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.

Upcoming Scheduling Changes, Cancellation reminders and TPASC Entry Cards

Important, please review the following upcoming scheduling changes and cancellation reminders.

Monday February 20, 2023 – practice at Dunbarton cancelled as per Family Day.

Thursday March 2, 2023 TPASC practice moved to Dunbarton 9:00 – 10:00 pm (as per Winter Ontario Swimming Championships – March 1st – March 5th, 2023)

Monday March 13 – Saturday March 18, 2023 – practices at Dunbarton and TPASC cancelled as per March Break.

Tuesday March 28, 2023 TPASC practice moved to Dunbarton 9:00 – 10:00 pm  (as per Canadian Swimming Trials – March 25th-April 2nd, 2023)

Note: all Cancellation dates and scheduling changes may be accessed in the following pages on the Web Site:




For last minute changes, it may also be good to check your email before coming to a session.


As per previous communications, all members have been issued an entry card for TPASC. For status of your pass, check  https://pickeringmsc.ca/members/.

If the club has your pass, please see an executive member to get yours.

Problems at DIP (Dunbarton Indoor Pool) resolved

Problems which have affect DIP for our last Saturday and Mondays Workouts have been resolved. See everybody back in the pool  for tonight’s (Thursday) nights session with Rene. If are a Saturday or Monday night swimmer, please feel free to come.

PickeringMSC General Meeting Wednesday October 12, 2022

Hello Fellow Swimmers, 

   We hope that the start of this year’s swim season has been a great one for you so far! Membership has grown to 40 members with many joining for the first time.  We hope to continue to grow our membership, there is room for more swimmers.  At a time when clubs & organizations have struggled to continue in this post-lockdown world, we are so grateful for your involvement, presence and support.  Our goal is to have a sustainable membership to support an active and successful swim program that is fun, provides fitness and value.

Please join us for our PMSC General Meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00pm at the Lone Star Texas Grill at 705 Kingston Rd in Pickering. We will have our own room in the back of the restaurant for us to conduct our “official swim club business” as well as have some time socializing over a bite & a beverage. We need your involvement to continue to grow the Club.

Our agenda for that evening will give us a chance to meet our current coaches and executive, learn about the club and its’ history, and discuss the club’s vision going forward.  Learn and contribute your interests about opportunities for involvement in the club, potential swim meets, future social gatherings, swim schedules, and other.

We are currently engaged and seeking membership in building a participatory and active executive. Learn about the executive positions that are available and consider how you would like to shape the evolving future of the Club.

Given that so much has changed within the club and with masters swimming in general, we hope to see everyone come out to this meeting to keep up-to-date. The success of any organization depends a great deal on an active membership, and we look forward to seeing you AND hearing from you on October 12th!  You are welcome to bring friends and family.

Please RSVP for this important event, it would be helpful to know the number of people attending.  Watch for a meeting invite for the PMSC General Meeting in the next few days.

Any suggestions / questions / concerns may be directed to membership@PickeringMSC.ca

The Executive

Pickering Master Swim Club (https://pickeringmsc.ca/)

PickeringMSC Fall 2022 Season Startup

Hello fellow swimmers.  As we rapidly approach our season startup, please note the following:

  • Due to the national holiday on Monday September 19, 2022, Dunbarton Indoor Pool (DIP) will be closed. In addition to not being able to get in for our first swim, the planned information session at 8:00 pm will also have to be cancelled.

    In lieu of this we are deferring this to be part of our PickeringMSC General Meeting. Please see below.

  • Our first swim will thus be Tuesday September 20, 2022 8:30-9:30 pm at TPASC with our new coach Leslie-Ann who we are excited to have as an addition to our program.
  • If you haven’t yet signed up for the 2022/23 season, We would be pleased to have you join. Just go to go to https://pickeringmsc.ca/membership/
    1. Join the club for the 2022/23 season which includes your membership with MSO and required waiver forms.
    2. Choose and sign up for your swim time(s)
    3. Send your e-transfer to etransfer@pickeringmsc.ca. This would include your $15 MSO/Club registration fee and your session fee. Two separate e-transfers would be appreciated, but not required.
  • For those new to the club and wanting to take advantage of the 2-week free trial.
    1. Join the club for the 2022/23 season which includes your membership with MSO and required waiver forms.
    2. Choose and sign up for your swim time(s). If you are not sure of the time(s) you would like to swim, choose something for now. Do not send an e-transfer at this time.
    3. At end of your 2-week trial, you will receive an email with next steps on how to confirm your swim times and pay your registration fees.

