CAF Sports

CAF Sports

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

ATLANTIC REGION
Cancelled (2020)
ONTARIO REGION
N/A, 2020                                          
CANADA WEST REGION
22 - 26 January 2020, Moose Jaw
QUEBEC REGION
N/A, 2020

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Cancelled (2020)
 
REGULATIONS
Refer to Policies section

 
COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Masters Swimming Championship
Championship Schedule
 
JOINING INSTRUCTIONS
General Instructions
Regional Eligibility List (Meet Entries)
Regional Eligibility List (Travel)
Final Instructions
RESULTS
CAF National Swimming Championship
CAF Swimming Records (updated 8 April 2019)

 

 CAF Sports 
 

CHIEF OFFICIAL

Warrant Officer M.M. Neilson

Michelle.Neilson@forces.gc.ca

WO Neilson is a senior meet official, officiating instructor and a level 5 Master Official. This is the highest National level a swimming official can achieve in Canada. She is heavily involved in the CAF and civilian sports community for numerous years as an official and participant at the regional, national, and international level. Some of her career highlights include; Chief Official for the CAF National Swimming Championships, Referee at the Western Canadian Championships, and Referee at Canadian Junior Championships. She continues to give back the CAF sports program at all levels from assisting with grassroot Regional Development Camps to CISM. When she is not in uniform she is volunteering her time regularly with local swim teams, clubs and conducting training clinics for junior officials. Her dedication to the sport on and off the deck make her an excellent choice as the CAF Swimming Chief Official.

PREVIOUS CHIEF OFFICIALS
2009 - 2015 Captain G. King

CISM PROGRAM

TEAM MANAGER
Capt Serena Palmer
Serena.Palmer@forces.gc.ca
 
HEAD COACH
Maj Alex Bronson
Alex.Bronson@forces.gc.ca
 
CISM Swimming and Lifesaving Canada  

PATRON

Brigadier-General M.H.L. Bourgon
2018 - present
 

"I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as your CAF Swimming Patron. I am immensely proud to promote a sport that demonstrates endurance, commitment, physical and mental fitness, and perseverance. These qualities are essential not only in the pool but also as a member of the CAF. Competition at any level, allows athletes to set goals, complete the training required to meet those goals, and gives an opportunity to test and compare your abilities against your fellow athletes. Shortcoming can drive individuals to strive harder, while surpassing or realizing goals give individuals the positive feedback required to substantiate their effort. No more is this evident than in the pool.

Swimming is as much a personal battle as it is competition with other swimmers. Early morning practices, setting a new PB, and the mental resilience to do one more lap, are all aspects of the sport that contribute to improving overall mental fortitude and can improve your life I am a big proponent of physical activity and sport and try to incorporate them into my life as much as possible.

Being physically fit contributes to being mentally fit and vice versa; both being essential to life as a member of the CAF. I encourage all those involved with swimming, to reach out and contact me in regards to improving the Program or with ways to increase participation. I am proud to be your CAF Swimming Patron and now get back in the pool!" 

PREVIOUS PATRONS
2012 - 2018 Brigadier-General J.B. Ploughman                                                           
2009 - 2011 Colonel J.J. McManus