Monday, June 22, 2015

We're on Summer Hiatus!

OCM is on summer hiatus!

Our members will be busy this summer, swimming open water, and for those tri-athletes amoung us - busy enjoying the race season.

You'll probably run into a few of us at Meech lake from time to time as well.



Please check back for new information on the 2015-16 swim season soon!
 
In the mean time - if your looking for a place to swim here are links to the swim schedule search for the City of Ottawa:
 
If you're looking for info on the club please see our FAQs section in the right hand column
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Wondering - what is Masters Swimming...? : http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/11/what-is-masters-swimming.html

OuInfo on last Fall's session: http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/08/2014-15-season-starts-tuesday-september.html

As well as some additional info here: http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/12/interested-in-joining-club-this-winter.html

Have a great summer everyone and see you on deck in September!
OCM

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring 2015 Session Information

 
Winter's on its way out and spring is here!



There's still time to get in those last few weeks of training - or keep up the momentum of a great season of swimming!
 
OCM's Spring Swim Session started Tuesday March 31st, at 7:30pm! But it's never to late to join OCM.
 
Want more information on if Master's Swimming is right for you?  Check out our post "What is Master's Swimming" for more information: http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/11/what-is-masters-swimming.html
 
Swim Times:
Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm (60 minutes)
Thursday 7:30-8:30pm (60 minutes)
Saturday 9:00-10:00am (60 minutes)
Sunday 9:00-10:00am (60 minutes)

The pricing options are:
12 drop-ins per session for $175.00*
24 drop-ins per session for $275.00*
Unlimited swims per session for $325.00*
Spring Session dates:
March 31 to June 21, 2015
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.
*If you're new to Masters Swimming this year please remember to include the annual $35 registration fee in your first payment – so if you’re buying 12 drop ins your cheque amount would be $210, 24 drop ins would be $310, and for unlimited swims $360.
 
Contact Us:
If you have any questions - please consult the FAQ section of the blog on the right hand side of the page or email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com.

Interested in Joining the Club this Spring?

Interested in giving OCM a try this January?

What do you need to do to join the club or are you interested in the free swim?

It's easy to join OCM! Just arrive 10-15 minutes before your first practice and sign-in at the front desk as a "Guest Swimmer".  Head on into the change room and join the rest of the club on deck when the practice starts (7:30pm week days, 9:00am on weekends) and introduce yourself to the coach. 

They'll have a short chat with you and get you situated in the appropriate lane.  Not to worry - you can always move up or down lanes depending on your speed.

Your first swim with us is free - and iot's meant to give you a chance to check out the club and see if we're a good fit!

When you decide to join we'll have you complete a registration form and we request you provide payment one your first official swim. Not sure which package is right for you? You can always top-up if you decide you want to swim more.

With OCM you can get as much or as little coaching as you'd like. Just give the coach a heads-up about what you're looking for.

OCM is a very friendly club, with an experienced and dedicated coaching staff. We're social and do enjoy competiting in local competition, but there's no mandatory participation in competitions.

For more information on Masters Swimming check out our "What is Masters Swimming?" post here.
 
And for additional info on the club there's an FAQ in the right hand side column of this page.

See here for information on pricing, swim times, and the 12 week session dates for the current Spring Session.

As always you can email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com for more information.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

What is “Masters” Swimming?

Are you tired of swimming by yourself during lane swim?  Want to mix up your workout or just want some tips on your technique?  Try Masters Swimming with OCM!

Our current Fall Session is underway and ends December 7th, so there's still time to join.  Or - if you want to work off those holiday treats the spring session will begin Tuesday March 31, 2015.

What is “Masters” Swimming?
Masters Swimming is simply a group of people, over the age of 18, enjoying swim practices with a set workout and a coach to give guidance on technique.

Do you have coaches and will I get coaching?
One of the things that makes OCM stand out is our excellent coaching staff.  You will get as much or as little coaching as you'd like.  Just tell our coaches what your looking for and they'll be happy to listen. There's no extra cost for help with your swimming technique.

What are the ages of your swimmers?
We have swimmers of all ages, from their early twenties and upwards.

Do I have to be a really good/fast swimmer like Michael Phelps?
We have swimmers of all speeds and abilities; from people very new to swimming, to former competitive swimmers, triathletes or people just looking to get some exercise in a fun environment.

Do I have to know all the swim strokes, or be able to swim a certain distance?
You don’t have to know all four strokes (front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke and butter fly) but you have to be willing to learn (unless of course you have an injury which prevents you from doing a stroke). We don’t have a distance/speed requirement, but you should be comfortable swimming for 30 minutes, and about 200 meters without stopping.

As a former competitive swimmer will your workouts be challenging?
Absolutely! We have many former competitive swimmers in the club, and they enjoy a challenging workout every time. Our practices range from 60 to 90 minutes, and include all strokes, distances, kick and pull. Everything you need to feel challenged in the pool.

If you have any more questions, or are interesting in joining the club please feel free to send us an email at ottawacentremasters@gmail.ca






Saturday, December 6, 2014

2015 Winter Swim Session Information

With winter's chill setting in - there's no better time to enjoy the pool!
The first practice of the winter session will be TUESDAY JANUARY 6th, at 7:30pm!
Below is our practice times and the dates of the remaining sessions this year. Please note the change in hours.

Unsure if Master's Swimming is right for you - check out our post "What is Master's Swimming" for more information: http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/11/what-is-masters-swimming.html

 
Swim Times:
Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm (60 minutes)
Thursday 7:30-8:30pm (60 minutes)
Saturday 9:00-10:00am (60 minutes)
Sunday 9:00-10:00am (60 minutes)

Swim Sessions:
Winter:  January 6 to March 29, 2015
Spring:  March 31 to June 21, 2015



The pricing options are:
12 drop-ins per 12 week session for $175.00*
24 drop-ins per 12 week session for $275.00*
Unlimited swims per 12 week session for $325.00*

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.

*If you're new to Masters Swimming this year please remember to include the annual $35 registration fee in your first payment – so if you’re buying 12 drop ins your cheque amount would be $200, and for unlimited swims $290.

Contact Us: 
If you have any questions - please consult the FAQ section of the blog on the right hand side of the page or email us at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com. 

See you on deck in 2015! 



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