Newsletter - October 16

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Nationwide #Swimagain Challenge

The Nationwide #Swimagain Challenge is well underway and will continue until the week of November 2.

Congratulations to Cooper Klein of Manitoba Marlins who wins All Tide $25 gift card on week two!

Also, congratulations to Halle West SEALS (11th) and Tam Doan MM (12th) who reached the top 15 in their age group.


Good luck to all Manitoba swimmers!


For more details on the Challenge: LINK


WEBINAR - Reframing Long-Term Officials Development

Participation in sport officiating in Canada is dwindling to crisis levels in many sports. Through the development of Sport for Life’s Long-Term Officials Framework/Guidelines, we learned that Canada’s 600,000+ officials often feel disconnected from their sport organizations and frequently suffer harassment and abuse. This webinar explores the critical role officials can play in reaching Sport Canada’s goals for offering safe quality sport opportunities to all Canadians. Explore the tools and resources to support your officials to be engaged and effective leaders of inclusive sport in your organization.

This webinar will be led by Meredith Gardner, Long-Term Development Advisor, Sport for Life LTOD lead, and founder of “Count Us In” training for the inclusion of children with hidden disabilities in sport. Panelists include Brian Barlow, Evan Andrew, Kasey Liboiron, Landon Gorbenko, Nathalie Muller, and Nicky Pearson.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. PST / 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Register here


COVID-19 Updates

Following the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the province, particularly in Winnipeg, we want to remind you of the importance to follow the guidelines and rules. No one wants to see the number of swimmers per lane decrease or the facilities closed. Everyone's collaboration is important. As of October 16, Manitoba health authorities added restrictions at the Orange level for the Winnipeg region and reinforced the message surrounding the importance of limiting contact outside their household:

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick.

  • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

  • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

  • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.


Government of Manitoba COVID-19 website: