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2020-2021 Season & COVID19 Update

The announcement from the Province that schools will resume in September implies that students will start mingling again at their schools increasing the risk of COVID infection, therefore breaking their family bubbles and the conditions provided by Swimming Canada and Swim Ontario in their Return to Swimming documents to prepare for a safe return to operations. In addition, social distancing rules still in place drastically reduces the number of swimmers that can be accommodated per practice, and probably the availability of pool time from the Town. It is also not clear at this time what is the status of insurability for all the swimmers provided by Swim Ontario, or what is Swim Ontario’s position regarding starting practices.

Considering all these factors, and in the spirit of protecting our swimmers and coaches health first, the Board of Directors decided not to start the 2020-2021 season in September or October, with the goal of observing how the COVID situation evolves, and what new guidelines are provided by the Town, the Province, Swim Ontario and Swimming Canada. We will be providing further communications to keep you updated on our progress.

Please stay safe and follow our health authorities recommendations. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration through this extraordinary time.

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    Hi Tritons   Below is an interesting offer from Olympian Martha McCabe’s Head-to-Head organization. This is an opportunity for individual swimmers, and not for our club. […]
  • Still Monitoring the COVID Situation
    Hi Tritons We hope everyone had a safe but exciting summer in this strange world. As you may remember, about a month ago we sent out […]
  • British Medical Journal report on COVID-19 factors
    Hi all, The BMJ released a fascinating article on the factors influencing infection rates of COVID-19. It’s worth a read. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3223 It basically discusses how the […]
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  • We Need COVID-19 Reporting by Sport August 24, 2020
    We’ve seen an unending stream of statistics regarding COVID-19 cases, deaths, recoveries, etc., all sorted by geographical area. This data can be incredibly useful when used by authorities for making larger social decisions. Low community rates may indicate it’s safe to open up, while spiking community rates may point to increased restrictions. However, we generally… […]
    Rick Madge
  • Why We’re Not Starting Up in September August 3, 2020
    As the title says, my team isn’t returning to swimming in September. Or October. In fact, we’re going to monitor the pandemic infection rates for a while to figure out when it will actually be safe, however long that takes. And the key to this decision is that Ontario had declared that kids will be… […]
    Rick Madge
  • 8 Strange Olympic Swimming Events June 24, 2020
    Something fun as a change from everything else that’s happening.  Oh, and the picture above is the start of one of the Olympic races in the River Seine (1900).   8.  First Olympic Breaststroke event (1904) While it’s the earliest known type of swimming, Breaststroke didn’t make it’s Olympic debut until the 1904 Olympics in… […]
    Rick Madge
  • Swimming Canada’s Sensible Framework For a Return to Swimming June 14, 2020
    Swimming Canada has released a first version of their Return To Swimming Framework, the 22-page “Covid-19 Return to Swimming Resource Document”. And it’s a good one. Although I know for a fact that many in the swimming community are pushing far more relaxed alternatives. It’s important to note that Swimming Canada assembled a large group… […]
    Rick Madge
  • The (Immediate) Future of Swimming – A Conversation With Coach Mike Finch April 10, 2020
    For this post, I interviewed Mike Finch, Head Coach of W. Ross MacDonald Swimming in Brantford, Ontario. Mike is also one of the top technical and sprint coaches in Canada. The following is a summary of our wide-ranging discussion.   Return to Swimming While we’re aware that the swimming community is eager to get back… […]
    Rick Madge

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  • Coach Rick's passion for the sport and his coaching methods make Milton Tritons Aquatic Club very unique. My daughters are becoming such great swimmers. Most importantly , becoming well-rounded strong young women 🙂
    Anna Manalo
  • A great swim team that both my daughters have loved and grown with! I highly recommend this club for anyone looking for coaches that develop the whole child.
    Lisa Frencis Vasile
  • Excellent coaching....very motivating, encouraging, positive atmosphere. Kids love it.
    Marietta Glass