Monday, July 23, 2018

OCM is on Summer Hiatus

OCM is on Summer Hiatus!! We will be back this September 2018 at Champagne Pool.

Our practice schedule will be the same as last year and all the details will be announced soon.



Check out the details from last fall for a preview of this coming year (dates and pricing may vary) or email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com..

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

OCM Social Fundraiser/Réception - Saturday May 26/Samedi 26 mai


French Follows/Français suit 

Instead of a brunch for this month, the Board and Head Coach are hosting a Social event. This social will take place at Aaron's barber shop, centrally located in the Byward Market, 91 Murray Street (http://www.notyourfathersbarber.com or www.facebook.com/NotYourFathersBarber) on Saturday, May 26 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Yes, it is the night before the Race Weekend half and full marathon, but it's an early night and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. 

This has been an unusual year for our club so this social is a fundraiser. As it stands, OCM will fall short on our commitments before the end of this session. So in an effort to continue to have 4 practices this spring session, we need to raise enough funds. Otherwise we will need to cancel practices until the end of the session ending June 17 to make up the short fall. 

We hope that you can attend and bring a guest to enjoy the festivities. We are selling tickets for 25$ which allows you to enjoy a free drink, appetizers, entry for a door prize, opportunity to bid on auction items, and of course, stimulating talk about swimming and more. Additional drinks are available by donation. Like our fees, we can accept e-transfers, cheques, and cash for tickets. Please RSVP by Friday, May 11 (Email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com) and let us know how many tickets your wish to buy and how you will purchase your tickets. Like our fees, we can accept e-transfers, cheques, and cash for tickets.

We are hoping to have prizes, but we need your help. Do you have connections to a business or service that will donate a prize or gift certificate of some sort? Please let us know and bring your item(s) to practice before the Social. 

This is an appeal and thank you for all your energy that you put into the swim club. 


Bonjour,

Au lieu d’un brunch ce mois-ci, le conseil et l’entraîneur principal du club organisent une réception. La réception aura lieu au salon d’Aaron, en plein coeur du marché By, 91 rue Murray (http://www.notyourfathersbarber.com or www.facebook.com/NotYourFathersBarber), samedi 26 mai, de 19 h à 22 h. C’est la veille du demi marathon et du marathon, c’est vrai. Mais ce sera une soirée sympa où l’on pourra jaser et s’amuser, et retrouver d’autres membres du club (anciens et nouveaux) autrement qu’en barbotant. Et puis nous servirons aussi des boissons non alcoolisées et la soirée se terminera tôt.

Cette année a été quelque peu difficile pour le club. La soirée sera donc l’occasion de recueillir des fonds sans quoi nous ne pourrons faire face à toutes nos obligations d’ici à la fin de la session. Pour pouvoir continuer d’avoir quatre entraînements par semaine, nous avons besoin de recueillir assez d’argent. Dans le cas contraire, nous serons contraints d’annuler des entraînements, au besoin, d’ici au 17 juin (Écrivez-nous à ottawacentremasters@gmail.com). Les billets pour la soirée coûtent 25 $ / pièce. Le billet vous donne droit à une boisson gratuite, des amuse-bouche, un prix de présence et la possibilité de participer à des enchères. Et puis quoi de mieux que de pouvoir parler natation et bien plus encore avec des amis. Vous pourrez vous procurer toute boisson supplémentaire en échange d’un don.

Comme pour les frais de session, vous pouvez payer vos billets par virement électronique, chèque ou argent comptant. Merci de nous dire d’ici au vendredi 11 mai combien de billets vous souhaitez acheter et comment vous compter payer.

Nous espérons avoir des prix d’entrée, mais pour cela nous avons besoin de votre aide. Connaissez-vous un magasin ou une entreprise qui serait prête à faire un don? Si oui, merci d’apporter l’article à l’un des prochains entraînements avant la soirée.

Merci d’avance de votre aide et de votre soutien envers notre club de natation.

Monday, March 5, 2018

OCM Spring 2018 Session Information

Our Spring Session will start on Tuesday March 27th.  
There is still space open for new members!

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 the end of the Winter Session (March 25th) before you register.


Spring Session Dates (12 weeks):
Tuesday March 27, 2018 to Sunday June 17, 2018

Swim Times (Champagne Pool: 321 King Edward Ave.):
Tuesday Evening: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Evening: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am
Sunday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am

Fee Options (12 week session):
12 drop-ins - $195.00
Unlimited Swims - $285.00

For additional email please send us an email at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com.

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 e-transfer (to the OCM gmail account) cheques, money orders, or cash. All board members will be present to give you your registration package, and collect/confirm your payment on the first practice you swim. We can also provide a receipt if required.

Please remember to include the annual (recently reduced) $10 registration fee in your first payment - Registration fee payment is required for all members as we are an official Ontario 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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

OCM Swim Caps For Sale!

We've had a fresh batch of OCM Swim Caps printed!

They'll be available for $20 starting this January.  
Please speak to one of the board members about getting one!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OCM Winter 2018 Sessions Information

Our Winter Swim Session is right around the corner!

The 12 Week Winter Session is under way but it's NOT TOO LATE to join OCM! All the session details are below. For additional email please send us an email at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com.

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.

Session dates:
Fall: Tuesday September 12 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Winter: Tuesday January 2, 2018 to Sunday March 25, 2018
Spring: Tuesday March 27, 2018 to Sunday June 17, 2018

Winter Swim Times (Champagne Pool: 321 King Edward Ave.):
Tuesday Evening: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Evening: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am
Sunday Morning: 9:00am - 10:00am

Winter Fee Options (12 week session):
12 drop-ins - $195.00
Unlimited Swims - $285.00

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 e-transfer (to the OCM gmail account) cheques, money orders, or cash. All board members will be present to give you your registration package, and collect/confirm your payment on the first practice you swim. We can also provide a receipt if required.
Please remember to include the annual (recently reduced) $10 registration fee in your first payment - Registration fee payment is required for all members as we are an official Ontario 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.


* 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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