SNC and Swim Ontario have failed to develop a system that offers Canadians the opportunity to thrive in the sport of swimming. Their involvement in the sport needs to be cutback and cutback significantly, to the point that there is new growth… new opportunities for new clubs, new coaches, new concepts and new training philosophies to enter the sport. If not, then at best we can expect only more of the same… less than half of a full Olympic team, occasional medals, with the rare exception of an Oleksiak making it through despite the policies and procedures of SNC, its PSOs and their affiliated clubs.
In the following blogs specific policies, procedures, and actions of Swimming Natation Canada (SNC) and Swim Ontario (SO) will be detailed demonstrating that the state of swimming is anything but excellent, and that these swim organizations are directly responsible for the lack of membership, the lack of leadership, the poverty in coaching, the lack of advancement in both physiological and psychological training. The blogs will demonstrate that these swim organizations have been strip-mining the sport of swimming to profit themselves and to protect the interests of those in positions of power in the sport.
The state of swimming is unacceptable. Its time for change in the sport of swimming in Canada.