Peter Scott | Private Aquatics (Swim) Coach (Vancouver)
Aquatic Personal Coach
Peter Scott, Sea Hiker Coach and Founder
"You can be at home in the water." -- Peter Scott
Before he turned twenty years old, Peter was a tentative swimmer with no confidence in open water. Like most people he preferred swimming in the shallows and snorkeling on the surface. He would even get nervous about swimming in a pool. Deep water scared him. At university, he decided that it was time to learn how to swim with confidence. He started by devouring as many books and videos on swimming as he could find.
WIthin a year, Peter was swimming at a level that impressed the captain of the university swim club, whom asked him to join the team. His swimming confidence vastly improved after hours of trial and error, and trying out different ideas and concepts. After moving to Vancouver, Peter discovered freediving. Within one year of learning the sport, he set several national records, competed for Canada at the Freediving World Championships, and placed in the top 25 in the world. Freediving soon became essential in his approach to swimming. It provided him with a whole new perspective on confidence, learning approach, and the importance of efficiency in all disciplines.
Now after more than ten years of self-propelled learning, Peter is an accomplished coach that excels at freediving, fin swimming and swimming technique instruction, with a special interest in aquatic confidence. The skills that he acquired and the successes he has enjoyed came from learning the hard way. Because he knows what it is like to start from zero, Peter knows how to shorten that process and transform it into an enjoyable one for his clients. People most often appreciate his brimming enthusiasm for swimming and underwater activities and his effective coaching style.
Peter was certified Total Immersion Swimming Teaching Professional and Senior Coach in 2007-2009, one of only four in Canada and the only one who was certified in all four swim strokes with Total Immersion founder, Terry Laughlin. For three years, he taught weekend freestyle workshops across the country and helped fitness swimmers, triathletes and masters swimmers of all levels improve their strokes in a short time.
Now, Peter has used these experiences to launch a new brand of swim instruction, Sensational Swimming, developed with fellow coach and business partner Tyler Zetterstrom, which focuses on new learning strategies grounded in body awareness, aquatic confidence, and swimming in the real world of lakes and oceans.
"As a coach, I am able to analyze a person's strengths quickly and deliver training that fits your character, goals, and natural talents. I want to show you that becoming a natural swimmer is possible for everyone and I will introduce you to the skills you need to get there." -- Peter
Specialties & interests
Swimming efficiency and technique (all four strokes)
Open water swimming
High-performance swimming, masters, and triathlon swimming
How Can We Meet?
Peter is a coach teaching weekly sessions, clinics, workshops and is available for personal training (1-on-1 sessions). Contact the YWCA for more information at 604-895-5777 or go to www.seahiker.com.
Be sure to check out programs offered by the YWCA and through Sea Hiker Adventures (www.seahiker.com).
For more information or to make an appointment:
YWCA Personal Trainer (aquatics)
YWCA Program Instructor (Swim for Speed, Tri Fit Swim Club, Intro to Masters, Sensational Swimming Program, Fin Swim! and others)
NLS Lifeguard (pool and beach front)
Sea Hiker Coach
Total Immersion Certified Coach (4 strokes)
Canadian Swim Coaches Association member
TriBC Newsletter Contributor
AIDA Canada (national freediving organization), Director
Safety Freediver Coordinator at AIDA World Championships
Deeperblue.com Staff Writer
Multiple national freediving record holder
National Freediving Team (2001)
½ hour session $75 non-members $70.50 members
Single Session $100 non-members $94 members
5 sessions $425 non-members $395 members
2 person (each pay) $75 non-member $70.50 member
3 persons (each) $58.33 non-member $54.83 member
4 persons (each) $50 non-member $47 member