Newsletter #17/2020

Update to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

As mentioned in Newsletter #15, the Government of Canada has launched an emergency account for Canadian businesses that provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to not-for-profit organizations with an interest rate of 0% and a loan forgiveness of 25 percent (up to $10,000).

The program was expanded lately to make it available to more Canadian businesses. The minimum threshold for 2019 payroll has been lowered to $20,000 (from $50,000).

We recommend that you submit your application to this program in case you are eligible, based on SNB’s experience, you can expect to receive your funds within 7 business days.

Swimming Canada: National Events Calendar 2020-2021

Swimming Canada is making contingency plans and updates to its competition calendar for the coming year. For more details, please refer to the following link:

Event – Date Place

Olympic and Paralympic Trials

  • April 7 – 11 Avril 2021 Toronto

Canadian Open Water Swimming Trials

  • April 17 and 18 on Cayman Islands

Eastern Championships

  • April – virtual format

Canadian Swimming Championships and Canadian Junior Swimming Championships

  • July 26-Aug. 2, 2021 Calgary

Can Am Para Swimming Open

  • December 11-13 – Vancouver

Jeux d’été du Canada de 2021

  • Aug. 6-13 Niagara

Canadian Masters Swimming Championships

  • Une annonce sera faite ultérieurement.

SNB: Planning for the next season and beyond

The calendar for the 2020-21 season has been distributed and all clubs are invited to submit their offer to host events. However, we are still working on some issues that will affect next season and those following.

Meet fees are currently being reviewed by a committee of club presidents and SNB Board members and we expect to be recommending new fees for each type of meet shortly. Meet templates will be reviewed by a technical sub-committee to improve our competitions, the sanctioning process and support swimmer development. These will be ready for the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Our goal in reviewing fees and templates is to make things easier for clubs, but if you find that these changes mean that you cannot run an event that you had offered to host, then you are able to withdraw your offer and we will find another host.

Swim Canada is changing some national competitions starting in 2021-22. The technical committee will be reviewing these changes and looking at how we should re-organise our calendar to ensure that our performance swimmers can make the most of training and competition opportunities.

Canadian association for coaches (CAC): Safe Sport Training

Safe Sport Training from the CAC is a complete 90- minute bilingual program at no cost. Everyone can benefit from this course, even those who are not in direct contact with the swimmers. You will need to have a free Locker account to access the training and you can earn 2 professional development points by completing this module.

here is the link to the CAC’s new Safe Sport Training

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali