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November 24, 2014

  • Due to a staff in-service there is no workout at North Toronto Saturday December 6, 2014

The November 24, 2014

October 26, 2014

  • Mark January 18, 2014 on your Calendar: We are co-hosting (with U of T Masters) a Long Course Meet at U of T: "START THE NEW YEAR WITH A SPLASH". All we have to do is show up and swim!! This is a great meet to attend as we prepare for the Provincials and Nationals. Details to follow...

October 14, 2014

  • The Club Etiquette Page has been updated.

  • Due to school functions at Havergal, there are no workouts on Tuesday October 21 and Thursday October 30. Make up workouts are at North Toronto Monday October 20 and Wednesday October 29.

  • Swim Meets coming up: November 16, 2014 Etobicoke Semi Serious Meet

September 13, 2014

  • We are back in the water the week of September 22

  • Monday September 22, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre: 8:45pm to 10:15pm

  • Tuesday September 23, Havergal College: 8:15pm to 9:45pm

  • Membership details can be found here

September 3, 2014

  • Membership details for the 2014/15 season to be announced shortly.

August 11, 2014

  • What a excellent time at the World Masters Swimming Championships this past week. Team North Toronto Rocked! Race report to follow..

August 1, 2014

  • Good Luck to those going to the World Masters Championships in Montreal this upcoming week!

  • There is swimming Saturday August 2 in the AM. There is no swimming Holiday Monday August 4th, Wednesday August 6 and Saturday August 9. We are back in the pool Monday August 11 at 8:05pm.

January 20, 2014

  • Congratulations North Toronto Masters Swim Club!!



Important stuff  from the past .....

An open letter to Premier Wynne.

Sept. 14, 2013

Premier Wynne,

I have been a long-time supporter of you. I certainly admired the fact that while you were a MP campaigning, you came to my door twice. Two times more than any of your competitors. I'm sure you'll agree with me that grassroots and walking the beat goes a long way.The reason I am writing to you, is I have a concern for the general health of Ontarians and what we could possibly do to improve it. I coach the North Toronto Masterís Swim Club (age range from 22 to 73) in the City of Toronto. I have been doing this for over 20 years. I know without a doubt, that this club has contributed to a healthy and wellness lifestyle for its members. I'm sure you would agree that in today's aging population, a healthy adult lifestyle places less stress on our Health Care System. My question to you: Why do we have HST Tax on health and fitness? It seems to me that this is so counterproductive. We want Ontarians to be healthier, the benefits are enormous both personally and society wise. But yet the government is going to tax them for leading a healthy lifestyle.  I understand that fitness comes in many forms: Do we need HST Tax on walking/running shoes, bikes, and from my perspective, health/swim club memberships. This 13% fee on top of a membership cost should not be a health tax!! The government should be supportive of those individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle. Premier Wynne, what can we do to eliminate HST and further promote health and wellness?I eagerly await your response and would be more than happy to team up with you on this issue.


Doug Vanderby

Head Coach, North Toronto Masters Swim Club


  • North Toronto Masters Swim Club has been voted "Best Masters Swim Club"

  • Nick Thierry, my first swim coach, founder and publisher of SwimNews passed away today... SwimNews

  • Team Aquatic Supplies/Omni Swim is NTMSC's official go to store: Located at 1085 Bellamy Road North, Unit 11. You can pick up goggles, suits, etc. But most importantly the 'Toys' that HB Doug wants you to have: Snorkel, Fins and Paddles....

  • A lot of you are inquiring about your MSO # and Club Code (which is 'NT'). Your MSO Number can be found on the Master Swimming Canada Registration Page Enter the same info that you did when you joined NTMSC and your # will appear.

  • For the Cyclists in the Club: May I introduce to you a whole lot of Suffering

  • Check out the two new Sufferfest Indoor Trainer Cycling Video's: The Wretched (Pure attacking & climbing race simulation) There is No Try (Pure Speed). Both featuring licensed footage from the 2011 & 2012 Tour de France. Keep the bucket nearby.....

  • WOW!!! Our man Derek finished Ironman Canada in 13:00:25 - His Swim Time: 53:16!!! Bike Time: 6:35:46, Run Time: 5:17:58 - A great accomplishment Derek!!!

  • Where North Toronto Swimmers go to Die...

  • Doug is now gone national..... http://mymsc.ca/Videos/Triathletes.jsp?locale=en

  • Each photo in this picture represent a Firefighter that died on Sept 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center towers collapsed.... 343 firefighters snuffed out in seconds. Most bodies weren't even recovered, reduced to dust in the collapse.

  • NTMSC makes AquaPulse Magazine ! Look under "It's a lively group, I'll tell you that".

  • Congratulations to Coach Doug, for receiving Masters Swimming Canada's 2009 Coaching Excellence Award.

  • And without further adieu, here is the most talked about relay race in NT's History - But please be advised - we do not want to take away from the latest controversy about the new Speedo LRZ Racer as the fastest suit in the world. The suit worn by our man, helped him smash his best 50 breast time by 2 seconds.......   The Roving Reporter's LRZ2  

  • That's Coach Doug presenting the 50 Free medals to the winners Brent Hayden, Matt Rose and Colin Russell.


  • Congratulations to Jonathon & Nicole on their marriage!


  • Congratulations to the NT Swimmers that swam this past weekend. We are now the 2007 Long Course Pentathlon Team Champs! Way to go NT!!!


  • Possible investigation into NTMSC by FINA..... 'Roving Reporter'
  • NTMSC has gone International!!
  • Congratulations to Coach Doug - 2 million meters swam in 408 workouts..... 
  • Congrates to the 5th Chris for reaching 500,000 Metres in the The Million Metre Challenge.
  • Our man Sandy inducted into the Canadian Swimming Hall of Fame.


  • Coach Doug gets profiled in The Million Metre Challenge.
  • Congratulations to the 5th C, Christina, Big Mike, Bigger Keith, and Kathy H for becoming members of the 250,000 Metre Club in the Million Metre Challenge
  • Well, it only took Coach Doug 212 workouts from the beginning of October 2005, to reach the 1,000,000 metre milestone in the pool..... Million Metre Challenge