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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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Renfrew County 2020 – 55+ Invitational Swim Meet – POSTPONED

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MEET PACKAGE                       ENTRY FORM   Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020 POSTPONED – New Date Pending Location:  Nick Smith Centre, 77 James St., Arnprior, Ontario Time:  Check-in     8:30-9:15 a.m. / Warm-up   9:00-9:45 a.m. / Start 10:00 a.m.   Open to all competitors aged 55 and…

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1st Notice of 2019 AGM and Call for Nominations

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  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) shall be held Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 a.m. DURING morning warm-up 1500 Free MSO Provincials – Nepean Hall E – Nepean Sportsplex 1701 Woodroffe Ave. Nepean, Ontario K2G 1W2   The AGM shall be held for the following…

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Bob Weir inducted into Leaside Sports Hall of Fame – November 15, 2019

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Masters Swimming Ontario extends a sincere congratulations to Bob Weir for his recent induction into the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame. Bob served on the MSO board for 6 years between 1989 and 1995.  We served as President for the three years between 1990-1993 and Vice President for two terms in 1989-1990 and 1993-1994. At…

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