Ottawa Swim Masters Outdoor Summer Program 2021

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Soloway Jewish Community Centre

21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9


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Outdoor Summer Program 2021. With access to a beautiful 25-metre outdoor pool located in West-Ottawa, we offer a program for all levels.

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Our Outdoor Summer program is back!


Starting date in the outdoor pool is Monday, July 19th

Please read below for notes & expectations surrounding Covid-19 protocol before signing up.

Emily will be our coach for the summer!


i) The pool will be split into 3 double lanes, each lane allows 4 swimmers while keeping 2m apart. The coach will explain how the lane organization will be implemented in detail at the start of practice. This is done to help keep distance among swimmers during practice.

ii) Swimmers are to bring their own equipment, there is to be no sharing and no borrowing from the facility

iii) Swimmers may only come to the practice they signed up for, no swapping with another swimmer

iv) If there is a single confirmed case of COVD-19 from a participating member of OSM, the program will be shut down for a minimum of 2 weeks, based on Ottawa Public Health guidelines. Members will be contacted immediately if this occurs.

v) Physical distancing is mandatory between fellow swimmers and coaches at all times


i) Swimmers are expected to arrive in bathing suits as change rooms are not available ii) Swimmers will enter the pool no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of their session

What If I arrive earlier than 5 minutes before? Swimmers must form a line outside the gate entrance and keep 2m apart

What if I arrive later than my scheduled start time? Swimmers must wait until all members from earlier session have left the premises and the coach gives the ok to enter the premises iii) Upon entering the pool deck, swimmers MUST use hand sanitizer, check in with the coach to confirm attendance and sign health and safety waiver iv) Swimmers are to proceed straight to the DEEP END to drop off bags in marked off area) After dropping bags off, swimmers must walk to the SHALLOW END and wait in a line, 2m apart, until the pool has cleared completely and Emily gives a verbal signal that it’s safe for swimmers to enter the pool


i) It is the swimmer’s personal responsibility to maximize distance from other swimmers in the pool at all times

ii) When resting at the walls in between sets, swimmers will rest on the black line either at the wall or on the black line 2m from the first swimmer (halfway in between the wall and the flags)iii) Swimmers are expected to exit the pool from the DEEP END, no later than :45 after

iii) All lanes are to operate as directed by the coach on deck. Swimmers sharing a lane are to swim sets together despite the possibility of varying speeds.


i) Swimmers are to leave the premises immediately, no showers and no change rooms (bring your towels!!)

Program Duration: Monday, July 19- Friday August 27

Holidays: Monday, August 2nd (Civic Holiday)

Full Schedule:

Registration includes access to the following session times

Mon/Wed Mornings: 5:45-6:45AM or  6:45-7:45AM (with alternating Fridays)

Tues/Thurs Mornings: 5:45-6:45AM or 6:45-7:45AM (with alternating Fridays)

Drop-ins: At this time, we are not accepting drop-ins or tryouts

Registration and Payment 

Cost: $250 + HST. Your spot is guaranteed upon receipt of payment. Register through Eventbrite only (e-transfer not accepted)

Receipts provided for tax/benefit claims upon request.

Other Stuff You Should Know About * Park in east side lot closest to outdoor pool or fenced school area just beyond entrance to centre. Easier access with open gate to pool area. * 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.* We will swim outdoors in sun, clouds, rain...only exception is thunder and lightning where we will vacate the pool for 15 minutes of no lightning before continuing where possible. Click this link for the latest satellite weather by hour. * Health and liability waiver signed at the time of online registration.* Have fun and enjoy the great outdoors!* Please read the disclaimer regarding the no refund policy. 

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Soloway Jewish Community Centre

21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9


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Organizer Ottawa Swim Masters

Organizer of Ottawa Swim Masters Outdoor Summer Program 2021

Ottawa Swim Masters (formerly Swim Ottawa Masters) is a family-run swim program with competitive swimming and coaching spanning three generations. We provide an enthusiastic, affordable and instructive environment to improve your fitness in a great lifelong sport. Our program is comprised of a wide spectrum of swimmer abilities, from beginner to national levels.

We emphasize technique and drills to improve stroke efficiency and use a wide variety of sets and drills to help swimmers excel. We are not a freestyle-exclusive club.

We operate out of the Soloway JCC, Carleton University and Brewer Pool. Our summer program runs outdoors from June- Aug, winter program runs October through December, and the spring program runs January through May. 

Please bear with us as we are in the process of launching our new website!



Mailing Address: 

963 Killeen Ave. 

Ottawa, ON 


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