Newsletter - December 11
The board of directors and staff of Swim Natation Manitoba wish you a Happy Holidays! We are very grateful for all the sacrifices that you have made this year to support the whole of our community. May the magic of the Holiday season fill your home with joy and peace. We are looking forward to the day we can be back to swimming and see you again. Take care and stay safe.
Please note that the Swim Manitoba offices will be closed during the weeks of December 21st and 28th.
The newsletter will also take a break during the holidays and will be back on January 15th.
Emergency Support Fund
Great news! Swim Manitoba has received the Federal Emergency Support Fund for Sport from Sport Manitoba. All club presidents have been contacted and we are in the process of distributing funds from this grant.
Swim Manitoba Junior and Senior Teams
The Swim Manitoba junior and senior teams have been selected for the 2020-2021 season. All the selected swimmers will be contacted by Monday, December 14. The list will be posted on our website and social media on Tuesday, December 15. Stay Tuned!
The board of directors began a comprehensive review of the post secondary scholarship policy earlier this year. The review is still in progress therefore scholarships for this year will be based on the parameters of our previous programs. The new policy launch is planned for the 2021-2020 academic year.
The updated documents to apply for scholarships for 2020-2021 will be available on our website on Tuesday, December 15th.
Canadian Olympics and Paralympics Swimming Trials
Swimming Canada is making plans for an altered path to qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and other 2021 events.
Find out all the details on the Swimming Canada website:
Message from the staff
We are aware that everyone is going through difficult and challenging times and that everyone would like to return to their normal activities, get back to the swimming pool and see their training mates.
We are equally anxious to see all our members back training and competing as soon as possible. We are doing everything we can to make it all possible, and to prepare for a safe return.
Until that happens, we ask you to stay positive, take care of your family this holiday season, and most importantly, take care of yourself. Stay active at home, get some fresh air by taking a few walks or jogging. Occupy your mind with a book or activity that you enjoy, avoid reading all the negative comments here and there, but focus on keeping your mind in a positive and resilient state.
Hope to see you again soon on a pool deck!
Karen, Brian, and Pascal