Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions about the Swim Ontario Strategic Plan or the initiatives discussed here, please contact the Swim Ontario office here.
When will these initiatives be implemented?
All initiatives, in support of the 2013-2020 strategic plan (see the full plan here) are implemented as required and resources become available. The strategic plan is Swim Ontario’s focus and initiatives in support of the plan are implemented as needed.
How will the new regions affect my club?
The new regional boundaries called for in the realignment will not have any affect on existing clubs. The boundaries will only be used to guide our future growth and development.
Why do officials need to fall under Swim Ontario? Why has the governance structure changed?
Swim Ontario's strategic review has offered many insights aimed at making the delivery of our services more streamlined; more in sync with Swimming Canada’s national plans; compliant with our funders’ requirements; and most importantly, advancements that are to the benefit of all Swim Ontario members.
A significant aspect of Swim Ontario’s evolution is to efficiently integrate with Swimming Canada’s plan for National Registrations and Certifications for both officials (new) and coaches (already exists).
Change (even when called evolution) will typically come with a learning curve and possibly even some growing pains. However, through planning, good two-way communications and the type of collaboration we have always enjoyed with the groups that support swimming in Ontario, we can (all) continue to do a great job for our swimmers.
To find out more about the Swim Ontario Officials Committee please visit the "Officials" tab on the Swim Ontario website.
With a new officials committee (SOOC) to oversee officials in Ontario, what will become of OSOA?
OSOA as an incorporated entity will need to determine their direction.