Updated COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the link below for the Sport and Recreation Branch COVID-19 FAQs with updated information from Public Health. (October 22)

Essentially, the latest updates are about:

  • The previous guidance advising individuals who travelled to zone 1 or those who hosted zone 1 residents not to participate in activities no longer applies. (Q3)
  • Activity will be modified to maintain physical distancing, limit contact wherever possible and to minimize out of region activity. (Q9)
  • Develop an operational plan in case of Travel. (Q20)
  • Indoor Community use of Schools is tentatively on hold until January 2021. (Q46)

Resignation from SNB BoD

We are sorry to advise you that our Treasurer Mike Pope has resigned from the SNB Board for health reasons. We would like to thank Mike for his contributions to SNB over the last year and in wishing him a full recovery.

This means that we have four vacancies on the Board to fill at the AGM. Fortunately, we have four candidates. We will continue to accept candidates up to the beginning of the AGM. If there are no extra candidates by this time, then the four candidates will automatically be elected.

Swimmer and Coaches Registration

We would like to thank all clubs’ registrars for their efforts to ensure the registration of swimmers. We remind you that it is important to finalize swimmer registrations and to check the status of the swimmer on the registration system before resuming organized activities. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

In-House Meet

There are currently 4 meets sanctioned by Swimming NB

Date Club Meet – Rencontre
2020-10-23 BLAST BLAST In-House B/C Group #1
2020-10-30 FAST REDs In-House Meet #1
2020-10-31 BLAST BLAST AAA In-House Meet
2020-11-07 CNS In House Meet 7 novembre 2020

Below are a few pictures of the competition currently taking place in Bathurst. Bravo BLAST!

We remind you that it is important for each club wishing to host a meeting to comply with the restrictions of the facility to respect the public health guidelines.

Education – 101 Coach Course

SNB is offering an online 101-coach course on 14/15th and 21/22nd November 2020. The registration link will soon be available on edu.swimming.ca

Swimming Canada Paris & Beyond 2020 Virtual Distance Development Camp

Swimming Canada is planning to host a virtual long distance camp with the goal of identifying and targeting a group of distance swimmers across the country with a Paris 2024 focus. The activities will be jointly run by Distance & Open Water Coach, Mark Perry and National Development Coach, Ken McKinnon and supported by Olympic Senior Coach, Martyn Wilby. The Swimming Canada coaches will target an expanded group of athletes and coaches, exposing them to a traditional distance training model, workout examples, plans and templates for these identified athletes and their coaches.

Two NB swimmers will participate in this camp: Brooklyn Douthwright (CNBO) and Brynne Leroy (TIDE) supported by their coaches Ryan Allen and Brian Wood. The group will be accompanied by Mohamed Rachidi as technical representative.

Coach Education Featuring Physiologists Dr. Jared Fletcher and Myriam Paquette

Swimming Canada will run a coach education session Friday, October 30th, at 2:00 PM featuring physiologists Dr. Jared Fletcher and Myriam Paquette.

Dr. Fletcher worked with the National team from 2006 through 2017 and is currently teaching at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Myriam has been the lead physiologist for CHP-Quebec since 2015 and has developed excellent micro and macro-cycle monitoring.

If you wish to participate, please contact us to receive a link to the session.

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali