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Ottawa Swim Masters - Fall/Winter 2019 Indoor Program

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Soloway Jewish Community Centre

21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9


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Our indoor fall/winter program is back! Join eager and like-minded swimmers and enjoy the variety of practices, stroke improvements and workouts. Designed for enthusiastic novice lap swimmers through to national level masters swimmers. Our club is affiliated with Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) and encourage participation in local swim meets.


This program is for you if:

1) You can swim minimum 1800 metres in an hour (fast lane will do 2800-3000 metres). A set of 5 x 100m front crawl repeat times will be approximately 1:40, 1:50, 2:00-2:30 in one of the lanes.

2) You are eager to develop your swim technique, not only in just freestyle, but all four strokes (yes, including some butterfly)! Expect 25% of the practice to be choice strokes, 75% freestyle.

3) You are looking for a fun, family-endorsed swim program

Fall 2019 Program: Monday September 23rd – Monday December 23rd

Winter 2020 Program: Thursday January 2nd – Friday May 29


JCC Indoor Pool (21 Nadolny Sachs Private)

  • ‘Just shy’ of 25m, salt water, up to four lanes with three available for Masters weekdays and all four lanes on Sundays

  • No JCC membership required, access only to scheduled Masters practices

Carleton University Pool – Shallow End (65 University Rd)

  • 25m, six wide lanes, chlorinated, cool and fast

Registration Breakdown:

You must register for one of the following sessions through EventBrite. Due to limited lane space, we are only opening 15 spots per session. They will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis:

1) Mon/Wed/Sun Early-Risers

Mon & Wed 5:30-6:30AM @ JCC, Sun AM (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

2) Mon/Wed/Sun Mid-Risers

Mon & Wed 6:30-7:30AM @ JCC, Sun AM (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

3) Mon/Wed/Sun Nightcrew

Mon/Wed 8:30-9:30PM, Sun AM @ JCC (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

4) Tues/Thurs/Sun Mornings

Tues/Thurs 6:05-7:15AM @ JCC, Sun AM (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

5) Tues/Thurs/Sun Noon

Tues/Thurs 12PM-1PM @ JCC, Sun AM (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

6) Tues/Thurs/Sun Nightcrew

Tues/Thurs 8:30PM-9:30PM @ JCC, Sun AM (6:45AM - 8AM @ JCC or 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton)

7) Carleton Drop-ins

Sundays 9:45-11:15AM @ Carleton. Email for Sunday drop-in details.

Other drop-ins: Want to give the program a try? Register for a free drop-in to see if the program suits you. Refer to email below.


Full Sept-May season, $690 + HST 13% (unchanged) through EventBrite. Two payment installments are permitted (Sept/Jan) $345 + HST, payable to service@anzai.com via Paypal (register as a drop-in below and send us an email so we can reserve a spot in your preferred session).

*Fees do not cover Swim Ontario or Masters Swimming Ontario membership costs when competing in respectively sanctioned swim meets. Please read the mandate below for all clubs wishing to be sanctioned under Swim Ontario as a Masters club. Note: Ottawa Swim Masters is an affiliated member of Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO).

MSO / SwimOntario

Your spot is guaranteed upon receipt of payment. Cash & cheque payments also accepted.

Receipts provided for tax/benefit claims upon request.

Other Stuff You Should Know About
* Please be cordial to your fellow lane mates and members of our club. Know the circle pattern of the lane beforehand.
* Be on time for practice and stay the duration so as not to disrupt your lane members.
* Health and liability waiver signed at the time of online registration.
* Please read the disclaimer regarding the no refund policy.

2019 Holidays:

Email reminders will be sent out. Here is the list of cancelled day practices for the 2019 session (subject to be changed/updated - please check your emails!):

Monday, September 30 (Rosh Hashannah)

Tuesday, October 1 (Rosh Hashannah)

Wednesday, October 9 (Yom Kippur)

Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving)

Tuesday, October 15 (Sukkot)

Tuesday December 24 2018 – Wednesday January 1 2019 (Christmas Holidays)

NEW THIS YEAR: OSM March 2020 Training Camp

OSM would like to invite you to the first annual training camp in Mallorca, Spain. The camp will be based at a premier training center, popular among triathletes.

When: Sat March 14, 2020 arrival – Saturday March 21,2020 departure


  • Open water practices (ocean is 100m away) with spotters on SUP boards
  • Outdoor salt-water pool (25m)
  • All breakfast and suppers included in fee
  • Access to bicycle tours during the day to local towns/shops
  • Fee includes shuttle to/from hotel
  • Double occupancy rooms include double bed, pullout, kitchenette, bathroom
  • Single occupancy available for additional fee
  • 2 swim practices/day (open water and lane swimming)
  • No snow/shoveling!
  • $1899 all in; flights extra (approximately $800-1500 depending on your chosen route)
  • $500 deposit required (November 1st), balance required in full by January 14th 2020.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the pre-requisite to become a Master member with your club?
A. Our Masters club caters to a wide range of swim skill, age, and motivation. The Masters guideline is that members must be 18 years or older and able to swim 1500 metres in about one hour. Additionally, you must be able to swim front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke. We'll teach you how not to do butter-struggle :)

Q. I am a triathlete/ex-waterpolo player. Do you do stroke drills?
A. Absolutely. We have a theme in each practice and provide stroke drills before the aerobic sets. Keep in mind that the focus is mainly technique in an aerobic set. If you need a lot of stroke improvement, we may need to provide customized sessions outside of the Masters practice that are specific to your needs.

Q. Do I have to compete in swim meets?
A. While not mandatory, participation in swim meets is highly encouraged. We are lucky to have several fun charity meets during the year and it’s a great way to test yourself and have a great time!

Send us an email with any questions/comments/concerns. Else …

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