Newsletter - November 5


Discounts on vehicle rentals

Swim Manitoba is excited to announce we are now offering our members discounted vehicle rental rates through a partnership with Avis Budget Group and Swimming Canada. 


Avis and Budget are here for you anytime and anywhere. As a Swim Manitoba member, enjoy up to 30% off Avis base rates when you PAY NOW using AWD # F221807. Visit and book your vehicle rental today! For a unique and expedited experience, sign up for Avis Preferred and accelerate your rewards. As an added bonus, Swim Manitoba members can also enjoy up to 35% off Budget PAY NOW base rates by visiting and using BCD # B166107.  


The mobility landscape is rapidly changing, and Avis Budget Group is driving towards the future, focusing on reinventing the car rental experience. Data-driven intelligence, company digitization, and a global footprint are enabling connectivity, convenience, and choice. 


Travel safe with Avis Budget Group, as they follow the precautions and guidelines set out by the World Health Organization (WHO). 


Safe travels! 


Paris & Beyond 2021 Virtual Distance Development Camps

Congratulations to Mia West, Eric Dupre, Ava Thomson, and coach Tommaso Panizza who have been selected and invited to a Virtual National Camp hosted by Swimming Canada!

This camp consists of two virtual class sessions on Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th; during the first session swimmers will be given a week-worth of work to do with some test sets that need to be analyzed on the second week.

The camp will be jointly run by Distance and Open Water Coach Mark Perry and National Development Coach Ken McKinnon.

More details on the camp here

Funding for new swimmers

Since we have many new swimmers starting this season, we want to ensure our new members are aware that there are financial assistance programs for accessibility to the sport. Here are some existing programs:

KidSport -

Jumpstart -

You can also look at different other grants too -  Grant opportunities for Sport in Manitoba


Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone e-mental health services are non-judgmental, and inclusive that is available to young people across Canada 24/7. This means they’re there for all kids, teens, and young adults from coast to coast to coast.


You can contact Kids Help Phone for support with any issue, big or small. This includes topics like bullying and abuse, friends and family, emotional well-being, and more! Kids Help Phone is there to support your mental health and well-being.

Kids Help Phone’s e-mental health services include phone, text/message, and online chat support. Their one-to-one services are free and available in English and French.

Services are available by:

Phone: 1 800 668-6868


Text: 686868