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 entry is now open! Click here to register.

Details for 2019-20 Registration: 
  • Registration Dates:
    • Returnees: Noon on Monday, June 10, 2019  (Link will be shared by email.)
    • All other OTC and Open Water Members: Noon on Monday, June 17, 2019    (Email us at noon or after)
    • New Members: Opens Noon on Monday, June 24, 2019  (Link will appear on this page with each class listing below.)
  • Most of our members swim once per week with the club.
  • Age: 18+ only
  • Ability Level: 
    • General: You can swim 50m continuously any stroke. 
    • Advanced: You can hold 1:45 per 100m in a set.
    • Start Smart: This program is for those new to lane swimming or those who want to build their stroke from the ground up. Participants must be comfortable in the *deep end* of the pool
    • Overcome: If you are very new to the aquatic environment and carry some fear of deep water, we invite you to join this special program held in a pool with no deep portion. 
    • Not sure which program is right for you? Email us and we'll help guide you.
  • 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.
  • 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: Full date details including no-swim days will be available this August when contracting is complete.
  • Saturday's 730-830am or 830-930am, Boys and Girls Club (BGC),  2825 duMaurier Ave.
    • Level: Start Smart  While any of our swims are appropriate for most levels swimmers, this workout is especially targeted at those who are newer to lane swimming or want to totally reconstruct their stroke. 
    • *Non-swimmers are welcome but must be very comfortable in deep water with a flotation aid (ie kick board).
    • 730am: Coach Geordie  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
    • 830am: Coach Jennette and Geordie   Sorry, sold out   Wait List
    • First Swim: Oct. 5   Last Pool Swim: June 13
    • No swims:  Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Feb. 15, Apr. 11, May 16, 
  • Saturday's from 7am to 8am at Canterbury Pool,  2185 Arch
    • Level: General
    • Coach Sean 
    • First Swim: Nov. 2*    Last Pool Swim: June 13
    • No swims: April 11
    • *Canterbury repairs will run late but we have managed to book enough days through the season to reach our usual total.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Sunday's from 7am to 8am at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe
    • Level: General
    • Coach Trina
    • First Swim: Oct. 6     Last Pool Swim: May 31
    • No swim days:  Dec. 29, Feb. 2
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Sunday's from 7am to 8am at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe
    • Coach Kym
    • Overcome Lane: One lane during this time period will be dedicated to those who cannot comfortably move into deep water. This pool has no deep portion and participants will follow an adapted version of our Start Smart progression. Registration for this lane will be done via email with a wait list already building.
    • First Swim: Oct. 6     Last Pool Swim: May 31
    • No swim days:  Dec. 29, Feb. 2
    •  Overcome lane is sold out, sorry   Wait List
  • Sunday's from 8pm to 9pm at Sawmill Pool, 3380 D'Aoust
    • Level: General
    • Coach Geordie
    • First Swim: October 6    Last Pool Swim:  June 7
    • No swims: Dec. 22, Dec. 29, April 12
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Monday's from 6am to 7am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch
    • Level: General
    • Coach Sean
    • First Swim:  Oct. 28*   Last Pool Swim: June 15
    • No swims: Dec. 30, Feb. 17, Apr. 13^, May 18^
    • ^Participants may join another OTC swim on these dates. Email to arrange.
    • *Canterbury repairs will run late but we have managed to book enough days through the season to reach our usual total.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Monday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Level: General
    • Coach Trevor
    • First Swim: Sept. 30   Last Pool Swim: mid-June (date TBA)
    • No swims: Dec. 23, Dec. 30 (2020 no swims are TBA)
  • Tuesday's from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset  
    • Level: General
    • Coach Erin 
    • First Swim: October 1   Last Pool Swim: June 9
    • No swims: Nov. 26 and month of December
    • Note: This class always sells out fast. It's our oldest swim time, has only 19 spots, and everyone keeps coming back!
    • *2018-19 registrants will be swimming in September in this time spot as a make up for maintenance closure the previous season.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Tuesday's from 9pm to 10pm at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe 
    • Coach Geordie 
    • Level: Start Smart  This workout is especially targeted at those who are newer to lane swimming or want to totally reconstruct their stroke. 
    • Overcome Lane: One lane of this swim will be dedicated to those who cannot comfortably move into deep water. This pool has no deep portion but the progression used by this group will be slightly different than that used with the Start Smart lanes. Registration for this lane will be done via email with a wait list already building.
    • First Swim:  October 1  Last Pool Swim: May 26 
    • No swims:  Dec 24, Dec 31
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Wednesday's from 630am to 730am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch
    • Level: General
    • Coaches Julie and Erik
    • First Swim: Oct. 30*    Last Pool Swim: June 17
    • No swims: Dec. 25, Jan. 1
    • *Canterbury repairs will run late but we have managed to book enough days through the season to reach our usual total.
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Wednesday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Level: General
    • Coach Simon
    • First Swim: October 2   Last Pool Swim: Mid-June (date TBA)
    • No swims: Dec. 25, Jan. 1 (2020 dates are TBA)
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Thursday's from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset
    • Level: Advanced group. All swimmers must be able to hold a set at < 1:45/100m. 
    • Coach: Kelsey 
    • First Swim: October 3    Last Pool Swim: June 11
    • No swims: Nov. 28 and month of December
  • Friday's from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Level: General
    • Coach Simon
    • First Swim: October 4    Last Swim: Mid-June (date TBA)
    • No Swims: Dec. 27 (2020 no swims TBA)
    •  Sorry, sold out   Wait List
  • Friday's from 1030am to 1130am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation
    • Important member note: If this class is not appearing in the list when you attempt to register, please email us.
    • Level: General
    • Coach Geordie
    • First Swim: October 4    Last Swim: Mid-June (date TBA)
    • No Swims: Dec. 27 (2020 no swims TBA)
    •  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 at the Champagne Pool on King Edward.  For full details visit their website.