Newsletter #47/2021

2022 Canada Games Hopeful Squad: Updates

Thank you to all the parents and coaches of the 2022 Hopeful Canada Games Team who attended the online session on Monday, November 22, 2021. Below is a link to the presentation that summarizes the selection process for the NB Swim Team as well as the key dates to remember before and after the trials and after the games. As a reminder, the first hopeful team camp will be held on December 18, 2021, in Saint John and Bathurst. The registration deadline has been extended to December 5, 2021. Also, a reminder to all coaches and volunteers interested in joining the Swim NB Team today and the last deadline to submit your applications for the Team Manager and Assistant Coach positions.

COVID-19 Guidance for Sport and Recreation (22.11.21)

Below you will find the most recent version of the COVID-19 directives for the sport and recreation sector. This includes but is not limited to the following:

– Q. 6: Participants travelling to or from Circuit Breaker areas should limit social interactions unrelated to their activities in order to limit the spread of the virus from one region to another (e.g., Gatherings with family and friends)

Vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 in New Brunswick began today, Friday, November 26. At this time, our understanding is that proof of vaccination will not be required for children 5-11 years of age. If that changes, we will let you know.

Devo Camps 2022

Swimming NB is in the process of setting up two development camps in the 3 regions of the province: North, Central and South, on January 22nd and March 19, 2022. We ask that clubs who wish to host these camps to submit the form below to before December 19.

Free Para Swimming E-Module

With the International Day of People with Disabilities being celebrated on Friday, 3 December, Swimming Canada is making available the “Introduction to Para Swimming” e-module available for free ($15 value) from Saturday, 27 November through Saturday, 4 December. This module provides a foundational understanding of para swimming and so is considered by Swimming Canada an essential training module all coaches currently coaching para swimming, interested in coaching para swimming, or who simply want to learn more. The module includes a range of topics such as classification and how to create an effective training environment for para swimmers. Completion of the module comes with 1 PD (professional development) point. The module can be accessed in Swimming Canada’s e-learning portal found here:


Masters: Swimming Canada Challenge

We encourage NB master swimmers to participate in the monthly virtual challenge of Swimming Canada. The November challenge consists of a 15-minute swim. Calculate the distance you swim in 15 minutes and submit your results by December 5th. More information on this challenge is available here:

Best Regards,

Landen MacDonald & Marwen Ghali