Mark your calendars!  

PickeringMSC General Meeting, Wednesday October 12, 2022 7:00 pm at https://www.falconbrewingcompany.com/

Swim Schedule 2022/2023 Septembers 20, 2022 – May 29, 2023

  • Mon 9:00-10:00pm DIP – Coach Rene
  • Tues 8:30-9:30pm Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre – Coach Leslie-Ann (L-A)
  • Thurs 9:00-10:00pm DIP – Coach Rene 
  • Sat 8:00-9:00am DIP – Coach Rene
  • 1st Thursday of each month will be a LC swim (50m) at Toronto Pan Am Centre – begins Oct.6 with coach Leslie-Ann (L-A)

Looking forward to seeing you in the pool. Please stay safe and well.

 Any suggestions / questions / concerns may be directed to membership@PickeringMSC.ca

The Executive

Pickering Master Swim Club (https://pickeringmsc.ca/)


PickeringMSC Pre Season News 2022/2023 

Hello Fellow Swimmers, 

We hope your summer has been a good one, and we are excited to welcome you back to our 2022/2023 swim season!

Our schedule has been set & we look forward to welcoming you back into the pool for our first swim on Monday, September 19th at Dunbarton Indoor Pool. 

Please join us that evening for a “meet & greet” at 8:00pm followed by our first swim of the season from 9:00 – 10:00pm. Even if Monday will not be your regular evening practice, we’d love to see you there!

Swim Schedule 2022/2023 Septembers 19, 2022 – May 29, 2023

  • Mon 9:00-10:00pm Dunbarton
  • Tues 8:30-9:30pm Toronto Pan Am Centre
  • Thurs 9:00-10:00pm Dunbarton
  • Sat 8:00-9:00am Dunbarton
  • 1st Thursday of each month will be a LC swim (50m) at Toronto Pan Am Centre – begins Oct.6


  • Sept – Dec    1 x wk $175      2 x wk $220     3/4 x wk $275
  • Jan – May      1 x wk $240     2 x wk $305      3/4 x wk $350

Go to pickeringmsc.ca where you will find instructions to register, first with MSO (Masters Swim Ontario) for $15, then with Pickering Masters Swim Club for your 2022/2023 season practice times.

For new swimmers, we welcome you to try out our practice schedule, complimentary, for a 2-week period, so that you can choose which swims best suit you! Please register at pickeringmsc.ca to let us know you’d like to try us out for 2 weeks.


It’s time to thank our past coaches for their hard work & dedication this past season. Sam, Rene and Paul made sure that we worked each & every practice, sharing their helpful tips, tricks & coaching words of encouragement…Thank You!!!

 We are currently in the process of finalizing our coaching staff for the 2022-23 season.

Another important date to add to your calendar: Wednesday, October 12th at 7pm for our Annual General Meeting. Details to follow.

Please also be sure to check and like our FB group feed.  Among other things, there are a lot of good tips from coach Rene.


Pickering Masters Swim Club

Swim Club Year End Party June 17

Hello Everyone! 

It’s been a strange & tough couple of years for clubs and organizations, and we’d like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for your ongoing support of your Pickering Masters Swim Club. 
On behalf of the Swim Club Exec, we’d like to invite all of you to celebrate the 2021/2022 swim season 😀 
Here’s what you need to know…
WHO: Swim club members & their guest(s)
WHAT: Potluck & BYOB 

WHEN: Friday, June 17th @ 7:00 pm

WHERE: Peter & Diane will be our lovely & generous hosts
11 Guildcrest Drive
Toronto, ON M1E 1E2
SPECIAL GUESTS: We are thrilled to announce that the fabulous local band, Double the Pleasure, will be playing live for us this year!!! 
RSVP: to peterchauvin@bell.net When you RSVP *please kindly include what food you are planning to bring to share*
We look forward to seeing & celebrating with you all!