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** CU practice is cancelled this Sunday April 7th**

This Sunday’s practice at CU is cancelled – there is an age group swim meet scheduled instead (sorry for the last minute schedule change). All remaining dates are correct – we will back at CU Sunday May 12th.

And good luck to all OSM swimmers participating in Olympink this weekend!

Summer 2019 Registration

We will be opening summer registration in the next few weeks. We will be asking you to sign up through Eventbrite. Summer practices will be coached by Andrea A and Marie A and no changes to registration fee or practice times.

March 2020 Training Camp

OSM would like to invite you to the first annual training camp in Mallorca, Spain. The camp will be based at a premier training center, popular among triathletes.

When: Sat March 14, 2020 arrival – Saturday March 21,2020 departure

Features:

·         Open water practices (ocean is 100m away) with spotters on SUP boards

·         Outdoor salt-water pool (25m)

·         All breakfast and suppers included in fee

·         Access to bicycle tours during the day to local towns/shops

·         Fee includes shuttle to/from hotel

·         Double occupancy rooms include double bed, pullout, kitchenette, bathroom

·         Single occupancy available for additional fee

·         2 swim practices/day (open water and lane swimming)

·         No snow/shoveling!

·         $1899 all in; flights extra (approximately $800-1500 depending on your chosen route)

·         $500 deposit required (due date TBA), balance required in full by January 14th 2020.

Are you in? Check out this video:

Meets update

Congrats to Ken R who participated in Masters provincials in Toronto this past week! The next noteworthy meet to consider signing up for is Olympink held at Brewer Pool on April 6th. Registration deadline is on April 1st. There will be both distance and sprint challenges this year. More info here:

JCC Biathlon

OSM had a team of 6 participating at JCC’s 6th annual biathlon – spinning and swimming. Our crew swam 200 lengths in the allotted time after 60mins of spinning! Way to go…proceeds of this fundraiser go to sponsor JCC programs and events. Thanks to Janice P, coach Katy and Judith H who joined us in support of the JCC. A shout out to Diana who made it possible for us to participate and coached at CU.

Training Camp

Thinking ahead for next year 2020, I would be interested in setting up a 5 day training camp for OSM swimmers in a nice, warm and sunny setting! The goal of the camp is to have daily workouts outside. The options on the table are: Majorca, Spain, Barbados. Phoenix AZ and Florida. It will be family friendly.

In order to gauge interest, send me a separate email and let me know:

  • what month works best for you (ie March break)
  • what is your preferred destination
  • would you bring others (ie partners, children etc)

Send your consent by March 10th. If I receive 20 or more replies, I will look into making it happen!

Global swim series

If you are keen on exotic beaches, beautiful destinations and distance events, there is a swimming race for you– here’s the link. Even just to see where some people swim, it’s a good peek!

https://globalswimseries.com/races/

Upcoming Masters Swim meet

Techno Sport is hosting a meet, March 3 at University of Ottawa. They run a great sprint series where you’re finished the meet by noon. Here is the link:

JCC Pool Closed Feb 19 *** PRACTICE CANCELLED **

Due to mechanical issues with the pool, it is closed today. Practice tonight 8:30-9:30pm is cancelled.

UPDATED – CANCELLATIONS FEB 12 – 13

Practice Tuesday, Feb 12 8:30-9:30pm IS Cancelled

Practices Wed 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-730am are Cancelled

Wednesday PM practice is cancelled. The JCC is closing at 6pm due to the storm.
Thursday morning 6-7:15am is ON. The facility is running regular hours.

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