Newsletter #28/2020

Return to Swimming Document – Version 2

The second version of our Return to Training Operational Plan is on the club resource page under the safe sport heading. The working group has considered changes in the national and provincial guidelines, as well as the experience of clubs that have already returned to the pool. Version 2 of our plan maintains the basic four phase approach while providing greater flexibility in organizing training sessions.

Swimming New Brunswick congratulates and thanks all those who have demonstrated that the spirit of swimming in our province is stronger than COVID-19 and that we can return to the pool (and eventually competitions) in a practical way.

Additionally, Swimming Canada has released the 2nd version of the reference document on the return to swimming in a COVID-19 situation, which is available at the following link:

Coach Education Funding

As you know, SNB has allocated funds for coach development and we are considering how to best use these funds, including subsidising course fees for new and existing coaches registered with SNB.

In order that we can decide on how to best do so, we kindly ask you to provide some information on your needs for coach training and development:

  1. How many coaches at your club need training and what is the level they need (Community Coach, 101, 201, 301)?
  2. What other coach development activities do your coaches need (“In-service” or “refresher” type training, Atlantic Coaches Conference, others)?

We kindly ask you to send us this information by 23rd July 2020. Kindly note that this is just to help us plan but does not engage your club.

2020-2021 Registration Documents

Below you will find the link to the registration documents for the 2020-2021 season.

  1. Club Registrar Declaration Form
  2. Additional User Declaration Form
  3. Club Declaration Form – Facility Rules
  4. Letter to Club Registrar
  5. Letter to Swimmer
  6. Swimming Canada Privacy Information

Swimmers/coaches/officials will not need to sign the PIPEDA consent forms. Instead, they will have to indicate whether or not they would like to receive commercial e-mails in the RTR. SNC has created the “Swimming Canada Privacy Information” document to inform registrants how SNC may use their personal information. Clubs will not be required to send this document as a link thereto will be included in the e-mail everyone receives upon registration.

As of September, all registrants have to electronically sign the Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form, which is integrated in the RTR as one of the requirements to have a “Registered” status in the RTR.

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali