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Amanda Macdonald Jul 16, 2019

ROCS Finishes 4th at 13th Annual Bring on the Bay This past Saturday, several swimmers from ROC Swimming’s age group and adult triathlon program participated in the Easter Seal’s 13th Annual Bring on the Bay 3km open water race in the Ottawa River. Kudos to all those who attempted the unique challenge that is an open water swimming race! Bring on the Bay was happening at the same time as the FINA Open Water World Championships in Gwangju, Korea where the 5km, 10km, and 25km race distances are contested. Canada has...

Amanda Macdonald Jul 12, 2019

Assessments for 2019-2020 Registration Now Open New members can join ROC Swimming for the 2019-2020 season but the spots are filling quickly! We have new assessment dates open in July: Wednesday, July 17th from 6-7:30 pm Friday, July 19th from 6-7:30 pm Saturday, July 20th from 10-12 pm Please fill out our assessment form today to book your appointment --  Assessment Form

Amanda Macdonald Jun 27, 2019

Summer Championship Season Continues in Toronto Three swimmers from our Junior White and Senior Red are in Scarborough this weekend for the Ontario Swimming Championships. This is a provincial-level competition for 14 & over aged swimmers and is being hosted by the Whitby Dolphins at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre from Thursday, June 27th to Sunday, June 30th. This competition will be a final important stepping stone for our swimmers looking to achieve national standards for the Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary at the end of July. It is...

Amanda Macdonald Jun 13, 2019

Summer Festival Fun Kicks Off Championship Season Five swimmers from our Junior Red and Junior White groups will be heading to Markham this weekend for the Swim Ontario Summer Festival Championship. This is a provincial-level competition for 13 & under aged swimmers and is being hosted by the Markham Aquatic Club at the Markham Pan Am Centre.  This group includes first-time qualifier, Marlowe Halloran, as well as Winter Festival qualifiers Ryan Ait mamar, Logan Milne, Jacob Pawlak and Olivier Risk. Congratulations to all of our swimmers for their qualification and...

Amanda Macdonald May 15, 2019

ROCS Blasts into Spring with Back-to-Back Competitions ROCS participated in two invitational meets over the first two weekends in May, and these multi-day events both featured some great races by ROCS swimmers. These meets were some of the last invitational competitions our swimmers will attend this year, and served for some as a chance to work on new racing skills and events, with others looking to qualify in additional swims at upcoming championship meets. First up was the Open de Gatineau held at the lovely centre sportif de Gatineau on...

Amanda Macdonald Apr 18, 2019

ROCS Fills the Stands for Distance Night and Pentathlon For the past seven years, ROCS has been kicking off the month of April and the long-course swimming season with its Annual Distance Night & Pentathlon meet series. Our meet has become increasingly popular for local clubs around the Ottawa Valley and this year ROCS was pleased to host over 300 swimmers from other teams in addition to our own 106 participants!  The ROCS Pentathlon is typically the first long-course experience for many of our swimmers. We kicked off this part...

Amanda Macdonald Apr 10, 2019

ROCS Set to Compete at National Stage at Eastern Championships Five swimmers from our Junior White, Senior Red, and Senior White groups have traveled east in search of competition for this weekend’s 2019 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships. This is a national-level competition that brings together Ontario, Québec, as well as the four Maritime provinces for a 4-day competition at the Université Laval in Québec City. Speedo Easterns is among the first national championships for the 2018-2019 season and ROCS is proud to bring a young squad of strong competitors. Easterns...

Nicolas Belisle Apr 8, 2019

Thank You ROC Swimming Dear ROC Swimming Families,   A big thank you to all who made the ROCS Distance Night and Pentathlon meet a success this year! ROCS hosted over 300 swimmers this past weekend at the Carleton University pool from six different teams from around the Ottawa Valley area, in addition to ROCS’ own 106 participants. The coaching staff was also very happy to include the youngest members of our club from Academy Black in their very first long course competition!   All of these swimmers meant a...

Amanda Macdonald Apr 3, 2019

Canadian Swimming Trials Starts Today Starting today and continuing until Sunday evening, Swimming Canada is hosting the Canadian Swimming Trials at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough.  This will be an exciting event to watch as 6 international tour teams will be selected at this competition: FINA World Championships and World Para Swimming Championships, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, FISU Summer Universiade and FINA World Junior Championships! While ROCS had several swimmers qualified for this event, we have elected to send our qualifiers to the Speedo Eastern Canadian...

Amanda Macdonald Mar 6, 2019

ROCS Makes Final Stop on Provincial Championship Circuit Nine swimmers from our Junior White, Senior Red, and Senior White groups will be heading to Markham this weekend for the Ontario Youth-Junior Championships. This is a provincial-level competition for 13 & over aged swimmers, formerly known as AA, and is being hosted by the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club at the Markham Pan Am Centre.  The Youth-Junior Championship is relatively new to Swim Ontario’s provincial programming and has grown in popularity over the past four years. Swimmer subscription has grown considerably from approximately...