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Provincial Records

At the 2020 U SPORTS Swimming Championships held in Victoria from 20th to 22nd February 2020, Leah Smal from UNB Reds has broken her own provincial record in 50m Backstroke.

Good job! #swimNBproud

Swimming Canada – Travel Notification

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an increasing concern, SC has taken the decision to restrict work travel of SC staff, contractors volunteers and national team athletes to Canada and mainland USA only until after the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Trials to be held in Toronto at the beginning of April and will review next steps thereafter.

As far as the trials are concerned, there are no changes for the time being. SC will continue to work with its partners and various government agencies to stay up to date with the most current information.

Swimming Canada (SC) – Update 2020 Open Water Trials Meet Information Package
Please be advised the 2020 Open Water Trials meet information package has been updated. SC has changed the “Age as of” date to 31st December 2020 in order to be in line with the FINA minimum age rule and the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships selection criteria.


Provincial Records

Six provincial records were broken by Jesse Canney at the LC Invitational co-hosted by CNBO/TIDE. Good job, way to go! #swimNBproud


Technical Committee: Education Sub-Committee

The FUNdamental Coach Course, which was supposed to be held in Bathurst last weekend, is postponed due to the limited number of registrations received. The new deadline for registration is 4th April 2020.


Swimming Canada: 2023 Eastern and Western Championships and beyond
As of March 2023, Eastern and Western Canadian Swimming Championships will move to mid-March and take place prior to Canadian Swimming Trials. This decision has been taken to provide better progression from Provincial Championships in early March over East/West competitions to Trials in early April. This will also provide a better training block for swimmers after Eastern/Western Championships to prepare for the summer competitions.

This will be officially communicated by Swimming Canada in early May 2020.


Provincial Records

Twenty-three records were broken by our swimmers during the NB Open Cup in Moncton, including four nationals by Danielle Dorris and four in the open category by Brooklyn Douthwright and Jacob Gallant.

Good job, way to go! #swimNBproud

Below you can find more details about our record breakers’ performances:

Technical Committee: NextGen Camp

SNB and the club Saint John Fundy Aquatic Club (TIDE) will organize a Performance and NextGen camp in Saint John on 16th February 2020 directly after the Invitational #2 LC meet. Sixty-oneswimmers from 11different clubs are invited to this camp, which will be animated by coach Brian Wood. For more information, kindly refer to the link given below.

Please return the completed registration form to by Thursday, 13th February 2020. nextgen-camp/


Student Employment Experience Development (SEED)
In order to provide quality experiential learning opportunities for our swimmers during the summer months, SNB is seeking student swimmers to support our activities this summer. If you are interested, please apply via the below website stating how your skills and experience meet our requirements. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. For more information on this program, please consult the following site:


Board of Directors: 2020 AGM

The Board of Directors approved the request from the club BLAST to host the Annual General Meeting which will take place in Bathurst from 24th to 25th October 2020. Congratulations to BLAST!


NBOC: 2020 Easterns

All officials interested in participating in the 2020 SPEEDO EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS taking place in Windsor, Ontario from 16 to 19th April 2020 can sign up via the link below:


Technical Committee: Education Sub-Committee

A FUNdamental Coach Course will be held in Bathurst on Saturday, 15th February 2020, and delivered by Diane Guignard in French.


Sport and Recreation Branch: French Second Language Training

We are delighted to announce that French second language training is again available for free for staff and key volunteers of the Sport and Recreation community at the Sport NB office (Fredericton) starting on Tuesday, 4th February2020. If interested, please complete the application form retrievable via the link below and send it toSR/ no later than Wednesday, 29th January 2020.


Team NB: Friendly Reminder!

The deadline to apply for the NB Team Chef de Mission position is next Friday, 31st January 2020. Please forward a resume and cover letter outlining related skills and experience to

To find out more about this position, please consult the following link:


Swimming Canada: Update – 2020 Meet Packages

The meet packages for the 2020 Swimming Canada events have been updated and can be found on the individual meet pages here: international-events/

These have been updated to include events for Swimming Canada and also provide information and clarification on late entries, as they pertain to new qualifying swimmers/events, after the entry deadline. Another update on how time trials will be conducted at the 2020 Trials will be communicated in early February to assist with planning.


Clubs – Employment opportunity:

Fredericton Aquanauts Swim Team (FAST) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Head Coach who will join full time starting 1st August 2020. The Assistant Head Coach will be an integral part of FAST at all levels from Varsity swimmers (with UNB Reds) to Pre-Competitive swimmers and every age group in between. This is a fantastic opportunity for newer coaches who are looking to learn and grow, or an experienced coach who is passionate about coaching swimmers for high performance and for the love of the sport.