Newsletter - June 25

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Olympic Trials – Congratulations!

We want to congratulate all the swimmers and coaches who participated to the Olympic trials and made us vibrate and brought to life and relive the emotions of competitions during the last week.

Congratulations to Megan James and her coach Tommaso Panizza of Manta with a great performance in the 100m back to start the competition on Saturday, June 19. 👏👏👏👏👏

Congratulations to Daniel Boguski and his coach Vlastimil Cerny of UMAN with a great performance in the 50m free on Monday, June 21. 👏👏👏👏👏

Congratulations to Kelsey Wog and her coach Vlastimil Cerny of UMAN for her win in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and her silver in the 200m IM. These performances allowed her to be selected for the Olympic team in these three events. She’s the first Manitoban to be selected in three individual events since Bob Hamerton way back in 1936!

Quite an accomplishment!

Congratulations also to Vlastimil Cerny of UMAN who was selected on the coaching team! 👏👏👏👏👏


To view the full swimming Olympic selection, read the Swimming Canada announcement:


Swim Natation Manitoba AGM and New Board of Directors

Swim Manitoba held its annual general meeting last Wednesday, June 23rd. Thank you to all the delegates and to all the members who attended the assembly.

At the end of the AGM, three members were elected by the assembly. Congratulations to:


Danielle Kerr – 3-year term

Kevin Bruce – 2-year term

Janice Kostelnyk – 2-year term

The returning members completing the board of directors are:


Chris Kushka

Marta Smith

Andrea Tétrault

A plan to fill the vacant position will be put in place by the Board of Directors in the near future.

We want to thank and congratulate the three outgoing directors for their dedication and the work done for the development of our sport over the past few years.

Peter Garagan

Riley West

Nicholas Woelcke

A special mention to Peter Garagan who is leaving the board of directors after more than a decade of involvement. 👏


The AGM reports will be available on our website early next week:


Manitoba Health Orders – June 26

The government of Manitoba released new health orders starting June 26. These new orders allow:


Outdoor training can have 25 athletes at the same time:

16(2) Persons may engage in any type of outdoor sporting or recreational activity but they must not engage in an activity as part of a group of more than 25 persons.  

Indoor training is limited to group with a ratio of 5 athletes per coach:

17(3) The operator of an indoor sporting facility must (a) ensure that any group of persons participating in a sporting activity at the facility, excluding coaches or instructors, does not exceed five persons


This is very good news.

In view of these new orders, we are updating our return to play protocol. We hope that it will be approved by public health at the beginning of next week.

We are in communication with several swimming pools and municipalities to find out their reopening plan. They are all working very hard to reopen as soon as possible.

We must understand that the reopening of a swimming pool is more complex than the reopening of a gymnasium or a soccer field. The re-hiring of lifeguards, especially when there is a union involved, as well as the time of year when cities want to reopen outdoor pools as quickly as possible, inevitably results in a delay between the government's announcement that swimming pools can reopen and the ability of swimming pools to do so on short notice.


To view the full public health orders, visit the Government of Manitoba website:


Federal Sport Emergency Fund Phase 4

We have received the phase 4 funding through Sport Manitoba and cheques will be sent early next week to all clubs who have applied.