If you are interest in attending this meet at the new Atos Markham Pan Am Centre Pool on March 1, 2015, there are a number of PMS members planning on going.

For more information, you can Download Meet information Package (PDF)    Thornhill-March1-2015

As well, you can check with Paul or Glen.

You may also check  the events page in the members area

(note: you must login to get to this page free task manager. If you are not sure of your user ID or password, please let us know).


2014 PMS Christmas Party – Friday Dec 19th

Hello PMS Members,

We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attend the PMS Annual Christmas Party.  Paul Gemmink and his wife Marija have graciously offered to host the party again this year.  The annual Christmas party is always a must on everyone’s social calendar… you can find out more.you’ll get to see what people look like without goggles!!!!

PMS - XMAS Party Flyer - Dec 19, 2014


Pickering Master Splashers Executive

2014/2015 Season starts Tuesday September 16th

The 2014/15 Season starts on Tuesday September 16, 2014. For our first night there will be a sign up and information session in the meeting room, downstairs at the Dunbarton pool starting at 8:15 pm followed by our first pool session at 9:00 pm. During the information session you will have a chance to meet the coaches and executive and discuss plans for the upcoming season.

To proceed to the club registration page, please click on the following personal Link to get you to the PMS member registration page.

Please remember you will still have to download and sign the waiver and bring it to your first swim. Or if it is more convenient, there should be copies with the coach or executive member.

On the coaching front, we are excited to welcome back Rene St. Aubin and Allison McGhee. Both did a great job last year and we will be looking for the same this season.

See you on the 16th.

PMS at 15th FINA World Masters Championships

The 15th FINA World Masters Championships were held in Montreal from July 27th until August 10th. Pickering Master Splashers sent 8 swimmers to compete against almost 6000 athletes from around the world. Nikki Minchin, Ursula Wolfel, Gerhard Wolfel, Greg Bordash, Paul Gemmink, Iain Johnston, Glen Hanna, and Andy Manahan represented PMS at the meet. The team was involved in about 20 individual races. Andy Manahan captured 15th place in the 100m Butterfly, while Iain Johnston, Ursula Wolfel, and Glen Hanna had some top 30 results. Greg Bordash was competing in only the third meet of his life.The men’s 4X50m freestyle relay team placed 38th with a time of 1:59.51. The medley relay was so fast, no time could be recorded.The team did not let swimming get in their way of enjoying the sites, foods, and shopping in Montreal.

Andy - Opening  Worlds Congradulations Worlds FINA Worlds Glen Worlds Start Grab Worlds Start Worlds  Worlds PMS Relay Worlds - Paul


End of Season Party

PartyPeter Chauvin will be hosting an end of year party on June 21st.




Swim Times for 2013/14 Season Extended into June

This year,  instead of finishing our swim season at the end of May,  normal  swim times will be extended  into June until Thursday June 19, 2014. After this,
the last swim of the 2013/14 season will be Monday June 23, 2014 with no swim on Saturday June 21, 2014.

Note: Many swimmers continue swimming at the Pickering Complex Mon/Tues/Thurs 9 -10 pm during adult lane swim.
Although this is not part of the normal PMS schedule and as such is not coached or paid for by the club,
a work out is often available.

2013 PMS Christmas Party – Friday Dec 20th

Hello PMS Members,

I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attend the PMS Annual Christmas Party.  Paul Gemmink and his wife Marija have graciously offered to host the party again this year.  The annual Christmas party is always a must on everyone’s social calendar….you get to see what people look like without goggles!!!!  Spouse’s and children welcome.

  • Date:  Friday December 20th
  • Time: 7:30pm (Open house–feel free to drop in any time after 7:30)
  • Address: 539 Mountain Ash Drive, Pickering
  • BYOB 
  • Potluck — feel free to bring your favourite appetizer/dessert (typically food is plentiful so go easy on dinner) and you are welcome to use Paul and Marija’s oven/microwave/bbq if required

Hope to see you there.

Pickering Master Splashers Executive

Omni at the Pickering Swim Club meet on October 26/27

Omni Swim Aquatic Supplies will be at the Pickering Rec Centre this week-end. Unfortunately, they will not be giving the 20% discount you get when you go to the store in Scarborough since they pay part of their proceeds to the kids swim club. However, polyester swim suits will be 25% off this week-end. There will also be discounts on back-packs (a few of us have them if you would like to see one – Paul should be there this Thursday). There will also be some other discounts. Omni usually leaves around 2:00 or so at the latest. It would therefore be best to go in the mornings.

NO EXCUSES! – Clarington Swim Meet – November 30, 2013

The first swim meet of the 2013-2014 swim season our club is planning on attending will be the Clarington NO EXCUSES meet scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2013.  The meet package can be accessed at:



A good group of us went last year and a lot of fun was had by everyone that went.  Some of us even swam well.

The Clarington people were really nice to us and seemed to enjoy having us there.  We were asked at some of the swim meets later that year if we would be coming back.

As everyone knows, there is no pressure in coming to a meet.  All of us cheer each other on.  After all, you are only swimming against and for yourself.