Become a Member
Membership of Ottawa's Rideau Speedeaus is flexible and great value! If you just want to try it out we have a special one month introductory offer. We have drop-in swims as well as seasonal and annual membership options.
All Rideau Speedeau registrations include Masters Swimming Ontario registration which allows you to participate in masters swimming activities within Ontario.
Membership makes a great gift!
Note that seniors over 65 years of age, full time students, the unemployed and refugees enjoy a 50% discount on all registrations and the Learn-to-Swim program. Ask about our bursaries.
*** New this year for all registration options:
all practices, including Sunday practices, will be coached.
Thursday night practice 7:30-8:30pm. ***
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.
Monday night group - starting September 23 at 7pm
Thursday night group - starting September 26 at 7:30pm
The Learn-to-Swim classes are held weekly on Monday nights at 7pm. New for this year and by popular demand, we are also offering a second session on Thursday nights at 7:30pm for those who can’t make it out to the pool on Mondays. Places are limited so register early.
The learn-to-swim fee includes access to the members’ website and swim team news. You will receive a Rideau Speedeaus swim cap upon completion of the program!
for 1 swimmer or $40 per swimmer for a group of 3 or 4
Are your flip-turns more of a flop? Does the lifeguard rush over to you after you’ve done a length of fly to make sure you’re ok? Sometimes, we can all use a bit of one-one attention. Take advantage of a private coaching session in a dedicated lane just for you where you’ll have the coach’s undivided attention for a full hour for only $50.
Note that your coach will be entirely focused only on you while a separate coach will take care of the regular Speedeaus practice. If you have a friend who wants to work on a similar stroke or skill as you, you’ll each only pay $40 for a combined one-on-one one-hour session. Note that there is a limit of three students per session to ensure the best conditions for success.