Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter 2017 Swim Session Information

Winter is here! What better time to jump in the pool and fight those winter blahs!

The 12 Week Winter Session begins on Monday January, 9, 2017 at the University of Ottawa will run until Sunday April 2, 2017. 

Are you curious about Masters Swimming? Check out our post "What is Master's Swimming" for more information.

Session dates:
Fall: Monday September 12 to Sunday December 4, 2016
Winter: Monday January 9 to Sunday April 2, 2017
Spring: Monday April 3 to Sunday June 25, 2017

Winter Swim Times:
Monday Evening: 9:00pm - 10:00pm (Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University)
Thursday Evening: 9:00pm - 10:00pm (Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University)
Saturday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am (Champagne – 321 King Edward St.)
Sunday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am (Champagne – 321 King Edward St.)

Winter Fee Options (12 week session):
12 drop-ins - $175.00
Unlimited Swims - $265.00

The drop-in option is the equivalent of 1 swim a week. We call it a drop-in so that if you miss a week or out of town etc. you can use those swims however you'd like in that 12 week period**. Unlimited swims are just that - swim as much as you'd like in that 12 week session.

Here's a break-down of each swim practice costs, based on how much you want to swim, and the package you chose:
OCM offers one free swim/trial swim for new members to come and check out the club and give us a try before you register. 
Registration and Payment Information:

OCM registers its members on a first come first serve basis.  You can complete a registration form before your first swim (please click on the link here) or you can complete the form at your first practice. Payment is to be made at your first practice each session, and can be made out to the Ottawa Centre Masters. We accept cheques, money orders, or cash. 

A club board member will be present to give/take your registration package, and collect your payment on the first practice you swim. We can also provide a receipt if required. 

If you didn't swim with us in the Fall please remember to include the annual $35 registration fee in your first payment - Registration fee payment is required for all members as we are an official Canadian Masters Swimming Club.

Contact Us: ottawacentremasters@gmail.com

If you have any questions on how to register/join or anything questions about the club in general - please consult the FAQ section of the blog on the right hand side of the page or or email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

End of Session/Holiday Brunch Saturday December 3rd.

Please join OCM for our Holiday Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Memories Café.

The Café is located at 136 St. Patrick (in the courtyard area behind the Earl of Sussex). We plan on making the reservation for 10:30am so you can meet us there or meet in the lobby of the pool after practice and we'll walk over from there.

If you are able to join us, please RSVP by 4pm Friday, Dec. 2nd so we can confirm the reservation. Friends, family, and partners are always welcome to join :)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mid-Session Brunch!

OCM will be having another brunch after practice on Saturday November 5th
at The Aulde Dubliner (62 William St).

Reservations are for 10:30am.  You can meet us there or meet in the lobby
of the pool after practice and we'll walk over together.

Family/Friends/Partners welcome!

Please RSVP at: ottawacentremasters@gmail.com

The Breakfast Menu can be found here.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

First Brunch of the Year!

OCM will be having our first brunch of the year on Saturday September 24th at Memories Café 136 St. Patrick (in the courtyard area behind the Earl of Sussex). 

Reservations are for 10:30am. You can meet us there or meet in the lobby of the pool after practice and we'll walk over together. 

Family/Friends/Partners welcome! 

Please RSVP at: ottawacentremasters@gmail.ca

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fall 2016-17 Swim Session Information

Please find below all the information on Ottawa Centre Masters' 10th Swim Season!

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.

The 12 Week Fall Session will begin on Monday September 12, 2016 at the University of Ottawa will run until Sunday December 4, 2016. We will have two additional session, as usual, in the winter and spring. We are pleased to be adding another swim practice on Monday nights at the University of Ottawa, and by a landslide vote in our members' survey Sunday swim will be held at Champagne Pool from 9:00-10:00am.

Are you curious about Masters Swimming? Check out our post "What is Master's Swimming" for more information. 

OCM offers one free swim/trial swim for new members* to come and check out the club and give us a try before you register. Please sign-in as a guest swimmer.

Fall Session dates:

Fall: Monday September 12 to Sunday December 4, 2016
Winter: Monday January 9 to Sunday April 2, 2017
Spring: Monday April 3 to Sunday June 25, 2017

Fall Swim Times: 

Monday Evening:     9:00pm - 10:00pm  (Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University)
Thursday Evening:   9:00pm - 10:00pm  (Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University)
Saturday Morning:   9:00am - 10:00am   (Champagne – 321 King Edward St.)
Sunday Morning:     9:00am - 10:00am   (Champagne – 321 King Edward St.)
  
Fall Fee Options (12 week session):

12 drop-ins - $175.00
Unlimited Swims - $265.00

The drop-in option is the equivalent of 1 swim a week.  We call it a drop-in so that if you miss a week or out of town etc. you can use those swims however you'd like in that 12 week period**.   Unlimited swims are just that - swim as much as you'd like in that 12 week session.  

Here's a break-down of what each swim practice costs, based on how much you want to swim, at the package you chose:


Payment Information:

We would kindly ask that you bring payment on your first swim. Payments can be made out to the Ottawa Centre Masters. We accept cheques, money orders, or cash. All board members will be present to give you your registration package, and collect your payment on the first practice you swim. We can also provide a receipt if required.

Please remember to include the annual $35 registration fee in your first payment - Registration fee payment is required for all members as we are an official Canadian Masters Swimming Club.

The First Swim Practice on Monday September 12th: 

We would ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes early on the first day you swim in order to have time to get your payment, and your registration forms.

A coach will be giving everyone a run down on coaching plans for the year, your expectations/hopes for your participation and membership in the club. In addition he will go over the lane rules, and provide advice on stretching etc. Of course you will be able to ask questions about the coaching and the lanes/swimmers.

Contact Us:  ottawacentremasters@gmail.com

If you have any questions on how to register/join or anything questions about the club in general - please consult the FAQ section of the blog on the right hand side of the page or or email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com.


* the free trail swim is for people who have never been an OCM club member in the past. The free trail is for potential new members to see if they like the club before fully committing to a 12 week session.
** any remaining swims during that 12 week session are not transferable to another session.

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