Workout Times at a Glance
Your Roving Reporter
Membership & Contact
November 30, 2013
November 27, 2013
cancelled Saturday December 7, 2013 at North Toronto due to building
maintenance in the morning.
The holiday workout
schedule is now posted.
November 12, 2013
October 15, 2013
October 9, 2013
Due to popular
demand (translate: WE want to train!), there will be a Thanksgiving Saturday
workout at North Toronto. The pool is closed Thanksgiving Monday.
Due to a
school event, there is no workout at Havergal Thursday October 24, 2013.
September 18, 2013
An open letter to Premier Wynne.
Sept. 14, 2013
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.
North Toronto Masters Swim
September 13, 2013
Fees: $680.00 ($571.00 + HST: $74.00 + Masters Swimming Canada/Ontario Fee:
Membership Fees: $798.00 ($675.00 + 87.79 HST + $35.00 Masters Swimming
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!
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.
Doug email address had some gremlins last week, if you did not get
a reply, please resend.
September 4, 2013
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
Reporter talks about the Summer of Swimming....
Coach Doug winning the Orillia Swim/Bike Race.
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!
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
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.
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.
Reporter gets all occupational...
It seems we have a
lot of swimmers interested in going to the
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
December 1, 2012
North Toronto Mo-sters
Swim Team has raised over $6100.00 For Movember. Thank you so much from
Coach Jen & Doug.
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
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,
Toronto Group: Fly Clinic next Wednesday November 7!
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...
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
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.
Reporter talks about Lifeguards......
September 22, 2012
September 20, 2012
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.....
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.
AquaPulse Magazine ! Look under "It's a lively group, I'll tell you
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.
- Possible investigation into NTMSC
by FINA..... 'Roving
- NTMSC has gone
- 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
- 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