Newsletter - November 19


New Health Orders

On November 12 the government announced new public health orders. A significant change concerns the vaccination confirmation requirements of individuals ages 12-17. Beginning December 6, everyone participating in an indoor sport and between 12 and 17 years old will have to prove that they have either received, at a minimum, of a single dose of vaccine or proof of a negative test confirmed by a pharmacist in the last 72 hours.



14(1) Except for ticketed sporting events under Order 16, indoor sporting and recreational facilities, including dance schools and martial arts studios, must not operate unless admission of members of the public to the facility is restricted to the following:

(a) persons who produce proof of vaccination; 

(b) persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;

(c) persons under 12 years of age;

(d) until December 5, 2021, persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age;

(e) on or after December 6, 2021, persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age and who produce

(i) proof that they have received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, or

(ii) proof of a negative rapid COVID-19 test result within the previous 72 hours that is confirmed by a pharmacist.


Full PHO:


We are working with our partners, Sport Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg, to prepare for the changes, determine what types of documents will be accepted, and understand how the new orders will be applied.

We will send all relevant information to the clubs as it arrives.


Return to Play Protocol

Following new public health orders, the return to play protocol has been updated.

We have also added COVID swim meet protocols including warm-up protocols for competitions.

All documents can be found on our website and are updated regularly. It is therefore important to consult them regularly.

Club Presidents and Head Coach meeting


On November 18, Swim Manitoba had an information meeting with club presidents and head coaches.


The objective of the meeting was to share all the information we have on the various subjects affecting our clubs this fall, and to hear from the clubs on how the season is starting, and what issues are of concern.

Canada Games Target Squad Camp

On November 20, a camp will be held with 32 swimmers identified on the target squad for the next 2022 Canada Games.


More details on Identification and Games on our web page: