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2016-2017 Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

FINAL List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced! - posted January 19, 2017

SWIM ONTARIO is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by SWIM ONTARIO, approved by the Executive Director and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Para Swimmer Nominees:

Reilly Bird F
Gabby Baird F
Cameron McCuaig M
Nicholas Schweigl M

Para Swimmer Alternates:

Skylar Tierney F
Aidan Elliot M

Able Bodied Swimmer Nominees:

Genevieve Sasseville F
Tori Meklensek F
Honor Brodie-Foy F
Natalie Peterson F
Lauren Wright F
Martine Nyhof F
Caroline Carruthers F
Hannah Genich F
Thomas Boyd M
Owen Huang M
Sean Murray M
Jarod Stehle M
Graeme Aylward M
Ruslan  Gaziev M
Cameron Kidd M


Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final. 

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so through the following process. 

  1. By January 23, 2017, athlete asks SWIM ONTARIO for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card.
  2. SWIM ONTARIO responds to athlete by January 26, 2017
  3. If the athlete is not satisfied with the SWIM ONTARIO response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MTCS-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries) through email, regular post, registered mail, courier or delivered in person.  One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal must be received by MTCS by noon on January 30, 2017.  Appeals that are delivered personally or by courier shall be deemed to be received on the date of delivery. 

Nomination Info and Appeals Process - posted January 19, 2017


Athlete Selection Criteria and Application - posted December 1, 2016.  APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
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Swim Ontario is now accepting applications Quest for Gold Application bursary.  Please read the entire application form completely and carefully.

  1. Application deadline for ALL submissions is Nov. 25, 2016 no later than 5pm.  APPLICATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 19, 2016
  2. Incomplete, inaccurate, or late submissions will not be accepted or considered.
  3. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure Swim Ontario has a full and complete application prior to the deadline.

The Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (QFG-OAAP). Is a program run by the Ontario Ministry of Tourisim, Culture and Sport (MTCS)

Quest for Gold’s overarching goal is to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions. The program supports Ontario's amateur athletes through direct financial assistance, enhanced coaching, and enhanced training and competitive opportunities. 

Launched in January 2006, the Quest for Gold program has realized a 50% increase in the quantity of athletes earning Canada Cards, meaning more athletes are representing Ontario on Canada’s national teams. Such was the case at the recent Pan Am Games, where 40% of Team Canada athletes were Ontario residents, while 34% of the Para Pan Am team were from Ontario.