Friday, December 4, 2015

Winter 2016 Swim Session Information

OCM's Winter Session kicked off Thursday January 7 at 9:00pm at the Montpetit pool and will run until March 27, 2015. But it's never too late to join -  just send us an email and ask for details, or come to any practice. See details below about a free trail swim!

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

OCM offers our new members one free swim/trial swim to come and give us a try before you register. 

In addition to great coaching and a friendly club you'll get underwater video analysis.  This service is provided for those members who wish to have it done and at no additional cost! Check out a clip here and see what you can expect in your video:

Swim Times and Locations*:
Thursday 9:00-10:00pm Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University
Saturday 9:00-10:00am Champagne – 321 King Edward St.
Sunday 8:30-9:30am Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University

Session dates:
Fall: September 12 to December 3, 2015
Winter: January 7 to March 27, 2015
Spring: April 7 to June 19, 2015

Fee Options (12 week session):
12 drop-ins (1 swim a week) - $175.00
24 drop-ins (2 swims a week) - $275.00
Unlimited Swims - $300.00

The two drop-in options are the equivalent of 1 or 2 swims a week. We call them drop-ins so that if you miss a week or are out of town etc. you can use those swims however and whenever you'd like in that 12 week period. AND you can always upgrade to the 24 drop-in or unlimited options throughout the session. Unused swims do not carry over to other sessions or years.

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 didn't swim with us this fall you may need to pay 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. For more information please email us or see a board member on your first swim with the club.

The First Swim Night (for new members this Winter):
We would ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes early on the first day you swim to have sufficient time to get your payment, your registration form and to answer any questions you may have.

A coach will be giving everyone a run down on coaching plans for the rest of the year, your expectations/hopes for your participation and membership in the club. In addition they 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.

* We have two Sundays in the Winter Session that will be out of Champagne pool. Please check the coaching/pool schedule here for details. We will also send an email out to members to remind them of the change.

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

Annual End of Session/Holiday Brunch Saturday December 5th!


OCM will be having our annual end of session/holiday brunch this Saturday December 5th at Memories Cafe 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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fall 2015 Swim Session Information

Ottawa Centre Masters is very excited that this year will we be swimming in two great pools! Ottawa University’s Montpetite Pool and the historic Champagne Pool in the Byward Market!

OCM's Fall Session will start Saturday September 12th at 9:00am at the Champagne Bath pool and will run until December 3rd, 2015.

Are you curious about Masters Swimming? Check out our post "What is Master's Swimming" for more information: http://ottawacentremasters.blogspot.ca/2014/11/what-is-masters-swimming.html

OCM offers our new members one free swim/trial swim to come and check out the club and give us a try before you register.

Swim Times:

Thursday 9:00-10:00pm Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University
Saturday 9:00-10:00am Champagne – 321 King Edward St.
Sunday 8:30-9:30 Montpetit Pool – Ottawa University

Session dates:

Fall: September 12 to December 3, 2015
Winter: January 7 to March 27, 2015*
Spring: April 7 to June 19, 2015*
  
Fee Options (12 week session):

12 drop-ins - $175.00
24 drop-ins - $275.00
Unlimited Swims - $300.00

The two drop-in options are the equivalent of 1 or 2 swims a week.  We call them drop-ins 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.  AND you can always upgrade to the 24 drop-in or unlimited options throughout the fall session.

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.
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 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.

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: 

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


*dates may vary slightly for the Winter and Spring sessions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Champagne one of the "Top Ten Pools in Canada"!

The Toronto Star rated Champagne pool, here in the Byward Market in Ottawa, one of the Top Ten Pools in Canada for it's hertiage charm.  Something we at OCM have always appreciated - but now it's official. 

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/13/best-public-pools-in-canada


You can also read about the pool and us, the Ottawa Centre Masters here (Page 10): http://www.lowertown-basseville.ca/uploads/4/2/5/9/42591915/echo_may2015_final.pdf

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:

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/drop-activities/public-swimming-schedules

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.


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