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REMINDER of AGM – Documents and Club Voting Package

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February 25, 2021 / Reminder Sent March 13, 2021 To: Club Presidents and Club Contacts   MSO’s 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held, using ZOOM, on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Notice of the meeting was issued by email on January 12, 2021 and posted on the MSO website at https://www.mastersswimmingontario.ca/  …

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Notice of AGM / Call for Nominations

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< Click here for PDF Version>   All AGM documents will be posted at     https://www.mastersswimmingontario.ca/about-us/annual-general-meetings/  To: MSO Clubs and swimmers  MSO is issuing the attached Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors. Our AGM will be held by video link on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. …

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Ottawa Area – NCC Consultation on Meech Lake

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<< PDF Version >>  This letter was sent to MSO clubs in the Ottawa Area on October 7, 2020   Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) has a mandate to promote and foster life-long adult fitness through the sport of swimming, both in the pool and open water. MSO has an interest in maintaining access to safe, clean…

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August Newsletter – Update on 2020 Virtual OWS & Club Preps for 2020-2021

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August 7, 2020    2020 Virtual Open Water Swimming Challenge – register today   We have made few changes to the Virtual OWS Challenge in response to comments and requests. Two independent events & registrations Shorter Distance OWS:   250m / 500m / 750m / 1 km   (wetsuit or no-wetsuit) Longer Distance OWS:    1.5 km / 3…

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July Newsletter – 2020 Virtual OWS Challenge & COVID-19 Update

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In this Issue COVID Update CIMS-MSO-MSM Virtual Open Water Challenge – 2020   COVID-19 Update Cities are slowly re-opening pools and clubs are trickling back.  But the re-opening is uneven and much depends on policies and timetables determined by facility owners, e.g., cities, boards of education and privately owned venues. In June, all Club Presidents…

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Return to Swimming Guidance – Notice to Clubs

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June 23, 2020 Notice to All Club Presidents and Club Contacts:   1. Return to Swimming Guidance and Process As the Province of Ontario moves to Stage 2 reopening, beaches, outdoor and indoor pools are getting set to accept swimmers. Facility owners have begun to book time both for the summer and starting September. Club…

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Open Water Guidance – now available as final

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PDF Version   On May 18th, a newsletter was sent to all registered swimmers. The primary purpose of that communication was to highlight the dangers of early season Open Water Swimming (OWS). Indeed, we are all anxious to find an opportunity to get wet, and the lure of OWS is much stronger this year. The…

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MSO May 2020 Update – OWS Spring Safety

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<<Click here for PDF>> May 18, 2020  (Happy Victoria Day!)   In this ISSUE Open Water Swimming – Safety First COVID-19 Update   Open Water Swimming – Safety First! We are all anxious to get back into the water after weeks away, and the lure of open water (OWS) is strong. While the open water season…

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MSO Newsletter – April 8, 2020

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<PDF Version>   In this ISSUE Dry But Not Idle New Webpage for COVID-19 Coaching Resources Refreshed This is Us!  Profiles in Masters Swimming <New> Clubs reminded to submit AGM Absentee Ballots   As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we at CIMS and MSO remain focused on the swimming community and ways to support swimmers…

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MSO Provincials Postponed – AGM Contingency

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1.  MSO Provincials Postponed MSO, in consultation with host club Nepean Masters, has postponed MSO Provincials which was scheduled for March 27-29. There was a strong desire to move forward with the event. However, there were rapid COVID19 developments throughout the day on Thursday and they continue today.  Holding the Championship was inconsistent with public health…

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