Orillia YMCA is closing its doors

Please click the link to our Covid-19 page for a message to all YMCA members: http://www.orilliachannelcats.ca/covid-19/

Orillia Matters Article Awards Banquet


Recent Parent Survey Q & A

Click here for the survey Q & A : Survey questions     June 24, 2020

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Sponsors!

Please click here Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club 2019-2020 Season to view the slideshow of our generous sponsors!

Thank you for your support!!

May June Schedule

This isn’t a full schedule, we wanted to acknowledge our sponsors as well as provide you with some positive thoughts  and pics of Coach Elaine.    Click here: May June 2020

Swim Canada Article Safe Return to Swimming


Article: A Parents Guide to the Sports Shutdown

Article by Robert B. Andrews MA, LMFT

The shutdown of schools and all sports programs has created quite a shock wave in the families, homes, and lives of athletes who suddenly find themselves without a sport. I have been receiving a lot of inquiries from parents seemingly lost on what to do with their athletes at home.  Understandably this can be a tough transition for all family members involved.

These losses not only impact the athlete, but are systemic in nature. They effect the entire family.

I thought it timely to provide a few tips to help parents cope with this stressful time that we all find ourselves facing.


Coach Elaine’s Celebration of Life Postponed

Due to restrictions put in place with regards to the Coronavirus, Coach Elaine’s Celebration of Life will be postponed to a later date.    We will keep you updated as we are able.

Message Emailed on March 29

Email sent to our members on March 29, 2020

Hello all members.    Attached is a letter from our club’s President Todd Nie.  Letter from Cats President   Please take the time to read.

Would you like to read some positive news for once??   See below:

Whenever we get back on deck, the Board would like to officially welcome Josie Edwards to our coaching staff.      Josie is a former Orillia Channel Cat, Laurentian Varsity swimmer /Team Captain and is about to graduate from Laurentian  with a BA in Sports Psychology.     Josie has her Coaching 101 and has applied to do her Masters in Human Kinetics and Recreation online this fall.  We are excited to add her to our coaching staff, we know she will bring a lot of ideas and expertise to our club.      Josie will be working primarily with the Sr Novice group and will provide assistance with mental training in other training groups as well.   Welcome Josie!!       

Look for info about Zoom workouts with Coach Rob soon!      
I miss you all, and once again thank you for your ongoing support before, during and after these crazy times.     
Stay healthy , Coach Mere