Willy Lee Results


A big shout out to all who swam, baked, volunteered, officiated, danced, donated prizes and contributed to the meet. There were 101 swimmers, 15 clubs and many more smiles – and $4200 was raised. Tom never intended for this meet to be a meet to raise money- instead he wanted everyone to benefit from pushing yourself to race. Its’ easier to do when you know the money is going to a good cause. Put Saturday November 16th, 2019 in your calendar for next year!! Thank you to all who made this year such a success.

Reminders for tomorrow

A few last minute reminders to all OSM swimmers participating in the meet tomorrow-

  • warm-up starts at 12 noon; come early as it gets very busy
  • bring $$ for the 50/50 draw and the Silent Auction
  • OSM caps will be on deck for sale at $5 each
  • bring your water bottles; there is a fill-up station on deck

Good luck to everyone swimming and many thanks to all our OSM volunteers!


CU POOLSIDE!

Marie, Kenton, Andrea and all your coaching staff

Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM)

www.anzai.com

LAST call for Meet Entries!

Willy Lee Meet ~ LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES.

We need at least 8 more OSM swimmers to round out our entries. Here’s the MSO link to sign up NOW:

https://ms.mastersswimmingontario.ca

Meet Music

If you would like to hear your favourite songs during the meet, here is the link to add to the play list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xKaPB3v-KbBcDBJ5UBJzIDbLO_cV-I2iWxy0SHLwPUU/edit?usp=sharing

Calling for 2 Volunteers at the meet

We need 2 volunteers: one person for the SILENT AUCTION table and another for the 50/50 draw. Can you help? If so, contact Lynda R: lynda.richardson@gmail.com

Baked goods/food drop-off

If you are not swimming, please be sure to drop-off your baked goods with Steph Duffie at 2045 Prince Charles Rd. Kudos to those who’ve sent in their baking already (frozen)!! You are OSM (awesome).

OSM Caps

Will be available for sale at the door; $5/cap.

Looking forward to making this poignant meet a success this year!

CU POOLSIDE (at Brewer-side)!
Marie, Kenton, Andrea and all your coaching staff
Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM)
www.anzai.com

Willy Lee Meet ~ Time is ticking…time to sign up and enter your events for the WL Meet!!

You have a whole extra hour tomorrow… use it to sign up for the Willy Lee meet! It’s a quick process:

1) Choose your events/prizes here.

2) Register for MSO here (its $10 for the year or $5 for just this meet):

You can sign-up/login here  

3) Enter your events with MSO (this is the last step and will eliminate collecting payment the day of the meet)

Meet Music

If you would like to hear your favourite songs during the meet, here is the link to add to the play list.

Prizes

The meet committee is in need of PRIZES – especially for the AUCTION. Please help supply the tables with great prizes! Lynda Richardson is collecting the prizes – contact her at lynda.richardson@gmail.com

Volunteers during the meet

We need a few helpers to work the Silent auction tables during the meet. Please consider adding your name to the sign-up sheet.  WE NEED YOU!

Daylight Savings

A reminder that the clocks go back tonight – so be sure to change your alarms for practices tomorrow morning!


CU POOLSIDE!

Marie, Kenton, Andrea and all your coaching staff

Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM)

www.anzai.com

Willy Lee Meet info/MSO registration details

*** No scheduled holidays during the month of November! ***

JCC passes

The JCC has begun administering access passes for the OSM swimmers in order to improve the security and efficiency upon entering the building. They are charging a one-time $10 setup fee. We ask those who have not yet received their pass to ask the JCC front desk before/after their next practice. A kind reminder that these passes are to be used for access for OSM practices and not for other use of the community center (gym, weights etc.)

Swim Meets

Swim meets are a great way to have fun, stay fit and motivated, and gauge your improvement. It is worth all the stress and pressure from performance anxiety! There are several opportunities for meets this year; the first one up is our very own OSM charity meet.  I hope everyone will participate in the Willy Lee Meet, which was Tom’s way of encouraging everyone to jump in the pool, get over nerves and have fun.

