2011 saw the Ottawa Swans mature on the field, with three excellent wins over quality opponents, and excel off the field, with a range of initiatives that continued to grow the sport in the National Capital Region.
2010 was very much a new look side for the Ottawa Swans. The Swans were welcomed by a surge in interest with new rookies numbering in the high teens and a long list of returning players. Chris MacLean was elevated to Head Coach and Yaser Abou-Elenein accepted the Assistant Coach position. The Swans also saw new leaders emerge within the club.
After a tough 2008, the Swans took giant leaps leading into the 2009 season.
The snow had barley melted in early 2008 when the Ottawa Swans would announce their new playing field and spectator facilities, Rideau Carleton Raceway would provide the infield and state of the art facilities to the club for 2008 to play all home games. The deal would enable the Swans to construct a full sized field and give both the Swans and visiting teams the use of change room facilities, a first for the OAFL.
February 2007, the Royal Oak Pub on the canal would play host to the first official meeting of the Ottawa Swans. Newly registered members would turn out to throw ideas around in what would be one of the most important dates in the clubs history.
In November 2006, relocating Australian expat Steve Spurrell contacted AFL Canada seeking information on forming a new club in the nations capital. With support from AFL Canada, Bruce Parker (Central Blues) and Dave Wells of the OAFL, Steve was able to bounce the idea of a new club in eastern Ontario around and officially start to put the pieces in place that would form today's Ottawa Swans Australian Football Club.