Newsletter - March 25
Thank you! The ManSask Championships are now behind us, but it's important to thank and recognize all the officials and volunteers who worked all weekend to make this championship possible.
Congratulations! Congratulations to the Manta Swimming club for earning the top honors of the best club of the championship! They are the first Manitoba club to earn this honor in several years.
Congratulation! Congratulations to the University of Manitoba Varsity Swim Team for earning the honor of the best small club of the championships!
Congratulations! Congratulations to Halle West, Mia West, Rimnso Nkechika, and Ben Lang, all from MANTA, who win the Overall Individual Hight Points Awards! Also, congratulation to Kelsey Wog (UM) who wins the Betty Lou Dean Award!
You can find full club ranking on our results page: https://www.swimmanitoba.mb.ca/results
You can find all the awards winners on our awards page: https://www.swimmanitoba.mb.ca/awards
Health Orders and Return to Play Protocol
Following the end of public health orders on March 15, we have updated our return to play protocol, as well as the swim meet COVID protocol. You can find them on our website: https://www.swimmanitoba.mb.ca/return-to-play
We remind you that the end of public health orders does not mean that the virus has disappeared. The health and protection of our members remain our priority.
Several elements related to public health orders have been removed from the RTPP. We are transitioning to an education, guidelines, and recommendations approach, as most governments currently do. In this spirit, we always encourage our members to keep good habits to reduce the risk of spread. These measures include but are not limited to, hand washing, vaccination, wearing a mask, and social distancing.
As mask requirements are removed, it is important to note that swimmers, coaches, officials, and volunteers can continue to choose to wear masks, based on their individual risk and personal preference. We ask our members to be respectful and supportive of each other’s decisions.
A question that has been raised often is what about isolation for people who test positive? Here is what we can find on the government website, which is also reflected in our RTPP:
Effective March 15, the public health orders for isolation of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being removed. The orders are being transitioned to public health guidelines, similar to how other communicable diseases are managed.
Isolation for COVID-19 is still advised:
People with symptoms should stay home and isolate for five days after symptoms start, until you have no fever and other symptoms have improved over the past 24 hours.
Individuals who have tested positive but do not develop symptoms should isolate for five days from the date of the test.
Individuals should wear a well-fitting, well-made mask if you must have contact with other people while you are ill, when your isolation is finished, for 10 days after the onset of your symptoms, or test date if asymptomatic.
People who have symptoms or test positive should avoid non-essential visits with higher-risk people or at higher-risk settings for 10 days after the onset of their symptoms, or test date if asymptomatic.
Date change - Meet Schedule
Please note that there are two date changes to the Meet Schedule in the next month:
The March 12 racing league hosted by Selkirk has been moved to April 23 at the Selkirk Community Pool.
The Marlins Sprint/Distance have moved from April 16-17 to April 9-10, in the training tank.
To consult the complete 2021-2022 Swim Manitoba Meet Schedule: https://www.swimmanitoba.mb.ca/events-results
As a swim coach, caring for your mental health is important, for you personally, and, it can improve your ability to coach!