Pool Swims

About the Program

Ottawa Swimming programs are 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. Please register for our newsletter to watch for registration updates.

2022-23 Pool Program

We are aiming to return to our usual offerings this fall and hope to have everything confirmed by early summer. For that reason all information below is tentative.

  • Vaccine Mandate: Proof of full vaccination will be required of all swimmers and coaches. We will be gathering this information after the registration process is complete.

  • Registration Dates:

    • Returnees (2021-22): Noon on Monday, August 15, 2022 (Link will be shared by email.)

    • New Members: Opens Noon on Monday, August 29, 2022 (Link will appear on this page below.)

  • Most of our members swim once per week with the club.

  • Age: 18+ only

  • Ability Level:

    • General: You can swim 50m continuously using 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.

    • 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.

    • Due to the special circumstances this fall please delay adding a second class till the end of August.

  • You can use any major credit card for payment.

  • Upon completing payment you will be invited to open a PayPal account; simply choose 'Not Now' and you will be redirected to our New Member Page to signify the completion of the process. Shortly after the transaction a receipt confirming payment will be automatically emailed to you from PayPal. The receipt will list our official company name, Ottawa Fit Ltd.

  • 2022-23 Cost (one swim per week): $420 + HST/Processing = $486.78

  • The registration system may load slowly once you click the link.

  • The system works a bit better on laptop or desktop than on a phone.

  • Click here to register!


2022-23 Classes

Note: Contracting is partially complete so TBAs will be updated as information is made available to us.

  • Saturdays from 7am to 8am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Karen

    • First Swim: October 1 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swim days: Dec 24, 31 (2023 TBA)

  • Sundays from 7am to 8am at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: *Start Smart* (Please note change from last season.)

    • Coach Trina

    • First Swim: October 2 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swim days: Dec 25, Jan 1 (2023 TBA)

  • Sundays from 8pm to 9pm at Sawmill Pool, 3380 D'Aoust

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Steve

    • First Swim: October 2 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 25, Jan 1 (2023 TBA)

  • Monday's from 1030am to 1130am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Geordie

    • First Swim: October 3 October 17 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 26 (2023 TBA)

  • Mondays from 730pm to 830pm at Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: *General* (Please note change from last season.)

    • Coach Kym

    • First Swim: October 3 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 26 (2023 TBA)

  • Tuesdays from 7:30am to 8:30am at Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: Start Smart

    • Coach Geordie

    • First Swim: October 4 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 27 (2023 TBA)

  • Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Derek

    • First Swim: October 4 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Nov. 29 and month of December, *returning Jan 10

  • Wednesdays from 630am to 730am at Canterbury Pool, 2185 Arch

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Sarah

    • First Swim: October 5 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 28 (2023 TBA)

  • Wednesdays from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Simon

    • First Swim: October 5 October 12 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 28 (2023 TBA)

  • Wednesdays from 1:15pm to 2:15pm at Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Geordie

    • First Swim: October 5 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Dec 28 (2023 TBA)

  • Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Plant Pool, 930 Somerset

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: Advanced group. All swimmers must be able to hold a set at < 1:45/100m.

    • Coaches Lucie and Melanie

    • First Swim: October 6 Last Pool Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No swims: Month of December. *Returning Jan. 12

  • Fridays from 630am to 730am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation

    • *Sorry, sold out (Wait List)

    • Level: General

    • Coach Simon

    • First Swim: October 14 Last Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No Swims: Dec 23, 30 (2023 TBA)

  • Fridays from 1030am to 1130am at Richcraft Pool, 4101 Innovation

    • Level: General

    • Coach Geordie

    • First Swim: October 14 Last Swim: TBA (mid-June 2023)

    • No Swims: Dec 23, 30

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.