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