Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall is here! Time to work off thanksgiving dinner! ...or dinners.

I hope everyone enjoyed their thanksgiving long weekend, and the day off from swimming on Sunday. There is eight weeks left in the fall session, so make sure you are using the passes you signed up for. If you are worried about going over your allotment, you can always upgrade to the next package, you just have to pay the difference. No extra fees or anything of the sort, just talk to one of the board members: Gerry, Dan, Kevin, Kim or Sylvain.

Haven't joined yet? It's not too late, if you get a 12 drop-in pass this week, you are able to go to 1.5 practices a week for the rest of the session. Also, don't forget we offer newcomers, a free trail swim! Still a great time to join as we continue to focus on technique/refinement in the fall (don't be too content, there will still be some sets that will push you).  As always, if you have any questions, send us an email at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

No Swim Sunday, October 12!

Just a reminder to everyone, that there is no swimming on Sunday, October 12 as it is Thanksgiving. Saturday is still on, so I hope to see lots of people out to prepare for a weekend of turkey.  Otherwise, enjoy the long weekend!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Season has started, but not too late to join!

Our first week is over, the cobwebs are coming off and we're getting back into the groove.  I hope everyone enjoyed the first week and appreciates the fact that our coach was mercifully easy on us. I thought I'd take this opportunity to let all members, new and old alike, that feedback and comments are always welcome and appreciated. If there is anything that you'd like to see us doing better, or if there is anything you think we're doing particularly well, we'd love to hear from you at ottawacentremasters@gmail.com, or you can just chat to one of the board members. If you are not sure who the board members are, ask the coach or one of your fellow swim members will likely know.

Thinking about joining?

If you are interested in joining the club, but missed the first week, it's not too late to join! We urge potential new members to drop by earlier in the season, as we are more focussed on technique and drills. Don't worry, we will ramp up the distance and speed as the season progresses to make sure you are fit as a fiddle.  So if you are curious to see what we're all about, this is a great week to take advantage of our free trial swim. Just sign-in as a guest at the front desk in the reception area, and you're good to go.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014-15 Season starts Tues., September 9

Greetings OCM Swimmers!!

The first practice of the Fall Session is TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9th, at 7:30pm!

Here is a reminder of our practice times and the dates each sessions falls under this year, we have kept the same format as last year.
Swim Times:
Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm (90 minutes)
Thursday 7:30-8:30pm (60 minutes)
Saturday 9:00-10:30am (90 minutes)
Sunday 9:00-10:00am (60 minutes)

Swim Sessions:
Fall:  September 9 to December 7, 2014
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.

In order to make things easier for our members, we can confirm that cheques will be deposited by Tuesday September 23rd, if you would like to post-date your cheque to September 23rd, you may do so.
*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 for $310, and for unlimited swims $350. 

The First Swim Night: 
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 - before we start at 7:30pm.

A coach will be giving everyone a run down on coaching plans for the year, your expectations/hopes for your involvement with 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: 
We hope you are having a great summer, and we can’t wait to see you all on the deck in September!!
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.
Ottawa Centre Masters
Champagne Fitness Centre - 321 King Edward Ave
Ottawa, ON

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Coach Schedule

Curious about who is going to coach a given practice? Well, now you can check. The coach's schedule has been updated and can be accessed on the sidebar.