Masters Summer 2017 Outdoor Swim Program
Join us outdoors and breathe in fresh air!

Last updated: March 9, 2017

First come, first served basis as we expect to have a full program again this summer!

Our exclusive Summer program is designed for enthusiastic novice lap swimmers through to elite Triathlete and Masters swimmers. With access to a 25-metre outdoor pool we will offer a program for all levels. BONUS: We will also have discounted fees as our 7th Annual co-sponsor in the Bring on the Bay 3K swim, Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:00 am starting at the Nepean Sailing Club. We are also the creator of the Escape To Alymer-traz 4K Ottawa Riverkeeper swim Saturday August 12, 2017. More details to follow.

And, look forward to our Fun Friday practice where we think outside of the swim practice box doing fun sets and team challenges!

Here's the requirements to join:

  1. Must be able to swim 1800 metres in an hour (fast lane will do 2800-3000 metres). A set of 5 x 100m front crawl repeat times will be approximately 1:40, 1:50, 2:00-2:30 in one of the lanes.
  2. Must be able to swim and kick front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke (expect 75% front crawl and 25% choice) as well as a willingness to do butterfly. This is not a front crawl only program.
  3. Must choose particular practice days and session times

Join our enthusiastic members in a friendly the gr8 outdoors!

Register me now (use online form below)!

JCC Outdoor Pool
JCC Outdoor Pool
"I don't think there's anything better than swimming outdoors...
when the sun is either rising or settling down for the night...
the reflection of natural light makes me one with the water."

Map to SJCC building (pool to rear right side of property from front doors)
Directions to outdoor JCC pool: Carling to Broadview south (at Canada Trust). First left on Kerr Ave, second right (first is a Do Not Enter to main JCC parking lot) to side parking lot. Drive down to end and park closest to the chain link fence where the pool is located.

Video Tour: Check out for a candid video of our last day outside along with photos of the outdoor pool.

Session dates: mid-June* to Aug 25 (outdoors), 2017 with early indoor bonus swims starting early June for those registering prior to June
* Outdoor session start TBA dependent upon weather and maintenance. All registered members will be contacted regarding start date as well as early indoor bonus practices.
We do not pro-rate our fees for late registrants.

We have payment plans as follows:

1. June-Aug 26: cost is $265 plus HST

*All sessions take place in 25-metre SJCC outdoor pool rain or shine. In case of thunder or lightening, we have to vacate the pool for 15 minutes with no visual or audible re-occurence in order to resume practice.

*6-7 am and 7:30-8:30 pm is most busy with 3-5 swimmers per lane, followed by MWF 7-8 am. For more lane space MWF 8-9 am (July-Aug only) with 2-3 people per lane is typical. Lots of space!

BONUS: You can attend ANY of the practices that are convenient to you whether it be 2, 3, 4 or even 5 times per week as well as back-to-back practices..

- Mon/Wed/Fri from either 6:00-7:00am, 7:00-8:00 am, or 8:00-9:00 am (8-9 am July-Aug only)

- Tue/Thu/Fri from either 6:00-7:00am, 7:00-8:00 am

- Tue/Thu 7:30-8:30 pm + Mon 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 am (8-9 am July-Aug only)

Register me now!

Driving directions: From Queensway, take Maitland North, turn right on Carling Ave (heading West), turn right at lights on Broadview (Canada Trust is at corner), past stop sign and next left into facility parking lot. There is also additional parking on other side of building to the East, where it's the closest to the outdoor pool (pool is located behind the main centre).Either come ready to go on deck at the start time of practice, or change in the JCC changerooms inside and enter through back doors of indoor pool through the gates to the outdoor pool.

NOTE: There will be no access to the JCC main building for non-JCC members. There are two outdoor showers and change stalls by the pool.

To Bring
* Swim wear, goggles, towel to wrap yourself in as it may be cool
* Sandals optional as your feet will pick up sand to/from the outdoor pool
* Swim fins (we will bring a pair if you indicated you need to purchase for $35) particularly the novice swimmers so we can work on your technique

The Pool
* 25m, six-lane outdoor chlorinated pool
* Changeroom stalls available in shallow end
* Shallow end is 32 inches so if you do flip turns, make sure you do compact ones. Test it out first!
* Porta potties located in the small grassy area by parking lot in front of the pool
* Backstroke flags will be set up at the standard 5m from pool ends
* Rope lanes are not wave proof so expect some 'chop' when you swim...just like open-water :P
* Two warm showers are located by the outdoor change stalls

The Coaches
* Emily and Tom will be your coaches, we may even swim a few to test the practices out :)

Registration and Payment
* Payment to be charged using your credit card via PayPal. No refunds or cancellations allowed.

Other Stuff You Should Know About
* Park in east side lot closest to outdoor pool or fenced school area just beyond entrance to centre. Easier access with open gate to pool area.
* Please be cordial to your fellow lane mates and members of our club. Know the circle pattern of the lane beforehand.
* Be on time for practice and stay the duration so as not to disrupt your lane members.
* We will swim outdoors in sun, clouds, rain...only exception is thunder and lightning where we will vacate the pool for 15 minutes of no lightning before continuing where possible. Click this link for the latest satellite weather by hour.
* Health and liability waiver signed at the time of online registration.
* Have fun and enjoy the great outdoors!
* Please read the disclaimer regarding the no refund policy. CU (outdoor) pool side,

Tom Anzai

Proud Sponsor of Bring on the Bay 2009-present and creator of the Escape From Aylmer-traz 4K river swim in 2014.
Corporate donator for the Easter Seals cause.

Please fill out the registration form below to register for the summer swim program.
*You must show as registered before your first practice as space is limited

Swimmer First and Last Name

Birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY)

Your email address     primary:    secondary: 
*Important for communication of changes and updates


Postal Code:

Phone Number(s):
  Cell/Work (daytime contact)

How did you hear about our program?

BONUS: You can attend ANY of the practices that are convenient to you whether it be 2, 3, 4 or even 5 times per week as well as back-to-back practices. However, please choose your preferred option below so we can track numbers.
What is your preferred session date/time:
Cost is $299.45, HST included (to be processed by PayPal)

For new members, detail your swimming background and current skill level. How far do you swim in a typical practice? What is your fastest 100m freestyle time?

Please list any conditions that may affect physical exercise:

Release and Indemnity
The purpose of this document is to preclude any claim arising out of my participation in the activities of (Anzai! Inc.).
In consideration of the training, coaching and facilities provided to me by (Anzai! Inc.):
• I confirm that I am aware that swimming is a sport, which involves risk, including significant cardiovascular demands.
• I confirm that I am physically fit and able to participate in swimming at a Masters level and am not aware of nor have I been advised of any physical limitations to my participation.
• I agree that I will not make any claim for loss, damage, injury or expense, including any claim based on negligence or breach of contract, against (Anzai! Inc.), its members, executive members, volunteers, trainers, coaches, sponsors, officials or the owners, staff or operators of any recreational facilities used by (Anzai! Inc.).
• I agree to indemnify and hold harmless (Anzai! Inc.) and those individuals and organizations set out in the preceding paragraph from any claims for loss, damage, injury or expense associated with my participation in activities and events sponsored or sanctioned by (Anzai! Inc.).
• I agree this document is binding upon me, my personal representatives, heirs and assigns.

• I understand that there will be no refund, swimmer substitution, or credit arrangements allowances.

I declare I am 19 years of age or older and I have read and understood the terms of this waiver INCLUDING the no refund, swimmer substitution, or credit arrangements for future sessions.


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