Newsletter - July 3

Return to Play – Safe Return to Swimming

Following the approval of Swim Manitoba’s Return to Play plan by the Provincial Health Authority, we are pleased to announce that the Club Return to Play Guidelines of Manitoba Marlins and St. James Seals have been approved by Swim Manitoba. Manitoba Marlins have already started in-person dryland training. Congrats!

We remind all clubs that due to the exclusion on contagions, clubs must now have their plan approved by the board of directors of Swim Manitoba.

An easy to follow template is available in resources on our Return to Play website page.

Since the Government of Manitoba has updated the State of Emergency on June 26, we have updated the appendix A - Screening Checklist in the Return to Play document and the tool on our website to add the 14 days self-isolate exception for people who traveled in western Canada or northwestern Ontario.


Swim Manitoba Return to Play:

Manitoba State of Emergency:

New Board of Direction

On June 24th at Swim Manitoba’s AGM, the Board of Directors welcomed a new member, Andrea Tétrault, who was elected by acclamation. Andrea brings substantial experience to the board, specifically in the brand development and marketing area. Welcome Andrea!


We wish to thank outgoing board member Susan Wog for her years of dedication to swimming in Manitoba. During Susan’s time on the board, she has made significant contributions to the swim community in many areas, especially in athlete recognition. Among other things, Susan has taken on the Awards Banquet which she has organized with great skill in recent years. In this challenging year, Susan continues to ensure athlete recognition and is producing a virtual awards series.

Please join us in sending a huge thank you to Susan!

Executive board 

Janice Kostelnyk - president 

Chris Kushka - treasurer

Marta Smith - secretary 

Board directors 

Peter Garagan

Andrea Tétrault 

Riley West 

Nick Woelcke 

Awards Banquet

The 2020 banquet will take place virtually this year due to COVID-19. We will announce on our Facebook and Twitter feeds one winner per day starting July 20.

Stay tuned!


Congratulations to Kelsey

Congratulations to Kelsey Wog who was named the 2020 U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Year!!!

Well done Kelsey! We are all proud of you.


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