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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 13, 2014

  • Workout is cancelled this upcoming Saturday August 16, 2014

  • Membership for the Summer is now closed.

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.

July 21, 2014

  • Tonight's workout is at Greenwood Park Pool: Located off of Alton Ave, south of Gerrard Street East, west of Greenwood Ave. Workout cost $10.00, 7:50pm to 9:00pm - Get ready for a  Hyper Speed Workout!!!!!

June 26, 2014

  • There is a workout this Saturday June 28, 2014 at Summerville 7:50am to 9:30am

June 24, 2014

  • Due to a electric issue, the outdoor evening lights are not coming on. foe this coming Wednesday, be ready to swim at 8:05pm until 9:15pm. Cost $12.00

June 18, 2014

  • Are open Masters Swimming Summer Training Camp at Summerville starts this coming Saturday June 21st, 2014 at 7:50 AM! This start date is for current MSO Members only. New members start Monday June 23rd, 2014 at 7:40pm. Click Summerville for more information.

  • Don't forget about our team party Friday night!!!

June 9, 2014

  • Team Party is confirmed for June Friday June 20, 2014. Ask about it at your next workout or email HB Doug for info! Lets have a great NT Party!!!

June 2, 2014

  • There is no swimming this Saturday June 7 at North Toronto due to a staff inservice.

  • Team Party June 20; Details TBA

  • End dates for workouts - Havergal: Thursday June 12, North Toronto: Wednesday June 18. The Havergal Group can join the NT Group on the Monday and Wednesday after June 12.

  • Summerville dates TBA

April 14, 2014

  • There is no workout on Easter Monday April 21, 2014

  • Thornhill Masters is having there annual Meet on May 5, 2014. If you didn't get a chance to swim at the last two meets, this is a great meet!

April 7, 2014

April 2, 2014

  • The  'Roving Reporter talks about 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles and a friggin’ Bicycle'

  • Due to the All Out meet, there is no workout this coming Saturday April 5.

March 22, 2014

  • Big Meets coming up!!! For those at Havergal that are going to the All Out Meet, you can join the North Toronto group on Saturday March 29th.

February 19, 2014

  • Havergal Pool is closed on February 20. If you wish you can join the North Toronto Group on Saturday February 22,

February 8, 2014

February 2, 2014

  • Lots of big meets coming up: Milton 9/3/14 Milton, Ontario Provincial Masters Championships 28-30/3/14 Windsor, ALL OUT Swim 5/4/14 Toronto, Thornhill Masters 4/5/14 Thornhill and The Canadian Masters Swimming Championships 16-19/5/14 Windsor.

  • If you are going to any of the above meets, let HB Doug know. Because the Ontario's and All OUT Swim meets are so close together, the group is going to be fully tapered for those meets. Remember you are top represent the Club at least once during the season. The ALL OUT Swim is a one day event at a very fast pool!! 

  • When entering a meet you'll need your MSO Number. If you don't know it, you can fine it at the Masters Swimming Canada site - just enter the required info. As well you'll need our Club Code which is NT

  • Just a reminder: There is no workout Monday February 17; Family Day...

January 20, 2014

  • Congratulations North Toronto Masters Swim Club!!


January 8, 2014


November 30, 2013

  • A big NT Thanks to Leon P for sponsoring our swim caps!!

November 12, 2013

  • The  'Roving Reporter talks about 'Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin’

October 15, 2013

  • Membership to the Club is now closed.

September 18, 2013

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 Master’s 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

September 13, 2013

  • Havergal Membership Fees: $680.00 ($571.00 + HST: $74.00 + Masters Swimming Canada/Ontario Fee: $35.00)

  • North Toronto Membership Fees: $798.00 ($675.00 + 87.79 HST + $35.00 Masters Swimming Canada/Ontario Fee)

September 11, 2013

  • Team Aquatic Supplies is having it's annual BBQ and Sale Saturday September 14, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. A minimum 25% off of everything!

  • Returning members: Please confirm your membership for the upcoming season by emailing HB Doug by September 18, 2013. As usual, there is a huge interest from new swimmers wanting to join the club. Also, as of today, the City has not settled our Permit - I am doing everything within my power to get this done, when I do, I will post the North Toronto Membership Fees.

  •  HB Doug  email address had some gremlins last week, if you did not get a reply, please resend.

September 4, 2013

August 31, 2013

  • New Membership Information has been posted. Please Read!

  • Membership Fees for the 2013/14 Season to be posted after Labour Day

  • First workout at Havergal is Tuesday September 24, 2013 and North Toronto Saturday September 28, 2013.

August 21, 2013

  • The  'Roving Reporter talks about the Summer of Swimming....

  • Congrats to Coach Doug winning the Orillia Swim/Bike Race.

