Newsletter - March 31

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Congratulations to Kelly Garagan on her nomination and appointment to FINA Official Swimming List #21, effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024.


Your ongoing support and volunteerism as an official in Manitoba and Canada is greatly appreciated. We have full confidence that you will continue to represent your province and Swimming Canada as opportunities arise through the course of your FINA appointment.

Congratulations Coaches! 

Swim Manitoba is proud to announce that three swim coaches have been nominated at the 2021 Sport Manitoba Coaching Awards!

The following are the coaches and the category in which they are nominated or recognized.

Norman Carriere (Manta) – The Vince Leah Memorial Award (Fundamentals/Active Start)

Wendy Shewchuk (Manitoba Marlins) – The Janet Arnott Memorial Award (Train to Train)

Vlastimil Cerny (UMAN) – International Coach Recognition

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This year’s announcements, because of covid restrictions, will be held through social media on April 6, 2020, at noon.,


Return to Swimming

We are happy to see more and more clubs and groups quietly returning to the pool for a gradual return to swimming.

March 25 our meeting with club presidents and head coaches reviewed the return to play protocols, review key points to follow, as well as share the latest information we have to date for the next step.

Review of important points from the return to play protocol:

  • athletes, coaches, and staff are asked to adhere to 2m social distancing

  • wear masks in the facility (exception being for athletes in the pool & shower).

  • Maximum of 4 swimmers per 50m lane, but a maximum of two swimmers at the stop per end at all time. Maximum of 2 swimmers per 25m lane (all Manitoba/Winnipeg Pools)

  • Maximum of 10 swimmers per group/coach.


Keep distance even when stop at the end of the lane:


Specific reminder for Training Tank Pan Am Pool users:

  • Access will be granted 10 minutes before the pre-scheduled training time

  • Pan Am will continue with the Training tank entrance during SNM swim times in the Training Tank.  Once the doors are shut anyone that is late will come through the front entrance.

  • QR Code will be posted on the Training Tank doors.

  • Just like we did last fall, we ask all groups to exit the pool 10 minutes early to ensure a safe transition.

  • Please remember access to the locker rooms is based on a maximum of 10 minutes with physical distancing & mask wearing mandatory

  • Mesh bags may be stored in the clubs storage units on deck, mesh bags must dip in the pool prior storage.


Version 5 of the Swim Manitoba Return to Play protocol is now available on our website:


Job Posting

St. James Seals are looking for a head coach starting July 1st, 2021. Please see the job opening on our website:


Happy Passover and Happy Easter

The Board of Directors and staff of Swim Natation Manitoba wishes all members a very happy Passover and Easter Long Weekend!