Dunbarton Indoor Pool (DIP) Available

Good news. Repairs at DIP are complete and the pool is again available. Next practice is Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30 – 8:30 am.

Also remember , you are invited to join us for breakfast after practice i.e. 9:00 am at 

Kathryn’s Grill & Bar Address: 376 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 6K4 Phone: (905) 509-4421.

Practices at Dunbarton Indoor Pool (DIP) Temporarily Suspended due to Mechanical Issues

Practices at Dip for Saturday January 4, 2020 has been cancelled and Practice for Tuesday January 7, 2020 has been moved to the Pickering Rec Complex  (Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex ) from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. PMS members should indicate that they are with club and will be admitted at no charge.

Thursday January 9, 2020 will be a long course workout (50 meters)  8:30 – 9:30 pm at TPASC .

Should problems at DIP not  be resolved for Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30 – 8:30 am a further post and email notification will be issued.


2019 Pickering Master Splashers Christmas Party!

It’s that time of year again to

Gather & Graze at the 2019 Pickering Master Splashers

Christmas Party!



So grab your buffet pants, some adult beverages & bring something to share for the potluck table! 

*Friday, December 13th @ 7:00 pm* 

Laureen & Rob are hosting

30 Albery Crescent

Ajax, ON L1S 2Y3 

Please RSVP laureen.karry@gmail.com

or 289-314-8254 

See you there!



Pickering Master Splashers Swim Club 2019/20 Season Startup

    Good Day and welcome to another exciting and rewarding master swim season with the Pickering Master Splashers Swim Club. So whether you have had a great Tri season, open water swims, have otherwise got some swims in over the summer, or just looking forward to getting back in the pool, we are looking forwarding to offering you a great swim program as part of your healthy life style. We start our season on Monday September 16, 2019 at the Pan Am pool with an open swim. All that is required is for you to bring a signed waiver. To save time, download the waiver, go to https://pickeringmastersplashers.com/membership/ or we will have some copies at the pool. If you had a TPASC pass from last year, it should still work. Otherwise just let them know you are from Pickering Master Splashers and they will let you in. Passes for TPASC will be re-issued for 2019/20 in September/October. For directions to TPASC, please check our website. All are welcome, whether you are a returning member or just want to try it out. Following this will be our first swim at the Dunbarton HS Indoor Pool (DIP) on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm and then on Thursday September 19, 2019, our first long course i.e. 50 meters, at the Pan Am. Please note that all sessions at TPASC start at 8:30 pm. Our official season opening informational session will be held on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 8:15 pm. Signs will posted at the main entrance at DIP with directions to the meeting room. This to be followed by our regular swim from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Please feel free to bring a friend(s) to hear more about the upcoming season. Also please note that we are a master swim club for all, so please do not feel that you have to be an expert swimmer to have a rewarding and beneficial experience.

  On the coaching front, we are happy to welcome back Samantha Catania, Iain Johnston and Rene St.Aubin. All did a great job last season and we will be looking for the same this season.

  You are receiving this invitation because you have been a member of the club, expressed an interest in the past or have been identified as someone who might be interested. To proceed to the club registration page, please click on the following personal Link to get you to the Pickering Master Splashers member registration page [signup_invitation_link] It should be noted that once you signed up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please click on the personalized link to confirm your membership. You may pay for your membership either with up to two (2) postdated cheque’s, cash, or preferably e-Transfer to etransfer@pickeringmastersplashers.com.  If you have any difficulties or have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to let us know at membership@pickeringmastersplashers.com Again, please remember you will still have to download and sign the waiver and bring it to your first swim regardless as to whether you have signed up or not. Or if it is more convenient, there should be copies with the coach or executive member.

Best regards, Pickering Master Splashers Executive

Guelph Marlins ‘Fast and Furious’ swim meet on Nov. 11th

As the name implies, the Guelph ‘Fast and Furious’ meet is geared to shorter events and is held over one afternoon, with a focus on 25, 50, 100 and 200 m for all four strokes, plus individual medley and relay events. If you plan on doing the maximum number of events of six as I did, one must plan the races accordingly. With only 105 registered swimmers the entire meet, including a 45-minute warm up, lasted only four hours. As such, this meet is a test of stamina that requires a strategy of how best to conserve energy, and perhaps swim fast in one or two races. This strategy worked reasonably well for me except for the last two events – 200 free and 200 I.M – which were only 12 minutes apart.


This was the first time that the Guelph Marlins (Masters section) hosted this meet. Swimmers were seeded slowest to fastest so there were different age groups, with male and female participants, mixed together. Dawn Larson, the meet manager, provided the results within an hour of the meet’s completion. She advised me that if there are more registrations next year, there will be separate events for men and women, but that there would not be age group heats. (Note: the MSO site has categorized the results by five-year age groups and M/F).


Here is short video of my 25 m fly at 15.08 seconds which was good enough for a fourth place finish out of 33 competitors.

If Guelph hosts the event next year, I would recommend that more PMS members attend. As a bonus, Dawn says that bell prizes will be offered in 2019. Other than a late start due to an age group swim meet in the morning that ran overtime, it was well run.


Andy Manahan

PMS Social Event – Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes

  Greg is organizing our first outing of the 2018/19 season to the Regent in Oshawa. If you are interested in an evening with Tom and the boys… well almost, then join us for a rocking great time. Please let Greg know at gbordash@rogers.com  ASAP or by next Tuesday October 31, 2018, so group tickets (group of ten or more)  can be purchased. Performance is already scheduled to be well attended and will probably sell out. Tickets are approx. $35.

For those interested, we may book a dinner reservation at Avanti’s Trattoria in Oshawa before the show.

You  can also forward any questions to membership@pickeringmastersplashers.com

PMS Executive



8:00 PM

Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums from the 60’s and 70’s and recreates those albums live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Using the world’s greatest musicians, fans are treated to an exact replication of the album followed by a second set of the featured artist’s greatest hits. 

2018/19 Season Starts Monday September 17, 2018

The 2018/19 season commences with an open practice on Monday September 17, 2018 8:30 pm at TPASC. All Welcome, Previously members and new. All that is required is a signed waiver which maybe downloaded from https://pickeringmastersplashers.com/membership/.  This to be followed by our first official practice on Tuesday September 18, 2018 9:00-10:00 pm at the Dunbarton Indoor Pool (DIP). On the 18th before the practice, there will be an informational meeting from 8:00-9:00 pm in downstairs meeting room at DIP to present plans and outline the upcoming season with PMS. Again all welcome.