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Letter to Membership - December 18, 2020

Posted 2020-12-18

Coaches,

 

Since the start of the pandemic we have seen exemplary examples of professionalism, innovation, and adaptation from our members in leading their programs through this unprecedented time.  You have shown resilience through what has been one of the most challenging years on record. 

 

Over the last month we have seen further restrictions put in place across most of the country.  These restrictions have placed a pause on most of our training, while greatly impacting the ability to run our programs.  While we understand that these restrictions are frustrating, we encourage all our Members to continue to display respect and to act in a professional manner.  Continue to work closely with your Board of Directors and communicate with your membership, as well as to your facility contacts. 

 

Take the time to consider what you need as an individual to recharge and refocus on what 2021 will bring.  Use some of the down time to complete professional development activities or review the video presentations from this Fall in the CSCA Video Library and Value-Added section of the website.  Read a book or share ideas with a fellow coach.  Look ahead and plan for what your team’s success looks like on the other side of this pandemic.

 

Know that the CSCA, your Provincial Sections, and Swimming Canada are working hard each and every day for you.  However, there are limitations to what we can do and we cannot consider actions that would circumvent or ignore any imposed government, sport bodies, or facility regulations.  Remember that they are there to protect the people inside our programs and the people outside our programs. 

 

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the CSCA and in the words of British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, “Be Kind. Be Calm. Be Safe.” 

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris Hindmarch-Watson

Executive Director

CSCA

 

Lance Cansdale

President

CSCA

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