Help Charting Your Course
Don't get us wrong, we're proud that our core pool program sells out every year. What's frustrating for us is that it's then so much harder for us to offer help to the many that contact us once the program is full. That's one of the reasons we produce the YouTube videos we do but also why we started our swim clinics many years ago.
We are very excited to relaunch our clinics, this time in a simpler and even more affordable format, one that will make it easier for us to run more frequently. The clinic will see you spend an hour in the pool with our head coach, Geordie McConnell, who will guide you through a drill progression which will become your short cut to a relaxed and efficient stroke. The drills will help you to break down the components of front crawl and focus on each separately. The coach will also observe and correct each swimmer individually, sharing with them the most important elements for them to focus on moving forward. After the pool session there will be a question and answer opportunity to help consolidate your learning and you'll also receive notes on the session via email post-event.
The clinic is held at the Nepean Sportsplex in the 25m teaching pool which is the perfect place to learn. It is located on the far side of the main 50m pool. The Q+A will be held in the deck side stands.
Next date: Saturday, February 17 from 4pm to 5pm at the Nepean Sportsplex
Open to: This clinic is designed for adults that can already swim freestyle/front crawl at least 50m continuously.
Sorry, sold out - We hope to hold a clinic in March. Watch this space. Email to join wait list.
(Pay with any credit card. You do not need a PayPal account. You will receive a confirmation email from PayPal.)
You will get considerably more out of the clinic if you have a pair of fins (flippers).
They will be a key element to many of the drills we do and will be a highly beneficial tool for you as a swimmer moving forward.
If you are a newer swimmer, buy mid-length fins that extend 8+ inches beyond your toes. If you already have a solid kick, short fins (3-4 inches beyond toes) are fine.
Goggles make swimming front crawl a lot easier!
Please wear a swim suit :)
There are lockers and showers at the pool so consider bringing a padlock and towel.
Where to Buy Equipment
Best to phone first to check inventory: Decathlon (St. Laurent), Fresh Air Experience, Bushtukah, Aquasport
"I've been lucky to have some very good people try to teach me, but last night was something special." Brian
"I was impressed by how much could be done is such small amount of time.....thank you!" J.B.
"It helped me recognize my strengths and weaknesses as a swimmer and gave me a series of drills and tools to work on improving my efficiency in the water. It is a really well thought-out program and lots of fun too!" Lisa
"Your program promised an improved, efficient swim stroke and it delivered. I had no background in swimming but I always felt comfortable in the classes and was able to progress at my own speed. I practiced your drills and I've gone from not being able to do one lap at the pool to doing 30. I don't feel panic all the time swimming and I actually enjoy it to the point I'm like a torpedo now in the pool. I went from taking over 30 min for the 500 m to doing it in under 12 minutes at the Limestone Tri in Kingston this year." Garry
"Just last year I could hardly complete a 200M alive. I knew the OTC gave swimming lessons but I was too embarrassed to register since I thought everyone would be much better than me. But I got up the courage to enrol in Geordie's 5 week OTC learn to swim course. At first I was not sure how drills like learning to swim on my side or with a flutter board and flippers would help me but my progress was immense. In 5 weeks I had become a much better swimmer and I left the class with a drill set I could do on my own to continue my development. Fast forward a few months later and I'm now swimming a 200M with ease and speed. I'm amazed at my own progress and I'm looking forward to see just how much more I can improve." Bryan