Membership of Ottawa's Rideau Speedeaus is flexible and great value with our seasonal pricing! If you just want to try it out we have a special one month introductory offer.
All Rideau Speedeaus swim registrations include Masters Swimming Ontario registration which allows you to participate in masters swimming activities within Ontario.
All our workout registration options are listed below. Our swim workout seasonal pass includes access to our dry land workouts or alternatively you can select a dry land only membership if you prefer to stay on land.
Our seasons are generally Fall from September to December, Winter from January to April and Summer from May to August. All swims are at the University of Ottawa pool at Montpetit Hall.
NOTE: Due to pool access limitations our Winter 2023 season at OttawaU ends on April 2, 2023
Introductory One Month Offer
Want to try the swim club out for a month? Choose up to three weekly swim practices for the month then decide if you'd like to become a regular swimmer. This is a one-time introductory offer.
Drop In Swim
Non-members or visitors to Ottawa can join us for a one-off standard swim workout.
Private Coaching is available to members and non-members. Work on that specific stroke or component with a private coach for a one hour session. Contact email@example.com before registering.
Swim with us for a season. Choose which days you want to swim and only pay for the number of weekly swims you want.
Our swim clinics are now open to all, including non members. Click the register link to see what clinics are available and register. Members should register via the members area.
For swimmers who have their own training plan but would like to represent the Rideau Speedeaus in competition. This option provides the necessary club affiliation to compete and join us on relays.
The seasonal pass covers a single season and includes and dry land training and pool time but the cost varies depending on the number of days of swims selected each week:
The cost for the additional 30 minutes of swimming available on Fridays is $55 for the season
Due to the lower number of swims scheduled on the Sundays any Sunday registrations will be given a $18 rebate.
Our pool time for the current season is shown below :
Note that seniors over 65 years of age, full time students, the unemployed and refugees enjoy a 50% discount on all annual and seasonal registrations and the Learn-to-Swim program. Ask about our bursaries.
No refunds are provided except if Covid restrictions close the pool facilities.
Learn to Swim Program
The Learn-to-Swim program is for those who do not feel ready to attend regular practices, or who want to learn or improve their techniques and strokes. Participants learn the basics of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly and/or work on stroke improvement. They also learn to use the timing clock,
develop aerobic pacing, floating, flip turns and pool etiquette.
Our program aims to develop the swimmer’s competency and comfort in the pool. Each session is tailored to the participants’ abilities and swimming goals. For beginners, we will work with individuals to develop a certain level of comfort in the water and to introduce them to the various swimming techniques. For experienced swimmers, we will work on developing and refining the techniques, introduce swim workouts, as well as developing endurance. A previous swimming background is not required.
The learn-to-swim fee includes access to the members’ website and swim team news. You will receive a Rideau Speedeaus swim cap at the beginning of the session!
The objective of the intermediate Learn to Swim program is to develop the minimum fitness and technique required to participate in regular coached practices with the club.
Prerequisite for Registration: Swimmers should be able to swim one 25 meter length of the pool (any stroke) continuously without stopping.
Classes run on Thursdays from January 12 to March 2, 2023.
2 spaces available
The objective of the beginner Learn to Swim program is to develop the minimum fitness and technique required to participate in the intermediate Learn to Swim program.
Prerequisite for Registration: Swimmers should be able to easily float (either on their back or their front) and be comfortable keeping their head submerged underwater.
Classes run on Mondays from January 9 till March 6, 2023.
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Muscle memory is important for swimming technique. This is an optional bonus class that focuses on applying techniques learned from previous classes and building swimming cardio fitness.
Bonus classes run every Sunday through the learn to swim program for both beginner and intermediate groups. Add to your registration on the form.
Prerequisite for Registration: Swimmers must be registered for either Learn to Swim Beginner or Intermediate classes.