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Untold Story of a Canadian Olympian

Imagine dreaming for years that you would one day represent your country at the Olympics. Imagine training for years, and years, and years in pursuit of that dream. Imagine training with a team that Swim Ontario 'delists' rendering you and all your teammates in swimming limbo. Imagine having to find another team at the [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:30:01+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summary: State of Swimming

To Conclude & To Summarize Swimming Natation Canada (SNC) and Swim Ontario (SO) have had the opportunity for decades to demonstrate what they would do with the full authority to make the sport of swimming great for all Canadians. What SNC and SO have demonstrated in that time is that when given authority [...]

By | 2018-02-08T13:25:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming Solution [2]

The Solution is... Canadians do not need Swim Ontario and Swimming Natation Canada, that's backwards.  Swim Ontario and SNC need Canadians, they need Canadian athletes if they are to achieve their goals of podiums and medals at the international level of competition. SNC and Swim Ontario are mandated to provide Canadians pathways to [...]

By | 2018-02-07T17:46:32+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming Solution [1]

What the Solution is not... Before we can get to the solution, athletes & parents of athletes need to be aware what the solution is not, namely, that becoming members of Swim Ontario affiliated age group swim clubs is not the ideal pathway to international level competition as swimmers. At one point in [...]

By | 2018-02-07T08:46:18+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of British Swimming

It would seem that our friends in the UK are suffering from the same sort of failure in leadership and failure in governance as we are in Canada. The screen shot below is that of a webpage established to confront British Swimming on their Code of Conduct. Click on the screen shot to link [...]

By | 2018-02-06T17:16:14+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming in Ontario [5]

"Membership Growth" via Hostile Takeovers - MSO It hasn't ended there. This past year, in its continuing need to demonstrate growth and in its continuing pattern of not actually doing anything to improve the sport, Swim Ontario set its target on MSO (Masters Swimming Ontario). MSO has a membership base of approximately 3,000 [...]

By | 2018-02-06T17:15:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming in Ontario [4]

"Membership Growth" via Hostile Takeovers - OSOA OFSAA was just the start of Swim Ontario's foray into hostile takeover attempts.  Unsuccessful in commandeering OFSAA, Swim Ontario set its sights on an easier target... a target that could not stand on its own: OSOA - The Ontario Swimming Officials Association All swimmers and all [...]

By | 2018-02-06T08:25:39+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming in Ontario [3]

"Membership Growth" via Hostile Takeovers - OFSAA OFSAA represents 10,000+ high school students and runs numerous meets across Ontario every year culminating in High School Swimming Provincials. Desperate for membership, desperate for "growth" statistics, desperate for finances thus desperate for new grants from the Government of Ontario, Swim Ontario set its sights on [...]

By | 2018-02-05T17:14:25+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Swimming in Ontario [2]

Membership Growth as per Swim Ontario Swim Ontario and Swimming Natation Canada claim... the sport is thriving. When an organization "grows" by counting groups that have existed but were not included in a prior census that does not entail growth. It is however the manipulation of data [...]

By | 2018-02-06T10:03:55+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments