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Pickering Swim Club - Reader's Choice Award Winners

We did it - Congratulations!

Pickering Swim Club is a winner in the Ajax-Pickering News Advertiser 2013 Readers Choice Awards.

We have been awarded the Diamond (1st Place) Award in the category of Swimming Instruction!

Thanks to everyone who supported and voted for us, letting everyone know what a great club we are!!


Lake Swim for Charity

The Tied Together Swim was a great success, and the swimmers from our club were a big part of it! Mike Zavitz swam 24km from Dwight to Baysville, to raise awareness for organ donation, as well as over $11,000 for Camp Dorset.  Emily Mayer, Jacob Dosen, Jamie Baylon, Nady Tanir and Sam Catania stuck with Mike for his entire 11 hour swim. Mike suffered from severe cramps and a collapsed lung during the race, but his team kept him going. After the race, Mike thanked our swimmers publically, saying “I couldn’t have done it without my pacers, just knowing they were in the water with me, and seeing their smiling faces kept me going. Sometimes a smile can save a life” 

I would like to thank the Pickering Swim Club community for their time and effort and especially for all the support you showed the Tied Together Swim.

Our Swim Programs
FUNdamentals Swim School

For the Love of Swimming!  Why Choose Us?
Safer Low Swimmer to Teacher ratios, great instructors, quality lessons, great facilities, reasonable cost

Competitive Swimming

Start at any age (minimum Red Cross level 8 or Life Saving Society Rookie level) - learn to GO FAST!
All returning Competitive Swimmers and Varsity Swimmers are eligible to register.  See the Swim Programs tab.

How to join the club

All interested swimmers must attend an assessment.  Assessments are conducted by appointment only.

For more info see the Swim Programs tab

or contact our Club Registrar at registrar@pickswimclub.com

Club Registration

Online registration now being accepted for:

- Returning swimmers.

- Newly assessed and accepted swimmers with an assessment number

Click here for online registration site.
For more info. contact our Club Registrar at registrar@pickswimclub.com

Mission Statement

Developing youth into goal-oriented adults
through competitive swimming.

The Pickering Swim Club follows the Long-Term Athlete Development Plan.
Click here for the Canadian Sport for Life Parent's Guide

Coach Anne wins Queen's Medal

  

Anne Ottenbrite has been selected on behalf of His Excellency the Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada to be the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. (taken from the fact sheet at www.gg.ca)

Anne will be among all Order of Canada members invited to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant achievement and remarkable service. Anne will be joined bu several former vice-regal representatives and other notable Canadians who will be a part of the presentations.

The Diamond Jubilee Gala Celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Life of Service will be on Monday June 18th at Roy Thomson Hall.

See the story on Swim Ontario

TD Waterhouse Donates $500 to the Pickering Swim Club

Pictured are:  Phil Mikhail, Sr. Financial Planner, TD Waterhouse; Hassan Tannir, Fundraising Director; and some of our swimmers and coaches with the Pickering Swim Club.  "Thank you for supporting our club!!"

CIBC Donates $1000 to the Pickering Swim Club


This $1000 cheque was awarded for parent, Ed Kastelic under the CIBC Employee as Ambassador Award Program, which recognizes the volunteer spirit of CIBC employees.
Pickering Recreation Complex

The Pickering Swim Club is proud to be using the best short-course swimming facility in Southern Ontario.

The Recreation Complex swimming pool boasts an 8 lane 25 metre competition pool which has ample deck space and bleachers for spectators.

The Recreation Complex also has an excellent fitness facility with private and public change rooms and a 3 rink ice pad.

The Recreation Complex is located just off Brock Road and Hwy 401 and has several excellent hotels within a 5 minute drive, as well as restaurants and shopping plazas.

For directions to the Pickering Recreation Complex, please click here.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Paul Corkum, who has been selected to receive the City of Pickering Special Citation Award for his outstanding achievements in the community. Well done!!

To Kyle Allen, Jacob Dosen, Warren Mayer, and Nader Tannir for breaking Pickering Swim Club record at the Ontario Age Group SC Championships in the 15-17 year old Boys 200 m Free Relay with a time of 1:47.50.

To the 11 swimmers who qualified for the Ontario Age Group SC Championships. We had 4 best times, taking off a combined 2.25 seconds!! Congratulations to Jacob Dosen in Red 2 who took off the most time – 1.41 seconds. Great swims everyone!!

To Su Kin Cheong, our newest Level V Master Official in Central Region with Swim Ontario, after successfully completing a Level V Evaluation as Referee at sessions of the Swim Ontario Age Group Championships meet (Provincials), in London.

To Warren Mayer set 3 new Pickering Swim Club records and won gold at the Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships!! Warren broke his previous record in the 50 m butterfly in prelims – and then broke his own record again in the finals. He broke his previous record in the 50 m breaststroke on his way to a gold medal performance. Way to go Warren – we are very proud of your success!!

To the 25 swimmers who qualified for Central Region 13 & Over Short Course Championships. We had 50 best times, taking off a combined 79.91 seconds!! Congratulations to Janica Baylon in Purple who took off the most time – 10.64 seconds. Great swims everyone!!

To the 7 swimmers who qualified for the Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships. We had 12 best times, taking off a combined 5.64 seconds!! Congratulations to Warren Mayer in Red 2 who took off the most time – 3.09 seconds. Great swims everyone!!

To the 5 swimmers who qualified for the Ontario Winter Festival SC Championships. We had 5 best times, taking off a combined 5.83 seconds!! Congratulations to Leila Dayagbil in Blue 1 who took off the most time – 2.75 seconds. Great swims everyone!!

To all the swimmers for their great swims at Winterfest. We had 505 best times, taking off a combined 3503.83 seconds!! Special recognition goes to Vanessa Estrada in Dev 2 who was the most improved swimmer, taking off 125.96 seconds. Great work everyone!!

To five swimmers from the Pickering Swim Club who qualified with Ontario provincial standards in order to compete at the Ontario Cup 2014 held at the University of Toronto.  Evan Cvitkovic, Jacob Dosen, Emily Mayer, Warren Mayer, and Amy Smith swam with vigour and represented the club admirably.  Amy Smith achieved the best time in her 50 Back taking 0.45 seconds off with a time of 32.86 seconds.

To Tim Newman for receiving his SNC certification on January 6th as a new Level 3 Official in Central Region! 

To the following swimmers who set Lisa Flood meet records: Aqeel Abdeen, Kyle Allen, Maeve Atkinson, Sydney Dosen, Daniel Earley, Sarah Elliott, Alexia Estrada, Abbygail Janine Gamelo, Aidan Malesich, Warren Mayer, Temi Olawoye, Jenna Stokes, Nader Tannir, Brandon Tapp, Beth Woolley!!

To 8-year-old Maeve Atkinson who set SEVEN new records this past weekend at the Lisa Flood meet!!

To the following PICK members for achieving their SNC Swim Officials Level 1 Red Pin....Patricia Fritsche, Preet Jaswal, Troy O'Halloran, Nicholas Holland, Danielle Cornacchia, Meghan Laird, Michelle Cornacchia, Emilia Melcher, Helene Bigras, Carla Maria Estarada-Tobar, Joceyln Kirkwood, John Iannarelli, Mitchel Fritsche, Jacqueline Lacy, Tyler Olson.

To Daniel Kelly for receiving his SNC Level III from Paul Corkum, Regional Officials Representative, Ontario Swim Officials Association

To Meghan Toswell Pick Varsity Swimmer (Dalhousie University) for competing at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke THIS WEEKEND!  Check out the opening ceremonies Friday August 2, 7-9pm on TSN2 and look for Meghan!  Meghan will compete in 200, 400, 800,1500 free.

Hosted Meets 2012-2013 Season

CLICK HERE for live results during our hosted meets.

Or enter in http://pickswimclub.com/liveresults into your live results App.

  1. PICK Sprint - October 26-27, 2013
  2. PICK Lisa Flood - December 6,7, 8, 2013
  3. PICK Winter Swim Fest - January 17, 18, 19,  2014
  4. PICK Rainbow Classic - April 4, 5, 6, 2014
  5. PICK Last Gasp - June 7, 8, 2014

All meets held at the Pickering Recreation Complex except as noted.

Click on Meet Info tab for more info.

Please contact our Meet Manager for more information.

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