Nov 2-4 Barrie Aquafest is back on!

 The Barrie Aquafest has been re-scheduled for Nov 2-4!    We will not be heading to Newmarket that weekend.        Meet info will be available soon.

Wavemaker Pool Spa Showroom Brian Ross Passes Away

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of long time Orillia Channel Cats supporter Brian Ross, of Wavemaker Pool Spa Showroom. Brian lost his courageous battle to pancreatic cancer on Tuesday Sept 11. Brian reached out to Coach Mere many years ago wanting to support our swimmers, his first contribution was purchasing all of our swimmers team jackets…and he introduced our Wavemaker Award given to the swimmer(s) who work hard, apply themselves in school, and are a team supporter. Each year this award is given out at our annual banquet. Pool Spa has continued to support our club every season by providing team shirts at certain competitions, either Team Champs or Regionals. We are so grateful for their support and are thinking of Brians family at this difficult time. Coach Mere: “I am going to miss our many chats about our swimmers, the new rec centre build and just about life.” Brian you will be truly missed! Thank you for everything you have done for the Orillia community. 

Swimming Starts this week!

Sr Novice, Bronze, Silver and Gold begin this week. There will be no dryland the first 2 weeks.

Dryland training will begin week of Sept 24. See you all soon! 

New Time Standards/Meet Names for Provincial Level Meets

In 2018, Swim Ontario experienced a significant over subscription at both the Spring and Summer Provincial Championships. This resulted in a substantial increase to the session lengths at these competitions. The Sport Management Committee (SMC) and Swim Ontario staff met following Summer Provincials and determined that the best way to manage subscription and session lengths for Provincial programming going forward was to:

  • amend qualifying time standards,
  • adjust age group formats
  • modify bonus swim structures

As a result the SMC and Swim Ontario staff have made recommendations that have been accepted by the Swim Ontario Executive Director.    To read the complete recommendations, information and standards click HERE.

*Also updated on our “Standards” Page here:


Orillia Matters Article Open Water

Channel Cats at Sun City Swim

Congratulations to all of the swimmers who participated in the Orillia Sun City 4 km swim today.       Especially to our very own Channel Cats!

Check out the Rec Centre Progress

Click the link to see how the rec centre build is progressing, updated July 2018