Bulletin #3 / 2023-24

Looking for a Camp Hosts

If your club is interested in hosting any of the upcoming DEVO Camps this season, please let us know.

A camp template has been developed to ensure consistency across the province, however Coaches running the camp are ultimately responsible for delivering the camp.

DEVO Camp Dates:

  • Dec 9, 2023
  • April 13, 2024

Let us know if your club would like to host and/or any coaches would would like to lead these camps

Congratulations to Brooklyn Douthwright on their big performances at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023!

Congratulations Jesse Canney!

Minimum Requirements – Coach Registration Level D

First Year coaches must be at least 15 years of age and need to complete one of the following by Nov 30th to be NCCP compliant:

  • Community Coach Trained – includes Community Sport Coach course and MED training module, OR
  • Fundamentals (101) Coach in training which includes the Swimming 101 pre course workbook, OR
  • Swimming Teacher in training by a recognized provider

Coaches registered in Category A1, A2 and C must be Fundamentals Coach Certified (101) by Nov 30th

Required for Coaches to attend SNC Sanctioned Swim Meets:

First year coaches registered in category D, must be accompanied by a coach certified at a higher level (101, 201 or 301 Certified) in order to coach at a sanctioned.

Only exception is if a coach is 101 Trained, they are able to coach at a sanctioned meet without being accompanied by a higher-level coach as outlined above

Coach Compliance

Compliance items required to be registered with SNB/SNC include:

  1. Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector Check – renewable every 2 years, send a copy to info@swimnb.ca
  2. NCCP Certification based on year of coaching and level of the swimmer – check your locker.ca
  3. PD Points based on level of certification – check your locker.ca
  4. Safe Sport OR Respect in Sport course – renewable every 5 years, check your locker.ca

Coaching Courses

Safe Sport and Making Ethical Decisions are held through CoachNB and you can sign up through locker.ca. If you do not have an account with locker.ca please create one.

We are arranging for an online Community Coach Course to be held tentatively on November 13. We will let you know as soon as more details are confirmed.

There are also other opportunities throughout the season. Go to this link where you can see courses held across Canada.

Thank you to Western Valley Stingrays for hosting SNB’s 2024 Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet.

Coaching courses in French

Spots have been added to calender for the PDE module – prise de décisions éthiques:

Monday October 30 18h-22h (16 places)

Friday November 10 13h-17h (16 places)

Sunday November 19 13h-17h (16 places)

Saturday November 25 9h-13h (16 places)

These trainings are managed by Sport Québec, their calendar is available here:

Concerning the community sport training, we will add the dates of the next on-line training soon.
https://edu.swimming.ca/index.php?province=QC&search=clinic_module&module=&new_year=2023&page=245 .

Your coaches are welcome at all times to register to our training in French.


The French training session for the NEW Turns and Strokes clinics has been rescheduled:

Topic: How to teach the NEW Turns and Strokes clinics – for clinic leaders (in FRENCH)
Time: Nov 1, 2023 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Contact your club official coordinator or Swim NB for the Zoom Meeting link.

Domestic Para Clinic Opportunity

Deadline to register Feb 21

Swim NS hosting a Domestic Para Clinic with Swimming Canada on Feb 28 & 29, 2024 at Dalplex Pool.

Wed, Feb 28 6:00-0:00 pm
Thurs, Feb 29 8:00 am – 2: 30 pm (45 min lunch break)

Stroke Clinic & Turn Clinic

Jocelyne Mclean

Now open on the SNC Learning Management System (LMS)

Steps to Register:
Log into your officials account at the above URL
At the top of the page select “Clinics”

Ensure the Province is set to “Nova Scotia” and the Year is set to ‘2024’

Select the red box on the far left that says register and follow the steps to complete.