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HPC-Ontario back to full strength

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TORONTO – The High Performance Centre – Ontario training group returned to its full complement Wednesday after following strict return to training protocols since a positive COVID-19 test Jan. 8.

The majority of swimmers have been back in the water since Jan. 12, with a small group of close contacts self-isolating for additional days as per public health guidelines. Only one individual was affected by COVID-19, and there is no evidence of transmission at the pool.

“It’s great to have our full group back in the water,” said Iain McDonald, Associate High Performance Director, Olympic Program. “To have our High Performance Centre back up and functioning with all athletes after periods of isolation with no transmission shows how important our Return to Swimming protocols are.”

Swimming Canada will continue to follow its Return to Swimming protocols, and adhere to all government and facility regulations. This includes athletes and staff being required to closely monitor and report any COVID-19 symptoms that they may be experiencing. Protocols were reviewed with all centre athletes Friday.