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Swims in Lake Ontario

Toronto, Canada

Experience hosted by Kelvin

60 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Look forward to meeting you beachside at Cherry Beach, near downtown Toronto, for a 1hr+ Open Water Swim. There are change/washrooms at the foot of Cherry St, near the parking lot. First, we'll do a short introduction of the lake. We are prepared to do a casual easy swim or up to a 4km swim workout. The main goal will be to swim West of Cherry Beach to enjoy the unique view of the Toronto Skyline at the Eastern (Island) Gap. There are a few options with regard to the swim destination depending mostly on the groups ability and desire, but generally the lake is there for us to enjoy. During your swim, we'll explore the flora/faun, as well as point out the abundant life on the bottom. After the swim, we'll guide you to a local hangout for a warming, refreshing snack/meal - meal not included.
Other things to note
Most swimmers will need a Wet Suit (No WS, if you are experienced swimming in cold 50F-70F), water, goggles, towel, swim bag for your gear and swim suit. Likely need a change of clothing for after the swim - could be your arrival clothing.
Look forward to meeting you beachside at Cherry Beach, near downtown Toronto, for a 1hr+ Open Water Swim. There are change/washrooms at the foot of Cherry St, near the parking lot. First, we'll do a short introduction of the lake. We are prepared to do a casual easy swim or up to a 4km swim workout. The main goal will be to swim West of Cherry Beach to enjoy the unique view of the Toronto Skyline at the Eastern (Island) Gap. There are a few optio…

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Meet your host, Kelvin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Coach Kelvin Landolt here. I have a passion for Open Water Swimming backed with years of experience with clients in OW swimming. I'm a certified Lifeguard and a qualified swimming instructor. I swim regularly at beaches all around Toronto. Open to us swimming at Cherry or Woodbine beaches, off Toronto Island, R.C Harris Water Plant & perhaps at Bluffer's Beach - all Spectacular Swim locations.
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Where you'll be

Cherry Beach - located at the southerly foot of Cherry Street - 1 Cherry St, Toronto, ON
Restaurant: Need a few options due to restaurant hours. Options:
- Cherry Street Bar-B-Que - 275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON
- Brick Street Bakery - 27 Trinity St, Toronto, ON
Gail
July 2018
Awesome, fun experience! Kelvin is very professional and clearly very knowledgeable about open water swimming. He also had excellent levels of safety (2 canoes) during the swim. It was a nice touch of him to take photos of the swimmers too. I will definitely do it again next time I am in Toronto (maybe not winter time!)
Awesome, fun experience! Kelvin is very professional and clearly very knowledgeable about open water swimming. He also had excellent levels of safety (2 canoes) during the swim. I…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swim Suit

Wet Suit