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Trial Swims

Before Practice

The Downtown Swim Club welcomes trial swimmers of all levels and swimming experience; however, swimmers should be able to swim four lengths of the pool (100 metres) continuously.

There is a nominal fee of $10 (plus HST) per trial swim. Swimmers must complete the online registration and payment prior to the event. To register for a trial swim, go to Calendar, select the practice you would like to attend, and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Registration and payment must be completed online prior to your swim, otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the water in accordance to our insurance agreements. Please print out your registration, receipt and waiver agreement, and present them to the coach(es) upon your arrival.

during Practice

Arrive on the pool deck in your swim suit with towel and goggles 15 minutes before practice starts. This will give you time for a thorough stretch, which is recommended to reduce the likelihood of muscle cramping and injury. The coach plans a workout for each practice, so just get right into it! New swimmers shouldn't worry if they can't get through the entire workout; stop and rest when you get tired, until you build some endurance.

After Practice

There is a cap of three trial swims per person. After three trial swims you are encouraged to become a full member of the Downtown Swim Club. Our club is entirely self-funding, so membership fees cover all expenses (i.e. pool rentals, coaching, etc.). All DSC members must also join Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO), which provides liability insurance coverage and also entitles you to enter Masters' sanctioned competitions if you wish.

Guest Swims

Registered Masters swimmers from out-of-town, who find themselves in Toronto for a few days (i.e. business trip or vacation) are welcome to join our swim practices.

There is a nominal fee of $10 (plus HST) per guest swim. Swimmers must complete the online registration and payment prior to the event. To register for a trial swim, go to Calendar, select the practice you would like to attend, and follow the instructions.

NOTE: Registration and payment must be completed online prior to your swim, otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the water in accordance to our insurance agreements. Please print out your registration, receipt, waiver agreement and Masters Swimming registration, and present them to the coach(es) upon your arrival.

Arrive on the pool deck 15 minutes before practice starts so you can introduce yourself to the coach. Our coach can then place you in the correct lane for your speed and experience.

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