2023 PickeringMSC March News

Swim Ontario (SO) Master’s Provincial Swim Meet

For PMSC members who are interested, the Swim Ontario (SO) Masters Provincial swim meet will now be held on May 6 and 7 at the Etobicoke Olympium (it was originally scheduled to take place at the end of March). The entry deadline is Wed. April 26. More information can be found here:


As mentioned in the Nov. 2022 PMSC Newsletter, there are two Masters organizations in Ontario: Swim Ontario (SO) and Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO). PMSC is registered with MSO and there are swim meets hosted by this organization. PMSC Members can also attend meets sanctioned by SO if they pay an annualized fee of $60 to become an unaffiliated Swim Ontario Member (SOM). Please the access the registration form HERE and then send to heather@swimontario.com to register with SO.

Once this is paid, then each person must pay an $85 plus HST registration fee for the May 6/7 competition. There is an online registration form to enter the events you wish to swim, with a maximum of eight individual events. If there is enough interest PMSC will be able to enter relays. 

March Break

As indicated on the calendar https://pickeringmsc.ca/members/ club swims are cancelled from Monday March 13, 2023 – Saturday March 18, 2023. Thus out last swim before the March break is Saturday Mach 11, 2023. Resuming on Monday March 20, 2023.

To keep in the water you may want check public swim times at https://www.pickering.ca/en/living/aquatics.aspx or TPASC at https://tpasc.ca/schedules


The club recommends that all club members acquire certain pieces of equipment to maximize the swim sessions which include kick board (although often available at the pool), pull buoy, fins, and paddles. Please visit https://pickeringmsc.ca/pickeringmsc-market-place/ (link in https://pickeringmsc.ca/members/) for some equipment the club has for sale. Otherwise visit the aquatic equipment suppliers mentioned. If you want free shipping e.g.  Triboutique, and can not make the minimum order amount for free shipping, let us know and we can combined some orders to get that.