How to Join

Masters Swimming is not all about competition. It is a means to stay active, recreate, and enjoy new and life-long friendships.

Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) is an independent organization for adult swimmers.

Any person in Canada 18 years of age or older, with no upper age limit, is welcome to participate in masters swimming.

The swimming season starts on September 1st each year and ends August 31st.

In 2017-2018, MSO began operating a fully insured, adult swim league independent of Swim Canada (SNC).  The emphasis is on the fitness and social side of adult swimming, and developing programs to help clubs achieve the original vision of master swimming – Fun, Fitness and Friendship through Swimming.

In September 2019, Canadian Independent Masters Swimming  partnered with MSO and is using MSO’s office systems to provide program, registration and administrative services to clubs and swimmers outside of Ontario.   The Swimmer Self-Registration process below, can be used by all swimmers, CIMS, MSO or Masters Swimming Manitoba (MSM).

Swim meets will be offered and approved/sanctioned by CIMS & MSO.  Masters swimming rules will apply. These events will be open to ANY person aged 18 or older. Swimmers not registered with CIMS or MSO, will be assessed a Single-event Registration fee to purchase MSO insurance ($6 for small meets; $12 for Provincials).

Results and records will be recorded for all swimmers and uploaded in the Results Database. There is no connection with results held by SNC.

 

Questions?  We have prepared a number of Q&As to help you.  You can also direct your questions to the MSO Registrar at MSOReg@MastersSwimmingOntario.ca

 

Swimmer Self-Registration

If you are training on your own but would like to attend CIMS / MSO-sanctioned swim meets, you can register as an unattached swimmer. Your swimmer registration number is proof of insurance for any swim meets organized under a CIM – MSO-approval/sanction.

Swimmers whose club have chosen not to affiliate with CIMS or MSO, may self-register as an unattached swimmer.

Some clubs have affiliated with MSO but allow their swimmers to self-register under their club name. Please indicate your club on the registration form.

Unattached swimmers become members of a club called The Ontario Masters Swimmers (TOMS). Please use this club name and club code when registering for any swimming event.

2020-2021 Fees

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on swimmers and clubs,  two “early bird” fee periods are offered.  You register once for the whole year at the fee indicated.

$  6.00 Early Bird 1  for swimmers registering between Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2020
$10.00 Early Bird 2  for swimmers registering between November 1 – December 31, 2020
$12.00 from January onwards

Your registration fee is valid September 1 to August 31st each year.  There is no discount for part-year registration.

Waivers

Waivers have been updated to reflect COVID-19.  The signing of waivers is incorporated into the online Registration form below.

  1. Release of Liability
  2. COVID-19 Attestation and Agreement
  3. PIPEDA waiver.

 

!!!!!   If you are under the age of 26 years, Rowan’s Law on Concussion Safety requires that you submit, as a condition of registration, a signed confirmation that you have reviewed concision awareness resources.  A reader friendly booklet is available. Please review the materials, complete the Swimmer Form and submit it to MSOReg@MastersSwimmingOntario.ca  MSO cannot legally register you without this step.  !!!!!!

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER AND PAY
1. Register and pay via PayPal
2. Register online and pay by interac e-transfer to  MSOReg@MastersSwimmingOntario.ca.
3. Register and pay by mail using the form available here.

Please allow about 6-12 hours for the registration to be processed. It is done manually once forms and payments are received.

Local Swim Clubs

Swim clubs provide organized training programs for swimmers. You can meet people, learn swim technique and improve your fitness. MSO provides insurance and swim meet management support for local clubs. If you are looking for a group to swim with, check out the Swim Clubs Tab on our website.  Information is provided on pool locations, swim times, and club contact emails. You can contact the club registrar or show up at the pool!

See you in the pool!

Updated  September 15, 2020