Save the date: Willy Lee Meet Saturday November 17, 2018 12-3:30pm

MSO (Masters Swimming Ontario)

This year OSM is a registered club with MSO (Masters Swimming Ontario), which means the Willy Lee is a sanctioned MSO meet.  Every swimmer must be registered with MSO in order to swim at the Willy Lee meet. The fee is $10/swimmer. 

Here is the MSO registration link:   

https://www.mastersswimmingontario.ca/swimmers/how-to-join/ 

and choose Ottawa Swim Masters as your current club. This fee is a one-time annual fee to register with MSO. Send us an email if there are registration/signup issues. 

Please register asap!!

In order to be entered into the WL meet, you must now enter your events through  MSO – 

https://ms.mastersswimmingontario.ca


Willy Lee Volunteers/ Meet sign-up sheet

A fabulous crew of volunteers are working in the background. If you would like to help with the meet, there will be a call out for:

Prize donations – for the prize table as well (gift cards, trinkets etc) and for the Silent Auction (larger ticket items)

Baked goods – the best swim meets are ones with fabulous food!

Here is the annual signup sheet for your events:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17jCsImTSAHk6MeYJigA2JKHkjsF485H355gwz3a0lAU/edit?usp=sharing

Please fill in by November 11.

Meet music requests! 

Fill in up to the night before the meet!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xKaPB3v-KbBcDBJ5UBJzIDbLO_cV-I2iWxy0SHLwPUU/edit?usp=sharing

Website

The website is now up and running again. The new one is being developed but for now the old one has been updated with current dates/info.

CU POOLSIDE!

Marie and your Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM) crew of coaches

www.anzai.com

service@anzai.com

WELCOME BACK!

Thanks for registering for the OSM Fall/Winter 2018 Session. We’ve filled up all available registration spots and look forward to another great year!

KICKOFF PRACTICE: September 23rd @ Carleton (9:45 – 11:15AM)] Expect a very crowded lane at this practice as it is the kickoff and will combine both Sunday crews (JCC is closed). Be nice to your lane-mates! Regular practice schedule to resume thereafter.

BAGELSHOP BREAKFAST @ 11:30AM AFTER PRACTICE (1321 Wellington St W). Join us and fellow swimmers for breakfast afterwards, and feel free to bring the family!

Access to the JCC You will require photo ID to access entry to the JCC, please make sure you have it on hand for the front desk for admittance. A smile at the ready go also goes a long way (the J has been exceptional with their care and concern with OSM). Some early morning swimmers might require a JCC card (it will be a small fee) so that there is not a backlog at the front desk at that hour. We will confirm at your next morning practice.

Willy Lee Meet (November 17) There will be an organizational meeting for this meet next week; if you are interested in joining, please send us a note. Alternatively, if you have any tickets, prizes, or contacts that would benefit this charity event, please contact us. Your help is greatly appreciated. We of course will be encouraging you to swim!

Equipment A reminder to bring your equipment to practices. Aqua Sport on Iris Street has a fabulous selection of swimming aids. We will regularly use fins, hand paddles (boards and pull buoys are available at the JCC in limited supply.

GENERAL NOTES

·         We ask you to please commit to the set practices that you have registered for. If you have a permanent requirement to change session, please email us to see if it can be accommodated

·         You will require photo ID to access entry to the JCC, please make sure you have it on hand for the front desk to admit you to the facility. A smile at the ready go also goes a long way (the JCC has been exceptional with their care and concern with OSM). Some early morning swimmers might require a JCC card (the fee is $10) so that there is not a backlog at the front desk at that hour. Your OSM registration includes access to the JCC facility only for the purposes of attending OSM swim practices. Access to other amenities without a JCC membership (weight room etc.) are forbidden.

COMMUNICATION

The general form of communication will be through ~bi-weekly email updates. If for some reason you aren’t receiving these emails, check your spam folders as several swimmers have found them there. If you change emails (or would like to add a secondary email – say work), please let us know so we can update our distribution list.


CU POOLSIDE!

Ottawa Swim Masters (OSM)

www.anzai.com