Newsletter - February 11

 

Swim Manitoba Announcement

Brian Leier, Executive Director Swim Manitoba, has announced his retirement effective May 1, 2022.  We would like to thank Brian for his hard work and dedication to the sport of swimming in Manitoba over the past 5 years. He will be missed!

The SNM Board will be recruiting for and selecting a replacement with the assistance of the recruiting firm Summit Search Group.  The posting is targeted to be available on various websites, including the Swim Manitoba site, on Monday, February 14th.  All inquiries or submissions are to be directed to Summit Search Group.

 

Health Orders

New public health orders have been in effect since February 8. Changes for sport include lifting restrictions on tournaments and spectator capacity. The complete PHOs can be viewed here:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html

Return to Play Protocol

 

Following the new health orders, we have updated our Return to Play Protocol. You can consult them on our website:

https://www.swimmanitoba.mb.ca/return-to-play

We will review the changes announced today and provide an update when the official orders are released.

Junior Provincials and ManSask Championships

Junior Provincials are still scheduled for February 25-27 at the Pan Am Pool - Training Tank.

ManSask Championships are still scheduled for March 17-20 at the Pan Am Pool.

A decision-making process regarding the holding of the competitions due to COVID has been put in place. We have identified February 15 as the deadline for making the final decision on whether or not to hold both events.

 

Events Live Streaming

We received confirmation from the City of Winnipeg this week that we will be allowed to film (live stream) our Junior Provincials and the ManSask Championships. Great news for families and friends of our swimmers who want to watch the live racing remotely! We will be working with a livestreaming provider to cover both events.

 

Louis Riel Day

Swim Manitoba wishes everyone a very happy Louis Riel Day on Monday, February 21st.

 
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