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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 [...]

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... [...]

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" [...]

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 [...]

State of Swimming in Ontario [1]

Swim Ontario Board Conflict of Interest The President of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned last week as President over her personal financial investments in the [...]

State of Swimming in Ontario

Protectionism via a Moratorium on New Swim Clubs Why doesn't Canada have 100,000+ members and why doesn't Ontario have 30,000+ members? This post provides an insight into the mindset of how the sport [...]

State of Swimming in Canada [3]

Swimming Natation Canada (SNC) boasts to having: 30,000 members How does that stack up to the other Commonwealth Nations that SNC likes to compare itself? ** [...]

State of Swimming in Canada [2]

Canadian Men @ 2016 Olympic Trials & Rio Olympics What has Swimming Canada done to the men's swimming program? Canada sent 7 men to Rio. Only 5 men qualified in individual events, [...]

State of Swimming in Canada

The thread of blogs titled "State of Swimming" is addressed to parents of age group swimmers, to masters swimmers, to those who care about the sport of swimming. The purpose of these blogs is [...]

“Hurt Yourself!”

“You should be in severe pain while training.“ “If you are not making the pace times, its your fault…” “You should be exhausted, totally exhausted at the end of each rep” “Hurt yourself!" [...]

Swimming Canada et al. vs Masters Swimming Ontario

Swimming Natation Canada (SNC) Strategic Plan, called Vision 2020 outlines its primary objective as follows: "Increase revenues by 50%, and do so by increasing membership by 66%." This vision statement sums up everything [...]

TOEST @ MMSC Spring Splash

The Milton Masters Swim Club (MMSC) held their Spring Splash this past weekend. Considering the meet was only a couple weeks after The Ontario Masters Swimming Championships, there was a decent turnout. Athletes from [...]

2017 Masters Provincial Swim Championships

Markham Pan Am Pool – site of the 2017 Ontario Masters Swimming Championships TOEST Ontario Swimming Champions: Patti 1500m FR 1st 45-49 age category Carolina 100 FLY 1st 45-49 [...]

Lionel Sanders Joined a Swim Team

You can find Sanders' entire blog post titled "Swim Update 1" by clicking here. That pro triathlete Lionel Sanders has struggled in the swim portion of triathlons is no secret. He would often come [...]

Cycling’s BMC WorldTour Team Leader Swims

That's right, you read that right... Leader of UCI WorldTour Team BMC and Grand Tour GC contendor Richie Porte (left image: Porte attacking Chris Froome during the 2016 Tour de France) [...]

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