Goals and Objectives
Swim-Natation Manitoba is pleased to be partnering with Sport Manitoba for the 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Swan River.
Swim-Natation Manitoba’s goal is to use the Power Smart Manitoba Games as the first step in a 3 stage program, identifying and developing athletes for future interprovincial competition at Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Summer Games.
The Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games is designed to engage athletes from all regions of the province, encouraging program growth and participation in swimming. Our purpose for the Power Smart Manitoba Games is to aid the development of both summer and winter club athletes in the “Learn to Train” stage of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.
Age Groups & Team Size
Age Groups will be based off of year of birth rather than actual age.
Female Youth (4 athletes): Born 2001-2000
Female Junior (4 athletes): Born 1999-1998
Male Youth (4 athletes): Born 2000-1999
Male Junior (4 athletes): Born 1998-1997
Maximum Team Size from each Region
Kinsmen Pool - Swan River, Manitoba (outdoor)
• 4 lanes
• Non-turbulent lane markers
• Starting blocks from deep end
July 15-18, 2012
Open seeded preliminaries - slowest to fastest by time
A & B Finals in each age grouping below
• YOB 2000-01 & YOB 1998-99 Girls
• YOB 1999-2000 & YOB 1997-98 Boys
50m /100m/200m Freestyle
4x50m Free Relay /4x50m Medley Relay
(2 swimmers from each age group for Girls and 2 swimmers from each age group for boys)
Regional Team Identification
The official selection procedure is currently in the approval process at Swim-Natation Manitoba and will be updated on the Swim Natation website by August 1, 2011.
In general, the guidelines for selection will be as follows:
• Athletes must be registered with Swim-Natation Manitoba either as a winter or summer club swimmer.
• Swimmers will be selected regionally based on FINAL point scores in their single best swim from August 1, 2011 – March 18, 2012.
• Summer club swimmers will be provisionally selected based on performances August 1st-31st 2011.
• Consistent with Swimming-Natation Canada policy, Summer Club swimmers will be invited to attend winter club meets in May and June 2012 in order to qualify.
• Swim-Natation Manitoba will not use a fill policy.
Swimmer Development Camps
Swimmer Development Camps are open to any individual within a region wishing to participate in the Power Smart Manitoba Games. There will be a small fee ($10-$20) attached to some of the camps. All dates and locations below may be subject to change.
• One day Manitoba Summer Games Stroke Development Camps in each summer club region
July/August 2011 – Dates subject to change
• Parkland (Swan River):
July 11, 2011 6-7pm
July 12, 2011 12-1pm
To sign up or for more information please email email@example.com
• Central: July
• Eastman (Beausejour): August 4, 2011
• Westman: July/August
• Parkland: Late August
• Norman: Manitoba Summer Games Development Camp in Flin Flon Aug. 2-6, 2011
• Westman: One day camp Fall 2011 – TBD
• Winnipeg : One day camps Fall/Winter 2011-2012
• Interlake : One day camp Fall/Winter 2011-2012 season in Selkirk
Additional training opportunities will be provided for selected Summer Club swimmers from the Westman, Eastman and Central regions for the fall and winter months.
Regional Team Training - Post Team selection (June 2012)
• Regional team building and training activities will be organized within each region late June and early July 2012.
• Each region is strongly encouraged to independently promote team building activities between June 15 and July 15, 2012. These activities will be approved and partially funded by Swim-Natation Manitoba.
Coaching Requirements and Selection
Two coaches will be selected from each region of the province based on the following criteria:
2. Selected swimmer Performance (FINA point score)
3. SNM preference to enhance regional coaching development
A complete coaching selection document will be published by Aug 1, 2011.
To be eligible, coaches must have the following minimum certifications:
• Swimming 101 Fundamentals Coach (trained status)
• Skills Coach or NCCP level 1 (old certification programs)
Coaches will be initially selected on a volunteer basis, and secondly on swimmer performance.