Newsletter - February
Junior Provincials Winners/Results
Thank you to all the volunteers that made the event possible! Congrats and thank you to all the teams and swimmers who competed at this year’s Junior Provincials! The club high point winners are: Large Club – Manta Swim Club, Medium Club – Central Plains Sea Lions, Small Club – St James Seals Swim Club. View the high points winners and Jr Provincials results on our website!
World Police and Fire Games - Swimming Sport Technical Lead
Congratulations to Michelle Neilson who was chosen to be the Sport Technical Lead for Swimming Pool and Open Water for the World Police & Fire Games Aug 2023!
World Police and Fire Games – Call for Officials
The 2023 World Police and Fire Games are coming to Winnipeg! This biennial event is the second-largest sporting event by participation worldwide and features police, firefighters, correction officers, and other first responders. With more than 60+ sports, the Games unite athletes from 50+ participating countries.
Two of the sports featured at the Games are swimming and open-water swimming. Volunteers and officials are the heart of any major sporting event, and we need your help, Manitoba! We are searching for volunteers and officials for either (or both!) of these events to help us welcome the world to Winnipeg! The Games take place July 28th - August 6th. Volunteer registration officially opens on February 14th. Additional information is on the volunteer page of our website.
Keep an eye on our website and social media (@wpfg2023winnipeg on Instagram and Facebook, @wpfg2023 on Twitter); we will update them as more information becomes available.
NAIG 2023 Sport Manager
Swim Manitoba would like to congratulate Wendy Shewchuk for selection by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council as Team Manitoba’s - NAIG Sport Manager for Swimming!
More details about NAIG – Team Manitoba may be found here!
Mental Health and Sport Resource Hub
The Mental Health and Sport Resource Hub provides the tools and information to overcome stigma and guide conversations about mental health. This free online portal offers training and resources for coaches to develop mental health literacy and positive coaching practices to improve performance and well-being in sport. Check it out here!
Swim-A-Thon 2022-2023 Season
In preparing for the 2023 Swim-a-Thon season, we are pleased to provide you with the information below. We are excited to report fundraising participation is approaching pre-pandemic levels, with total fundraising increasing nearly half of a million dollars compared to last year! Overall, the 64 participating clubs raised over $735,000 in the 2021-2022 Swim-a-Thon season, a 167% increase. Clubs and individuals are invited to sign up for free by visiting donate.swimming.ca, and following the three easy steps to begin their fundraising efforts. There are prizes to be awarded to top fundraisers so don’t wait! Swim-A-Thon 2022-2023
ManSask March 2-5, 2023
ManSask is rapidly approaching, good luck to all of the swimmers and clubs that will be competing in Sasktatoon!
Next Month on the Calendar
Mar 2 - 5 ManSask Winter Championships
Mar 16 – 19 Western Canadian Championships
Mar 18 MB Race League – Selkirk Dolphins
Mar-Apr 27 - 31 Spring Break
Mar-Apr 28 - 2 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials