Newsletter #26/2020

New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program (NBAAP)

The Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is accepting applications for the NBAAP for 2020-21 up until the end of February 2021.

The NBAAP provides direct financial assistance to high-performance athletes who have achieved significant results at the national or international level as well as to athletes who have demonstrated a strong potential to earn a spot on a junior or senior national team. Considering that athletes have been greatly impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and have had to modify their training programs to continue their development, the Evaluation Committee will allow for much greater flexibility this year given that sporting events have been cancelled or postponed.

The NBAAP Guidelines and Application Form are available online at


Please see the link below to consult the FAQ provided and updated by the Government of New Brunswick on 24th June 2020. There are some interesting questions and answers related to sports, as well as the latest government recommendations from the government.

Team NB – Call for mission staff for 2021 Canada Summer Games / REMINDER

We remind you that the deadline to apply to join the mission staff members for Team NB for the 2021 Canada Summer Games is 30th June 2020.

Interested individuals must send their resume and a completed application form to

Back to practice

SNB would like to thank all clubs for the efforts of their staff, swimmers and parents in securing the return to the pool. NB swim clubs are among the first clubs in the province and nation-wide to finalize their operational plans and return to sport.

CONGRATULATIONS! #swimNBproud We warmly recommend you to remain cautious at all times and to respect a gradual return by following provincial and national recommendations. In this regard, we hereby inform you that SNC and SNB are in the process of developing the version 2 of the operational plan to provide more details on phase 2 of the return to training.

Moreover, we remind you that all your members (including coaches) are required to sign the Acknowledgement of Risk form before resuming training. Kindly note that this form will be available on the registration system (RTR) as of the beginning of next season.

Discussion re Resuming Competition

With the safe return of some clubs and the new limit gathering of over 50 persons released on Friday 19th June 2020, SNB is looking into the possibility of resuming competition this season, with the aim of simply celebrating the return to swimming. For this purpose, SNB is in the process of creating a provincial working group that will be formed by club presidents, coaches, officials and meet managers.

The objective of this group is to exchange the various experiences on the return to training and to start imagining how we can organize a swimming competition in the current circumstances.

SNB BoD: Meet fees Policy

SNB would like to thank the Finance Committee for its efforts in developing the Competition Fee Policy and all those involved in updating and finalizing this document: Club Presidents, officials, coaches, Meet Directors and administrators.

You can retrieve the final version of the Competition Calendar Policy, which was approved by the SNB Board of Directors (BoD) on 22nd June 2020, via the following link:

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali