Newsletter - January 29

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Return to Play

Current public health orders in Manitoba will continue until Friday, February 12, 2021.  As a result, swim clubs and individuals residing in the Provincial Response Level: Critical (Red) are ineligible to participate in swim programming, a status which will be reviewed as the province downgrades the restrictions from Provincial Response Level: Critical (Red) to Restricted (Orange).

Swim Natation Manitoba recognizes that the last several months have been challenging for all of our members and specifically the fact that all recreation facilities are closed in the province. The Swim Manitoba Board and staff continue to review options while we wait for direction from the Provincial Government/Public Health.

We will participate with head coaches in a weekly Manitoba Swim Coaches Association (MSCA) meeting to discuss various avenues and scenarios that will be possible for a return to sport as safely and efficiently as possible when we are authorized to do so. A meeting of club presidents is also scheduled for Thursday, February 4 to provide an update on the most recent developments and answer any questions and concerns the presidents or their members may have.

It is important to remember that Public Health orders must be adhered to once swim programming is permitted to resume.  To ensure that the resumption of swimming is successful, compliance to the safety protocols by all our members is paramount, required, and not optional.

Physical distancing, mask wearing, proper hygiene, and screening are necessary steps that must be practiced in order to return to swimming safely.


Olympic and Paralympic Trials

Swimming Canada announces that the Olympic and Paralympic Trials are postponed.

They will take place from May 24 to 28, 2021.

More details here.


What Does Safe Sport Mean for Manitoba’s Coaches? 

Sport Manitoba Coaching has another great PD opportunity for your coaches.  It is an online session with Sport Manitoba.  Please feel free to share this with your membership. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bree Langlais, Coach Education Coordinator at

February 24, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm (via Zoom)

This session will identify the way in which Sport Manitoba sees Safe Sport. Learn what has already been done in the areas of concussion and physical safety, and what is on the horizon for emotional and mental safety.

Participants can expect an interactive and engaging session including an opportunity to share their own perspectives.


This is a FREE PD opportunity! Coaches will receive 1 PD point for attending.

Please email to register!

NCCP Courses Opportunities


Sport Manitoba Coaching has still availabilities in the following NCCP courses. Please share with your coaches!   Please contact Bree Langlais if you have any questions at


NCCP Teaching & Learning

Feb 1 & Feb 4, 2021

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


NCCP Psychology of Performance

February 6, 2021

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


NCCP Make Ethical Decisions

February 9, 2021

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm


NCCP Basic Mental Skills

February 11, 2021

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm