Welcome to 947 Swim, Bowen Island's New Summer Aquatics Hub!
From preschool ages to the forever young, we offer a variety of aquatic classes. Whether you are looking for swimming lessons, aquatic fitness classes, 1:1 rehab, or open water courses, we've got you covered!
Billi is the head instructor and owner of 947 Swim. She has been sharing her passion of swimming and aquatic fitness to all ages on Bowen Island and the North Shore since 1994. Billi grew up on the North Shore where she learned to swim, competed as a springboard diver and later became a lifeguard and swim instructor with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission and Culture. When she is not teaching the fun folk of Bowen Island to swim in the summer, she commutes to Delbrook Recreation Center where she instructs aquatic fitness classes, swim lessons, provides aquatic rehab, and mentors other swim instructors.
Sophie has a passion for swimming and from a very young age she has enjoyed many water sports including: open water swimming, sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. She loves teaching and as soon as she was able to, completed her lifesaving courses, water safety instructor, and lifeguarding courses. Sophie has spent the last two summers teaching swimming on Bowen Island through community recreation, as well as, offering private lessons. She brings her enthusiasm for teaching as well as her passion for the water to the pool everyday and it's a pleasure to have her on our team. In her free time, Sophie can often be spotted swimming in the ocean -- or is that a mermaid?
Parent and Tot
(5 months - 36 months)
(3 - 5 years)
Classes designed to get you and your
wee one splashin!
Early years lessons focused on getting comfortable in the water and learning the basics of swimming.
(6 - 12 yrs)
(13 - 15 yrs)
Lessons are designed to build confidence in the water and have fun developing swimming
skills for life.
From beginner to advanced, we prepare youth for a future in aquatics. Whether wanting to compete, be active, or meet new friends, we've got youth covered.