Yesterday morning concluded another fabulous summer outside with OSM. Thanks for your smiles, dedication and love of the water. See you next summer! Marie
If you are interested in participating in the Riverkeeper 4K trial swim it will take place on Friday, August 2 at 9:00 AM. The swim starts at the Lac Deschenes Sailing Club and goes to the Aylmer Marina. Swimmers will be escorted by a boat. You must contact Katie Shafley at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one […]
Have you registered yet for the Ottawa Riverkeeper swim? Next to Bring on the Bay it’s probably the next biggest open water swim event held in the Ottawa area. And, it’s a great fundraiser for the Riverkeeper initiative that works hard toward making the mighty Ottawa River a swimmable, drinkable and fishable body of water. […]
Registration is now open for indoor Masters. If you won’t be returning, please let me know…keep swimming wherever that might be! *Returning indoor members are given first priority until Friday Aug 23, 2019 provided, they choose the same practice days/time as last season (should a different practice day/time be required, you will be put on a waiting list […]
I’ve been thinking lately that there’s a lesson here that goes beyond the pool. We all wanted to swim faster and the more hysterically we tried, the more speed escaped us. The same goes for happiness. Everyone wants to be happy, yet the more directly we pursue happiness, the more elusive it becomes. Read the […]
OSM is truly a team – and our philosophy is not only to individually achieve success in the pool, but to participate in local events as a team, as it will give you a reason to train and promote local charities at the same time (so you are swimming for a greater cause). In the […]
Always assume practice is ON (unless there is active lightning and thunder). Andrea and I are always at the pool – rain or shine. If its raining, come out anyway!
Congrats to Caroline BP who finished swimming down the St. Lawrence River in a 2.5km swim (Berthier-Sur-Met) last weekend. If you get a chance, ask her who she met at the race…
Remember to register by June 30th to save on your registration fee.
A haiku is a short poem that follows the syllabic pattern of 5-7-5. Approaching the wall Head down, tuck, legs up, over Success, coach is wet Sunrise over treesRemembering why we swimWhen light hits water Take me back, way backChlorine kissed hair, no gogglesWhen life made more sense(Full credit to Sir Van Morrison) No place […]