Pool Swims

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About the Program 

The OTC swim program is aimed at helping participants develop a strong, efficient stroke then add further fitness and power to the equation. The result is fitness, strength and speed.  Ample opportunity will be given for those more experienced swimmers to maximize their volume while new swimmers will only swim as much as they are comfortable with.  All participants will benefit from ongoing feedback from the coach.  While we welcome all levels, we do ask that you are able to swim 50m continuously before starting the program.  Our Start Smart program is the one exception; it's perfect for those new to swimming.  We train indoors from first week of October to mid June after which our Open Water program starts up at Britannia Beach for swims through to the end of August.  Check out our new member page for additional info. 

General registration for 2018-19 is now open!

Please review the details below then click here to register.
  • Registration Dates:
    • Returnees: Noon on Monday, June 11, 2018  (Link will be shared by email.)
    • All other OTC and Open Water Members: Noon on Monday, June 18, 2018    (Email us at noon or after)
    • New Members: Opens Noon on Monday, June 25, 2018  (Link will appear on this page with each class listing below.)
  • Most of our members swim once per week with the club.
  • Multiple Swims: For each additional swim after your first registration we will rebate you $80!
    • Register for each class separately then email within 30 days to request the rebate.
  • You can use any major credit card for payment.   If you'd like to spread the registration to three payments email us.
  • A receipt confirming payment will be automatically emailed to you from PayPal.  It will list our official company name, Ottawa Fit Ltd.
  • New for 2019: In order to help us better manage numbers in our open water program it will not be included in membership in 2018-19. OS full year members will, however, receive a deep discount and advanced registration when it opens in May 2019.
  • Cost (one swim per week):  $390 + HST = $440.70
Classes
  • Closures: Extended breaks in the class schedules are due to annual maintenance closures at the various pools.
  • Dates: No swim days are listed with each swim and are usually due to pool holiday closures.
  • Saturday's 730-830am or 830-930am, Boys and Girls Club (BGC),  2825 duMaurier Ave.
    • 730am: Coach Geordie sharing with Coach TBA    Sorry, sold out   Wait List    
    • 830am: Coach Geordie   Sorry, sold out   Wait List  
    • Start Smart Program: While any of our swims are appropriate for newer swimmers, this workout is especially targeted at those who are newer to lane swimming or want to totally reconstruct their stroke.
    • First Swim: Oct. 13   Last Pool Swim: June 15
    • No swims:  Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Saturday's from 7am to 8am at Canterbury Pool,  2185 Arch
    • Coach Sean 
    • First Swim: Oct. 13    Last Pool Swim: June 15
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List 
  • Sunday's from 7am to 8am at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe
    • Coach Trina
    • First Swim: Oct. 14     Last Pool Swim: June 16
    • No swim days:  Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List 
  • Sunday's from 8pm to 9pm at Sawmill Pool, 3380 D'Aoust
    • Coach Geordie
    • First Swim: October 14    Last Pool Swim: June 16
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List  
  • Monday's from 6am to 7am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch
    • Coach Sean
    • First Swim: Oct. 1    Last Pool Swim: June 10
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Monday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Coach Trevor
    • First Swim: October 1   Last Pool Swim: June 10
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Tuesday's from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset  
    • Coach Dave 
    • First Swim: October 2   Last Pool Swim: June 11
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
    • Note: This class always sells out fast. It's our oldest swim time, has only 19 spots, and everyone keeps coming back!
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List   
  • Wednesday's from 630am to 730am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch
    • Coaches Julie and Erik
    • First Swim: October 3    Last Pool Swim: June 12
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Wednesday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Coach Simon
    • First Swim: October 3   Last Pool Swim: June 12
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Thursday's from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset
    • Coach Melanie 
    • Note: Advanced group. All swimmers must be able to hold a set at < 1:45/100m. 
    • First Swim: October 4    Last Pool Swim: June 13
    • No swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Friday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Coach Simon
    • We will have one lane dedicated to Start Smart, our program for new swimmers
    • First Swim: October 5    Last Swim: June 14
    • No Swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
  • Friday's from 1030am to 1130am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Coach Geordie
    • First Swim: October 5    Last Swim: June 14
    • No Swims: Dates will be added in late August once confirmation is received from pool management.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List  
Downtown Swims
The OTC doesn't have any downtown swims but we have some good friends that do!  The Ottawa Centre Masters Swim Club have times on Monday and Thursday night at Ottawa U and Saturday and Sunday morning at the Champagne Pool on King Edward.  For full details visit their website.