Newsletter - November 13

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COVID-19 Updates

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the entire province moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens.

The new Critical (red) level restrictions will be in effect province wide and include:

  • Social contacts must be reduced to your household only. Social gatherings are not permitted, and gatherings of more than 5 people from outside a single household will be subject to fines.

  • Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.

  • Retail businesses listed as critical services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, can remain open at 25 per cent capacity.

  • Retail businesses not on the list are able to provide e-service, curbside pickup or delivery services.

  • Other critical services can operate as set out under the public health orders.

  • All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close.

  • Gyms and fitness centres must close.

  • Religious and cultural gatherings must close or be provided virtually only.

  • Restaurants must close to the public and may be open for delivery, drive-thru or takeout only.

  • All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.

COVID-19 Prevention Orders at the Critical Level (pdf)


Swim Manitoba is working with Sport Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg to ensure that swimmers qualified for the Olympic and Paralympic Trials are part of the first wave that can return to training when government and public health deem it possible to do so safely.

In the meantime, we ask all of our members to follow government orders and do everything possible to smooth the curve as quickly as possible.


Government of Manitoba COVID-19 website:


Congratulations Kesey !

Kelsey Wog (UM) is competing in the International Swimming League (ISL) in Budapest with the new Canadian team Toronto Titans.

She has done very well so far, winning 12 medals (6 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes) and beat 4 provincial records in 4 matches. She is also unbeaten in the 200m breaststroke so far, winning her four matches in this event.


We wish her and her team the best of luck for the semi-finals this weekend.


More details, results, schedule, and how to view on the ISL website:


Women in Coaching Summit

The Canadian Swimming Coach Association (CSCA) will host the Women in Coaching Summit on November 21st.


The Summit will cost $25 for CSCA Members and $75 for non-members.  Clubs who register 3 coaches will receive a 4th coach registration free!

Swim Manitoba is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Sport Manitoba Coaching, we have secure up to 15 spots funded for coaches who will participate in the summit.

For all details and registration, visit the CSCA website:


Sport Forum 2020

Hear from Canada’s chef de mission for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Games and three-time Olympic gold medalist Marnie McBean – one of the greatest rowers in the history of the games – along with future Olympian, world junior champion, and Pan Am Games bronze medalist Skylar Park.

Learn how to build resilience in your athletes for when they face situations out of their control, acquire leadership pointers, and gain insights on how to address decisions that might not have the consensus of your clubs, athletes, and parents. Of course, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and hear stories from both of these incredible women with Winnipeg’s own Park joining us live, and McBean connecting in from Toronto.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
2 - 3:30 P.M. (CST)
Zoom meeting information will be sent upon confirmation of attendance.

RSVP and submit questions for the speakers in advance to by Monday, November 16 in order to be entered into the draw.