CIMS Club Registration and Fees

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New Club Registration (Fee: $45)

For the 2019-2020 season, Canadian Independent Masters Swimming  is partnering with MSO and is using MSO’s office systems to support provide program, registration and administrative services to clubs OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO.  CIMS clubs will use the CIMS Club Registration Form and submit it to the MSO Registrar.

Club Swimmer Fees ($12.00):

The club registrar will collect all individual swimmer information and fees. Using the CIMS-MSO Online Registration System, the registrar can register returning swimmers or add new swimmers to the database. The system also has a transfer function for swimmers who were previously registered with another club. Please verify whether your “new swimmer” already exists in the database.

Two forms must be completed by all swimmers and maintained by the club:

  1. CIMS Liability Waiver  forms are required from all swimmers and coaches as a condition of insurance. These must be retained by the club and made available in the event that an insurance claim is made. If your club does not currently use a Liability Waiver, please use the model Waiver form provided above.
  2. Consent to collect personal information.This consent meets the requirements of the Canadian Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act. These must be retained by the club and made available upon request.

Coaches Registration (Fee: ZERO)

  • There are no fees for coaches.  However for insurance purposes, clubs should add them to the club’s Coaches register.  Any coaches who also swim, must also be a registered swimmer.
  • Returning Coaches must be “re-activated” every year.
  • For swim meets, only a coach or a designated “relay entry” person listed in the Coaches Register is able to enter relays. This is very important for Provincials.


Concussion Safety (Required in Ontario – Recommended for all other provinces)

On July 1, 2019, new Ontario rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.  The Law applies to Masters Swimming Ontario because the membership includes swimmers under 26 years of age.  While the Law does not apply to other provinces, it is strongly recommended that all swimmers, coaches and officials review the information and become concussion aware.  Information may be found on MSO’s page at 


Payment Methods

There are 3 ways to pay your invoice.

  1. PayPal – Built into the CIMS-MSO Registration System.

Your invoice will be marked paid immediately.  PayPal offers a credit card option.

  1. Interac e-transfer via email to

Your invoice will be marked paid when e-transfer is deposited; please note the invoice number in the comments section.

  1. Cheque mailed to Box 11352, STATION H Nepean, ON K2H 7V1

Your invoice will be marked paid when the cheque is received and deposited. Please include a copy of the invoice and indicate the invoice number on the cheque.


Clubs or club registrars that have any questions about using the system can send email to the registrar

These fees are due and payable in September each year.  They are non-refundable and they are not prorated for partial year registration.

Where do my fees go?

100% of your fee of $12.00 is used to administer and promote masters swimming, to arrange for adequate insurance for all registered participants. Information concerning registration and annual fees can be obtained from the Registrar.  Please feel free to consult the MSO’s financial statements on the website