Fun, Fitness & Friendship
The Etobicoke Olympium Masters Aquatic Club (EOMAC) is one of Canada’s first clubs in Masters Swimming history. It was created in the early 70s by a small competitive group who traveled far and wide to international and local meets. The Etobicoke Olympium has been our home pool since 1976 and continues to host all of our practices. In 1980 we became incorporated under our first president (Ron Armstrong), who still swims with us. EOMAC is a not-for-profit corporation run by volunteer Board of Directors, elected each year.
A competitive edge
Thanks to our swimmers our club takes participation in all levels of competition – local, provincial, national and international. In fact, we have held the most Canadian records above many master clubs in Canada. When competing against other clubs, we race in five-year age groups and compete in all four main strokes. While our main competitive season runs from October to May each year, we continue to train all summer long.
Membership and Workouts
Our co-ed team holds 80+ members aged between 20 and 100. We train for 90 minutes, four times a week, under the direction of our Head Coach and former Olympian, Luis Escobar.
Many of us have been involved in swimming since childhood, while some are newer to the sport. Some are triathletes, and others excel in a variety of other sports such as diving, dragon-boat racing and marathon running to name a few... But at the end of the day, we all swim at the same time during the same workout!
The pool is divided by 8 lanes and each lane is graded by ability and speed. Our swimmers’ workouts range between 2500 to 5000 meters!