Embrace Open Water Swimming is poised to be a leader in the Open water swimming sport industry running programs in a professional and safe environment. There is a growing demand for learning to swim in the open water not only from swimmers but amongst the population doing triathlons in all of its distances. Being a multilingual company (English, French and Spanish) Embrace has the edge and competitive advantage as can cater to clients from Latin-America and Quebecas well as offer events in warm places over the winter in Canada.

Embrace Open Water Swimming is a company that works in a collaborative way with other multi-sport institutions, clubs and companies. Together, we provide advice, information and guidance on recreational and competitive open water swimming and triathlon where athletes experience positive life changing adventures while working towards their goals.

Miguel Vadillo

Miguel Vadillo arrived to Canada in 2004 hired, to be the Modern Pentathlon Coach for Ontario.  He developed training programs for grassroots pentathletes in the province and has coached swimming for his local club, the Guelph Marlins, for over 8 years helping athletes to achieve their goals, including two bronze medal achievements at the Triathlon World Championships. An Ironman distance triathlete and open water marathon swimmer, in 2010 Miguel became the 44th person in history to successfully swim across Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto.


Katie White is a former elite athlete who competed internationally for Canada in modern pentathlon. Her professional expertise in management, marketing and operations in a national franchise corporation is enhanced by experience in a highly demanding, high-pressure sport environment. She has been personal trainer and healthy lifestyle adviser to many people over the last 4 years seeing individuals reach their personal potential in health, fitness, and sport.