Newsletter #8/2021

COVID-19 Recreation & Sport FAQs (26.02.21) & Orange alert update

As announced during today’s GNB Press Conference, there have been some changes to the Orange alert level restrictions. The Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated to reflect these changes and can be viewed in the link below.

These changes include but are not limited to the following:

Intra-squad scrimmages are allowed within a single team/group but meets against other teams/groups are not allowed.

Camps that host participants who are not together on a seasonal/weekly basis are still not allowed.

Travel is now permitted between zones in the Orange alert level zones for the purpose of organized sport and recreation activities but should be limited to seasonal teams/groups that meet on a regular/weekly basis. See the table at Q. 4 of the FAQs for more details.

Further guidance regarding competition in the yellow/orange phase will be provided next week but the guidelines announced on February 24 remain in place until we are able to prepare new ones.

Swim NB 2021 Registration report

Based on the registration report of February 16, 2021, the total number of swimmers and coaches registered with Swimming NB for 2020-2021 is 954, representing 80% of last season’s registrations.

With only a 20% drop from 2020, New Brunswick leads all provincial swimming organizations nationally. We are grateful to all coaches and club administrators for their efforts to maintain a normal level of swimming participation and meet the guidelines and recommendations of Public Health, Sport Services and Swimming NB.

The following is a detailed report of the registrants in each category:

Registration TypeRegistration 16/02/2021

As a bonus, this season’s registrant # 1000 will receive a special prize from Swimming NB

Swimming Canada (SNC): coach development groups for 2021

SNC has selected 3 coaches from New Brunswick to be part of the Coaching Development Groups for 2021: Marta Belsh (FAST), Melanie Melanson (CVAC) and Ryan Allen (CNBO).

A list of the 48 coaches selected in these groups and more details on this program are available below:

A New Brunswicker among the FINA Open Water Officials

FINA has selected a member of the NB Officials Committee as a FINA Open Water Official: Bill Morrison.

Bill has attended many Open Water Events including the FINA World Cup in Lac Mégantic, the Canadian Open Water Trials in the Cayman Islands, several Canadian Junior National OW championships, lastly in Calgary where he was the Chief-Referee. Well done Bill!

The list of the OW officials is published on the FINA website

Para Swimming: Funding Opportunities:

The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply for the 2021-2022 granting round of the Paralympic Sport Development Fund.

The Paralympic Sport Development Fund targets initiatives designed to enhance support for development initiatives in areas such as athlete recruitment, coaching, competition, daily training environments and equipment.

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2021. Swim NB is ready to help with your applications and provide whatever support you may require.

For more information on eligibility and criteria, please visit the site below.

Best regards,
Marwen Ghali