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:
Para Swimmer Alternates:
Able Bodied Swimmer Nominees:
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.
Nomination Info and Appeals Process - posted January 19, 2017
Swim Ontario is now accepting applications Quest for Gold Application bursary. Please read the entire application form completely and carefully.
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.