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.


Registration Options

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.

Due to social distancing restrictions we are unable to get back in to the pool this season.  As an alternative we are offering twice weekly dry-land workouts via zoom!  We have two membership options to access these workouts - seasonal or individual pack of ten.


Sign up for access to all 32 workouts over the 16 week season


Choose to join up to 10 of the workouts for a reduced rate

The dry-land workout memberships do not include Swim Ontario registration.  Full swim memberships will be available when the pool reopens.

Learn-to-Swim Program


    8 lessons

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.

Next sessions:

The Learn-to-Swim classes will restart when the pool reopens.

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!


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