At the C3 Caledon Quarry

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

We have coached sessions on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:00PM
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:15AM
Saturday mornings at 7:15AM
You must be a C3 Premium member or pay separately for this sessions.


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 keeps evolving and we are working in different concepts based in our learning and current conditions. 

We have moved from our regular programs to the C3 Quarry and one session a week in the pool at Southfields Rec. Centre in Caledon were are building new exciting multi-sport concepts and opportunities to learn and train swimming.

We are grateful for all the experiences we have been able to be a part of.

We are back! 


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"


Now that we are back inside a the Mayfield and Southfield pools in Caledon for 2022, 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 want. Come check us out! WEDNESDAY night is the day where all we do is technical swimming for beginners and experienced swimmers as well! We are growing as more people now sees the benefit of investing time now in swimming well to be able to swim fast in the near future.


Top open water swimming coach, former competitive swimmer and modern pentathlete Miguel Vadillo is now sharing his remarkable stories of commitment and perseverance. In 2010 Miguel became the 44th person to swim across Lake Ontario Swimming in just a little over 18 hours. Since then, we have done a considerable amount of activities that helped the communities we live in, to become comfortable in and around water. With more to add as life goes on and experiences worthwhile sharing accumulate, we aspire to make this space useful to you.

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"



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.

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