  • It's official: We are swimming past Labour Day on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00pm and Saturday, September 7th at 8:00am - Lets hope for extended Summer weather!

August 14, 2013

  • I guess the City is feeling bad about keeping Summerville closed for much of the Summer. So they have decided to keep it open for a extra week. If there is enough interest, I'll run workouts on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00pm and Saturday, September 7th at 8:00am. Please e-mail HB Doug if interested. As usual, there are no workouts over the Labour Day Weekend.

July 4, 2013

  • Great turnout last night!! No lane ropes or flags and we are making the best of it - widths for sprinting and circle lengths for open water ;-)

  • Until we move back to Summerville, single workouts are $12.00. The punch card option is still 10 workouts for $120.00.

June 27, 2013

April 15, 2013

  • There is no swimming this coming Saturday at North Toronto, for most of you will be swimming at U of T.

  • When getting ready for the Havergal workout, please gather at the shallow end. The program before us finishes in the deep end.

  • The  'Roving Reporter gets all occupational...

March 11, 2013

  • It seems we have a lot of swimmers interested in going to the All Out Swim in Toronto, Saturday April 20, 2013. This is a great meet for everyone... It's Long Course - Splash and Dash for the sprinters and never ending for the Tri's 400 & 800 Free. The coaches will be doing a full taper for this meet!

February 6, 2013

January 29, 2013

January 11, 2013

December 15, 2012

  • 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.....

December 1, 2012

  • North Toronto Mo-sters Swim Team has raised over $6100.00 For Movember. Thank you so much from Coach Jen & Doug.

  • Holiday workout Schedule is now up:

  • North Toronto: Starting Wednesday December 5 - We are in the pool from 7:45pm to 9:15pm in addition as well to the following dates: December 10, 12, 17, 19. Saturdays December 8, 15, 22 from 8:00am to 9:30am.

  • Havergal: Workout times remain the same until December 20.

  • The Club is then on break until January 5, 2013. All normal workout times resume.

November 4, 2012

November 1, 2012

  • Havergal Group: Gets a visit from a 5 time Olympic Swim Coach next Tuesday, November 6!

  • North Toronto Group: Fly Clinic next Wednesday November 7!

  • Swim Toys are in! Snorkels: $36.00, Finger Tip Paddles: $16.00

October 2, 2012

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

  • Due to a very enthusiastic group, there will be a Saturday October 6 workout at North Toronto: 7:45 to9:15AM. No workout Holiday Monday.

September 24, 2012

  • We are swimming tonight!

  • Welcome to our newest coach: Dave Ling. Check out our Coaches Bio's - truly second to no one!!!

  • All members please review our Pool Etiquette. Please feel free to e-mail HB Doug on any other suggestions.

  • The  'Roving Reporter talks about Lifeguards......

September 22, 2012

  • Another big coaching announcement coming down the Lane... We have a Coaching staff that is second to none! We are expecting big improvements from our swimmers...

September 20, 2012

  • This Saturday's workout at North Toronto has been cancelled. Hopefully the pool will be up and running for Monday's workout.

  • A big welcome to NTMSC'S newest coaches: Warren Barnes and Alex Boulanger. Info to follow.

September 11, 2012

  • Team Aquatic Supplies/Omni Swim is having it's annual Barbecue & Sale on Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:00am to 4:00pm. 25% OFF EVERYTHING AND EVEN MORE!! Located at 1085 Bellamy Road North, Unit 11. This is a great chance to pick up goggles, suits, etc. But most importantly the 'Toys' that HB Doug wants you to have this year: Snorkel, Fins and Paddles....

September 6, 2012

  • Membership Fees are now up: 2012/13 NT Season. Due to the popularity of our Havergal Program, we well now have a 2nd coach or lifeguard on deck, as required by law.

  • Returning Members! There is a wait list of over a 100 swimmers wanting to join the club, you have until Sept 10th, 2012 to confirm with HB Doug if you are returning. If he does not hear from you, your spot becomes open to a new member.

  • Very shortly, the club is making an announcement of two new coaches joining our great coaching team......

September 1, 2012

  • Membership info is up - We are still waiting for our Permit Fees so membership price should be posted shortly. Please note the date to confirm your return. Also the club entry requirements have changed.

  • To all those who came out and swam at Summerville: The coaching staff had a great time. Thank-you!!


Important stuff in past time.....

  • 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

  • You can catch HB Doug on CP 24 talking about the 2012 Toronto Firefighter Calendar Wednesday morning. And if you really want to see him step out of his comfort zone: The Calendar release party is at XS Nightclub Thursday September 22, 2011. 25 Firefighters ready to strut their stuff.... All going to a great cause: The Fire Fighters' Cancer Research Fund at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

  • 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