Hello OSM swimmers,

Hoping you and your families are keeping healthy and upbeat in the pandemic as one day seemingly blends into the next without the pool! In the Japanese language, the word ‘crisis‘ can be broken down into two words: danger and opportunity. Danger aside, let’s make the most of this opportunity to get in different workouts (running, biking, yoga etc), to spend more time with our families, to connect to those who we would normally be ‘too busy’ to during normal times and to spend more time on our hobbies – that bring us so much more life. 

Indoor Program

I have been meaning to send this update earlier but have waited out a bit in hopes of some good news. However, all of our facilities still remain closed and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Our club has remained on ‘standby’ with hopes of the facilities re-opening, however its not looking like that this will happen before the end of the spring 2020 session. To manage expectations and give some certainty, we have decided to cancel the rest of the Indoor 2020 session. This includes all practices at the JCC and Carleton. We are very sorry to conclude our season!


Understanding the uncertain times and facing reality that we cannot get wet before the end of the indoor session, we will offer a refund for the missed time in the pool (March 12 – June) of $200. Please send us an email separately and confirm your preferred payment method; PayPal or e-transfer. Sending a separate email to service@anzai.com ensures your request will not be lost. Requested refunds will be paid out on May 15 2020.

OSM Summer Season

The JCC will begin maintenance this month on the outdoor pool in hopes to possibly open for the summer. This status of this year’s summer outdoor program remains to be determined – I will update you in the next while. Emily is ready to coach – just not sure how and if it will be possible. Stay tuned!

Keep healthy!

Marie and all your coaches

Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM)