Newsletter #36/2020

AGM and prize night during COVID

With continuing uncertainty around COVID-19, the AGM Organizing Committee has decided not to go ahead with our AGM weekend in Bathurst. The AGM itself will be held by videoconference on Sunday evening, 25th October 2020. Prizes and certificates will be sent to clubs, and we ask each club to organise its own activity to celebrate their swimmers. Training camps will be organised later in the year, including for Canada Games hopefuls, along with a videoconference for their parents. We will work with the chairs of the Presidents, Officials and Technical Committees to schedule meetings of their groups. We are all disappointed by this situation but feel that it is unavoidable. A huge THANK-YOU to BLAST for the efforts that they have already put into organizing what was going to be a great weekend.

The preliminary list of swimmers to be awarded by SNB for their achievements during the 2019-2020 season will be shared next week.

Provincial Return to Training Operational Plan –Version 3

The third version of our Return to Training Operational Plan is enclosed.

We would like to thank all our members for their patience throughout this process and appreciate your ongoing respect and support in implementing the proper procedures and protocols outlined by our government officials. We remind you that the recommended maximum number of swimmers per lane depends on the progression of the respective club.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sport and Recreation Branch – Update by NB Public Health | 1st September 2020

Please see the link below for an update of the communication on physical distancing in sport by NB Public Health encouraging sports organizations to continue to adhere to public health measures in order to reduce the risk of transmission and infection from COVID-19.

Further consideration of lessening physical distancing requirements during sport activities will be explored after October to enable a more informed assessment.

Moreover, please consult the FAQs provided by the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Culture retrievable via the link below. If you have any queries or require additional information, please let us know.

Registration Documents for the 2020-2021 Season

We would like to inform you that we have added new Registration User Guides and other tools to the Google Drive Registration Information folder:


  • Filling out Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form for Swimmers, Coaches and Officials: This document outlines how to confirm account information and sign the Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form in Swimming Canada’s Registration Tracking and Results System (RTR) electronically.
  • Club Registrar Guide with all updates of the 2020/2021 season highlighted in yellow.
  • Confirming Safe Sport Training in the LMS: As of the 2020-2021 season, coaches will have to complete one of two approved Safe Sport Training modules. The document outlines the steps to follow.

New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program (NBAAP)

We are pleased to announce that Jacob Galant has received funding through the New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program (NBAAP) for the year 2020-2021. Congratulations, Jacob!

We would like to remind you that high performance athletes are still able to submit their applications for the NBAAP.

The NBAAP Guidelines and Application Form are available online at

President’s Council

We kindly ask all club presidents to indicate their availability via the following Doodle poll link for the President’s Council meeting to be held in two weeks:

Change of Address

The mailing address of SNB has changed. Please make sure to direct all future correspondence to the following address:

PO BOX 146

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali