COVID-19 Resource Hub

COVID-19 Resource Hub

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This resource page will serve temporarily as a compilation of resources which have been made available to Swimmers and Coaches to help you navigate the current evolving COVID-19 circumstances. We will continue to update with resource documents or external resource links as more information becomes available.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

Table of contents

Return to swimming resource documents from swimming canada 
resources for provincial sport organizations, clubs & facilities 
athlete lifestyle 
Mental Health 
Anti-Doping in the Time of COVID-19 
Swimming Canada Updates 
External Resources 
Swimming Canada News & Articles 

return to swimming resource documentS from swimming canada

Online Resource
COVID-19 Return to Swimming Resource Document (Version 3, November 10, 2020)
Multiple Swimmer & Single Lane Swimming for Competitive Swimmer/Club Training – Risk Mitigation
Swimming Canada Navigates a Successful and Risk Mitigated Return to Swimming Training
COVID-19 Return to Swimming Resource Document (Version 2, July 10, 2020)
Sports Specific Training Nodes and Training Bubbles
Return to Swimming Resource Document FAQ (Version 2, July 24, 2020)
Open Water Swimming Safety Guidelines  (Version 2, updated July 13 2020)
COVID-19 Return to Swimming Resource Document (Version 1, May 29 2020)
Return to Swimming Resource Document FAQ (Version 1, May 29 2020)
FINA Letter of Information: Return to Training
FINA Back To Water Guidelines
Return to Training Ideas and Planning
Tips for Coaches
Reimagining Swimming

resources for provincial sport organizations, clubs & facilities

Online Resource
Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Government of Canada COVID-19 General Information
Game Plan – Canada’s National Athlete Total Wellness Program
Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update
Aquatics Canada – Return to Aquatics Training Framework
OTP COVID-19 Return to High Performance Sport Framework
Lifesaving Society – Safety Management Services
Myrtha Pools COVID-19 Swimming Pool Study
USSSA – Let’s Talk Air & What Makes Learning to Swim a Great Low Risk Activity

Athlete Lifestyle

Resource Source File Date Published
COVID-19 Information Bulletin from Dr. Steve Keeler Dr. Steve Keeler, MD PDF September 25 – NEW
Open Water Safety Considerations – Individuals Swimming Canada PDF May 22
Virtual Training in a Safe Sport Environment Swimming Canada PDF April 30
Self-Massage Program Swimming Canada PDF Updated May 20
Core Training Program Swimming Canada PDF April 21
General Stretching Program Swimming Canada PDF April 21
A note from Dr. Steve Keeler, National Team Physician, Swimming Canada Dr. Steve Keeler, MD PDF April 15
Dryland Best Practices Swimming Canada PDF April 3
Menu Planning 101 Swimming Canada / CSI PDF April 1
A Taste of Mindfulness Swimming Canada / CSI PDF April 1

Mental Health

Resource Source File Date Published
Practicing Emotional Agility in Times of Uncertainty Dr. Sharleen Hoar PDF April 17
A note from Dr. Carla Edwards, High Performance Mental Health Advisor, Swimming Canada Dr. Carla Edwards, MD PDF April 15
Athlete Mental Health and Mental Illness in the era of COVID-19. Shifting focus: A new reality Dr. Carla Edwards, MD PDF March 25
Canadian National Team Athlete Mental Health Resource Guide Game Plan PDF March 18
Mental Performance Recommendations for Optimizing Performance Preparation with COVID-19 CSI Pacific Mental Performance service team PDF March 15

Anti-Doping in the time of covid-19

Resource Source File Date Published
CCES COVID-19 FAQ CCES Link July 23
WADA Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act WADA PDF July 2
CCES to Resume Urine Sample Collection CCES Link June 25
WADA COVID-19 Athlete Q&A WADA PDF Updated May 26
CCES Testing Program on Hold CCES Link March 27
Updated CCES Statement Regarding COVID-19 CCES Link March 19

Please note: as a condition of the funding received through AAP Carding, athletes have agreed to comply with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) through the Swimming Canada Athlete Agreement and the Sport Canada AAP Carding Policies.

As such, to continue to comply with the CADP and your Carding Agreements, all Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes continue to be required to file and maintain their whereabouts information in ADAMS.

Swimming Canada UPDATES

Resource File Date Published
Revised Olympic Program Plans for 2021 and Beyond PDF April 30
Revised Paralympic Program Plans for 2021 and Beyond PDF April 30
MEMO: 2020 Selection and AAP Carding Criteria PDF April 2

External resources

Online Resource
Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Government of Canada COVID-19 General Information
Game Plan – Canada’s National Athlete Total Wellness Program
Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update
International Paralympic Committee – updated weekly
International Olympic Committee COVID-19 Updates
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Canadian Olympic Committee
Canadian Swimming Coaches Association
FINA COVID-19 Advisory
UANA Sports Medicine Commission Recommendations
UANA Open Water and Pool Medical Information

Swimming Canada news & articles

Resource File Date Published
Working Group Established to Plan Safe Return to Swimming Link May 11
High Performance Programs Announce Plans for Potential National Team Returns Link April 24
Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Other Events Rescheduled for 2021 Link April 22
High Performance Planning Continues Towards New Games Dates Link March 31
Remaining 2020 National Events Cancelled Link March 27
Statement From Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi Link March 20
Open Water Trials Cancelled, Other Events Being Evaluated Link March 17
Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Other Events to be Postponed or Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns Link March 13