Newsletter - January 14

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Happy New Years

The staff and Board of Directors of Swim Manitoba would like to wish all these members a very Happy New Year. May this year be filled with success and health for all.

 

Health Orders

Public health orders from December 21 have been extended until February 1. Here is a summary of the orders that affect indoor sports:

Indoor sport, including the Sport Manitoba facility:

Except for ticketed sporting events under Order 16, indoor sporting and recreational facilities, including dance schools and martial arts studios, must not operate unless the operator

  • ensures that the number of spectators at the facility does not exceed 50% of the usual spectator capacity of the facility or 250 people, whichever is less;

  • restricts admission of members of the public to the facility to the following:

    • persons who produce proof of vaccination,

    • persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19,

    • persons under 12 years of age,

    • persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age and who produce

      • proof that they have received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, or

      • proof of a negative rapid COVID-19 test result within the previous 72 hours that is confirmed by a pharmacist or by staff at a nursing station on a First Nation; and

  • ensures that no tournaments are held at the facility. Tournaments are defined as a single or multi-day gathering of three or more sport teams, who come together outside regular league play, but does not include; a gathering where team members compete on an individual basis against members of other teams.

Multi-Clubs Activities Cancellation

 

Swim Manitoba in conjunction with the host clubs have made the decision to cancel all in-person multi-club events through February 7 to respect the primary objective of the health orders and guidance from public health to reduce the number and length of contact between people in indoor spaces. The cancelled events include:

  • January 8: Junior and Senior Team common training

  • January 15-16: Marlins New Year Invitational + Masters New Year Invitational

  • January 22: Racing League

  • January 22-23: Junior, Senior Teams, and Canada Games Target Squad training. We are working to secure an alternate date with National Development Coach Ken McKinnon

  • January 28-30: Manta Grand Prix

  • February 4-7: Para Prospect West Camp, Edmonton; will be transformed into a virtual camp over two weekends, details to come.

Junior Provincials 2022

Considering the current situation, Swim Manitoba has decided to postpone the Junior Provincials to February 25-27.