AT the C3 Caledon Quarry

18077-, 18119 Hurontario St, Caledon Village, ON L7K 1X2


We have a coached session on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:00PM
Tuesday mornings at 6:15AM
Saturday mornings at 7:15AM
You must be a C3 member or pay separately for this sessions.  Contact us to get your online code for the membership or to buy your swim sessions packages.

SUNDAYS small groups and Individual lessons to learn how to swim, improve your technique and make life long lasting changes to your movements in the water. Starting at 8:00AM

A coaching / teaching tool that embrace YOU with focus in your individual needs.



HYDROPOOL For Individual lessons to learn how to swim, improve your technique and make life long lasting changes to your movements in the water.

A coaching / teaching tool that embraceYOU with focus in your individual needs.

Come check it out!

For Details and schedules, Contact us!


At Embrace Open Water Swimming we have worked hard for the last 8 years.

From learning how to put the face in the water and blow bubbles to extraordinary performances around the world by our elite athletes and age group extraordinary swimmers we have done almost all.

Organizing events, races, training camps, and everyday programs 12 months of the year has put us where we are now.

To all this that have contributed over the years and all our swimmers past and present, Thank you. You have made this journey possible.

As everything in life Embrace Open Water Swimming is evolving and we are working in different concepts based in our learning and current conditions.

For the time being we have moved from our regular programs in pools around the GTA and at the C3 Quarry we are building new exciting multi-sport concepts and opportunities to learn and train swimming.

We are grateful for the patience of many during the hard times that we fell in since July 2019 but as of now we are re-structuring and rebuilding.

We hope you follow us in this new chapter.

As this is a one or two person in the pool at any given time, the sessions are by appointment.

C3 Club members have priority. We encourage anyone interested in swimming at this pool to become a member:  https://c3online.ca

Non members are also welcome by appointment. Availability of coaches will change depending on demand.

The swim sessions at the studio are 40 minutes long and private with videotaping available 100% of the time.

Video analysis is also available. Please let us know if you would like your session recorded and analyzed.

Swim sessions for C3 members are $40.00 Non members are $50.00

USB memory stick with the session recorded $15.00 Session with Video Analysis $80.00

Interested? Please email us at info@embraceopenwater.com to book your session.

Hydropool Sessions are private and Individual, By appointment only. Space and times are limited


17 years old Embrace Swimmer and swim teacher Elizabeth Banducci

Conquered Lake Erie in 7 hours 11 minutes and 51 seconds raising over $10,000.00 for Defend Dignity, an organization dedicated to the help and support of victims of human trafficking.
Running 23km on land is far.  Biking 23km takes some effort.  Swimming 23km across Lake Erie is amazing for anyone. But add in that Elizabeth is only a teenager and that for more than 50% of her training she was injured its even more impressive. Elizabeth and Miguel got creative and for months Elizabeth trained with her legs kicking in the water, cycling and running to get the needed endurance. For weeks she swam with only one arm including some races! Only a few days before her swim trial to qualify for Lake Erie feat she started swimming back with two arms. After a failed attempt to start, where the boat got caught under an electrical storm in the middle of the lake while taxing over to Sturgeon Point in New York, a couple of weeks later a little better weather window opened and with the invaluable help of Anita and John Doppenberg, Tricia Banducci and Andrea Knot, Elizabeth and her crew braved strong winds and a head current for the first 4 hours of her crossing. With her determination Elizabeth got the job done on Saturday August 24.
7 hours and 11 minutes after she started at sturgeon point the Brampton teenager hit the shoreline of Lake Erie at Crystal Beach Ontario.  Well done to all who contributed and particularly to the great swimmer and her coach.
Your training partners colleagues and staff at Embrace and C3 are very proud of you. Welcome to the GREAT LAKES SWIMMERS CLUB.
Read more about Elizabeth's fundraiser.


Pool programs

Over the summer we started working towards creating a schedule that works with the little athletes and the not so little. We are getting better and we see a great future at our pool in Brampton. Come check what we have to offer.


This week

Life is made of the every day little things; some times we want to share our news and views on those the every day things. As we read long ago: "Aspire to Inspire before we Expire"


Top open water swimming coach, former competitive swimmer and modern pentathlete Miguel Vadillo is now sharing his remarkable stories of commitment and perseverance With more to add as life goes on and experiences worthwhile sharing accumulate.


With the summer swims outside coming up for 2019, the spring Friday morning technical practices continue to be a great way to focus on work that helps you achieve your personal goals. Being more efficient in the water will bring the speed that you have wanted. Come check us out! We are growing as more people now sees the benefit of investing time in swimming well to be able to swim fast.

We provide quality programs, coaching, and advice for swimming, open water swimming, and triathlon. Join us and get on the path of achieving your goals.

Open Water Swimming

With lakes, ponds, quarries and rivers of all sizes in Ontario, Open water swimming knows no boundaries!

Lake Erie Race

In the water as it is often in regular life, anyone of us is just as good as the support we have beside us


This week

Life is made of the every day little things; some times we want to share our news and views about the every day things. As we read long ago: "Aspire to Inspire before we Expire"

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