Swimming at the Olympics
At the Olympics these past few weeks, we saw many amazing swims from our Canadian team. Our woman’s relay team took home silver in the 4 x 100m freestyle and bronze in the 4 x 100 IM relay. Maggie Mac Neil won gold in the 100m Butterfly. Kylie Mass won silver in the 100 back and the 200 back. Last but not least, Penny Oleksiak won bronze in the 200 free giving her a seventh Olympic medal making her the most decorated Canadian athlete of all time. We also saw many great times from a lot of our other swimmers, which shows great promise for the next Olympics in Paris.
We invite you to read this article written in French by Martin Leclerc who had an excellent discussion with John Atkinson, Director of High Performance at SNC, about the Canadian participation at the games, but also about the identification and development process done by SNC.
2021 SNB Banquet: All event swimmers
At the moment we are putting together a list of swimmers that will be receiving awards at our banquet in October. We would like to ask the coaches to send us a list of their swimmers that swam all the events this season (long course & short course). The deadline for submissions is August 22nd. Please send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking session for NB coaches
Coach.Ca hosts a FREE online networking session for New Brunswick coaches that are looking for peers to help them talk through the issues they are experiencing in their coaching practice. All coaches from all sports, at any age or stage of their career are welcome and encouraged to join in.
The session will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 8-9 pm Atlantic: and the theme will be “Coaching as a Career.” This session will be delivered in English but other sessions in French will be scheduled in September.
Here is the registration link: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/5970
Shutdown of the Swimming Canada Registration System (RTR)
As in previous years, the RTR will be inaccessible from August 23 to 31 in order to download the revisions for the 21-22 season. We will provide you with updated user guides before early September.
Presidents’ Council – August 2021
The next Presidents’ Council will be held online on the last week of August. Club presidents are asked to provide their preferred dates on the following doodle link by August 13.
SNB Sport Coordinator Position – September 2021
Swimming New Brunswick is currently seeking applications for a Sport Coordinator Position to assist in the organization of Swim NB Annual General Meeting that will take place in Bathurst in October 23-24, 2021, coordinate the registration of our swimmers and coaches for the 2021-2022 season and provide support to provincial and regional programs and events.The position runs for 8 weeks as of August 30, 2021 for 35/hours per week. Although the SNB office is located in Moncton, consideration will be given to students in all regions of New Brunswick under teleworking arrangements or in conjunction with local swimming clubs.More information about eligibility and qualifications are available below.
Landen MacDonald & Marwen Ghali