Program OYO provides a ten-month (September-June) training program designed to develop swimming technique and prepare swimmers for competition at local, regional, provincial, and national level meets. The program is carried out through five training groups promoting a positive atmosphere of self-discipline and sportsmanship. While most participants will choose to swim competitively after their first year or two of training, non-competitive swimmers are welcome at every level. Swimmers are placed in a training group based upon a combination of age, ability, and swimming experience. As skills and fitness develop, swimmers progress to training groups with an increase in training hours and more goal-oriented training programs. Practices are held at pools in central west Ottawa. OYO participates in meets in Ottawa, the Eastern Ontario region, and, for championship meets, elsewhere in Ontario.