Hello OSM Masters!
Doug Ford announced today that pools in Ontario are allowed to open! This is really good news for our community summer swimming program!
I have been in touch with the JCC and there are several things that have to happen before the outdoor pool opens. Specifically:

  • The City of Ottawa has yet to unveil it’s plan for pool opening; the JCC must wait for city guidelines in order to reopen.
  • The health inspector must visit the facility.

,The outdoor pool will take a few weeks to complete regular maintenance. I cannot provide a hard date for summer swimming to begin but I am hopeful for around the first week of July.
I also would like to emphasize that we will need to manage expectations; there will be changes that will be strictly enforced; social distancing is imperative. Lanes will be run differently. 
This email is to give you the good news that OSM summer swimming will happen, should you be interested. It will look differently than in the past – and the framework will be clearly set out when you register.
I will be in touch as soon as the city guidelines are made clear and dates are a little more concrete. We are getting closer! Stay tuned for registration details.
Thanks for your understanding and support!