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.
The new Summer season is from May to July and all swims are at Ottawa University Pool.
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
For those who are visiting Ottawa for a few days or who want to occasionally join the Rideau Speedeaus for a practice. Price is per workout.
Swim with us for a season. Choose which days you want to swim and only pay for the number of weekly swims you want. You can only swim on the days selected.
The seasonal pass covers the period from May to July. Costs for the seasonal pass include the dry land training and pool time but vary depending on the number of days of swims selected each week:
The cost for the additional 30 minutes of swimming available on Fridays is $35 for the season
Due to the lower number of swims scheduled on the Sundays any Sunday registrations will be given a $18 rebate.
Spaces for the swims are limited and you must swim on the day selected in the registration. All swims are one hour. The following spaces are still available:
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.
The dry-land only workout options do not include MSO registration.
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 upon completion of the program!
For those that don't know how to swim and want to learn how to be comfortable in the water. Will cover floating and propelling with arms and legs. Sessions start May 20 for eight Fridays at 6:00pm.
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For those that kind of know how to swim but want to improve technique and build confidence. Sessions start May 18 for eight Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
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