Monday, August 24, 2020

Fall 2020 session registration

Our 12 Week Fall Session will begin on Monday September 14 at Lowertown Pool and will run until Monday December 7, 2020. Please email us at for full details on our fall session, including COVID procedures, and to receive the registration form. Fall Swim Times (Lowertown Pool: 40 Cobourg St.): FULL Monday Evening:         8:30pm - 9:30pm FULL Wednesday Evening:    8:30pm - 9:30pm FULL Saturday Morning:       8:00am - 9:00am Sunday Morning:                    8:00am - 9:00am Fall Fee Options (12 week session): 1 day/week - $204.00 2 days/week - $320.00

(does not include $6 MSO fee)

Registration changes

There are firm caps on the number of swimmers allowed at a time per lane. For our purposes at Lowertown Pool, we will be limited to 12 swimmers per practice, or 6 swimmers per double lane. As a result, we’ve changed our registration for the fall session. Swimmers will register for a specific day or days for the whole session, and the number of swimmers able to register for each day will be capped at 12. There will no longer be a single drop-in option or an unlimited swim option. The fee for one day of the week/12 swims is unchanged at $204, and there is a two days of the week/24 swims option which is $320 for the session.


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Fall session - stay tuned for details!

 Hello OCMers!

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer and finding opportunities to fit in some swims as much as possible.

The OCM board is working on plans to have a fall session up and running, granted it will be different from our usual sessions as we are affected by the indefinite closure of Champagne Pool and social distancing/public health requirements. Please keep an eye on your inboxes as we hope to communicate the details with you soon.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Pool closure/Piscine fermée

The Champagne Fitness Centre is closed from March 16 to April 5, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for updates on the reopening of city pools and our spring session.

Le Centre de conditionnement physique Champagne sera fermé du 16 mars au 5 avril, en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19. Restez à l'écoute pour des mises à jour sur la réouverture des piscines municipales et notre session printanier.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Still time to register for our Winter 2020 session!

We are two weeks in to our winter session, but there is still time to register!

Our winter session runs until Sunday March 29, 2020.

There are two fee options for the session:
12 drop-ins - $204.00
Unlimited Swims - $296.00

To register, or if you have questions, please email us at for details.

More information about our winter session can be found in the post below.

Friday, December 6, 2019

OCM Winter 2020 Swim Session Information

Our 12 Week Winter Session will begin on Tuesday January 7,  2020 at Champagne Pool and will run until Sunday March 29, 2020.

To register please email us at for details.

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.

2019/2020 Session Dates:

Fall: Tuesday September 17 to Sunday December 8, 2019
Winter: Tuesday January 7 to Sunday March 29, 2020
Spring: Tuesday March 31 to Sunday June 14, 2020

Fall 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 - $204.00
Unlimited Swims - $296.00

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.  

Payment Information:

We would kindly ask that you bring payment on your first swim. Payments can be made out to Ottawa Centre Masters. We accept e-transfers to the OCM email account, 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 $12 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:

If you have any questions on how to register/join or any 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

* the free trial swim is for people who have never been an OCM club member in the past. The free trial 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.