testKKKD OAS Newsletter - July 2020 - Ontario Artistic Swimming

Club registration for FutureGen closes September 30! Register your athletes here.

The Canadian University Artistic Swimming League can now be found on the OAS website!

The Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) is an excellent way to keep our athletes involved in the artistic swimming community as they start their post-secondary education. We are happy to announce that information about the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League can now be found on the OAS website!

We are hoping to keep all of our athletes connected to the sport as they start a new chapter in their lives. Using the survey below, we are collecting information from the class of 2020. We will use this information to alert nearby clubs and university teams across Canada that potential athletes and coaches will be in the area.  

The OAS COVID-19 Coach Relief Benefit is well underway

Thank you to all the coaches who showed interest in the COVID-19 Coach Relief Benefit! The registration period for this program has now closed. We are excited to announce that 43 eligible coaches have successfully completed their prerequisite modules and registered for the AquaGO! online training. 

Click here to learn more about the AquaGO! program. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Mary-Jane at mjling@ontarioartisticswimming.ca

Resources and COVID-19 Coordinator 

We would like to keep a record of all selected COVID-19 Coordinators. This is a crucial step that must be completed prior to organizing any summer programming. Please send the name, e-mail address, and phone number of your club’s COVID-19 Coordinator to Mary-Jane Ling at mjling@ontarioartisticswimming.ca before July 15, 2020.

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Our Framework for Return to Artistic Swimming Activity in Ontario has been updated to reflect the changes that come with some municipalities moving into Level 2. 

Please take a moment to read through the updated version. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ruth Belcher at
 rbelcher@ontarioartisticswimming.ca.

OAS COVID-19 resources are updated on our website regularly. The newest addition to our COVID-19 resources is a marketing package. This package includes graphics that can be used on social media platforms and club communications.

Check back in on on our COVID-19 resources page often for new information and updated resources.  

We want your photos and videos!

We want to capitalize on the fabulous content that our clubs are creating on social media. To help us create marketing material, we are asking clubs to share your high-quality photos and videos with us. 

If you have photos or videos that would help OAS create marketing material, please send them to Samantha Kowalski at media@ontarioartisticswimming.ca.

– Click the image below to check out the latest photos and videos on our Instagram –

This summer has been jam packed with virtual competitions!  

We had a busy couple of months with a series of qualifying rounds for the UANA Online Artistic Swimming competition. We made history as we watched  57 athletes from 12 different clubs compete in our first-ever virtual competition. Athletes first qualified within their clubs, then moved on to the Ontario Artistic Swimming Workout Qualifier.

From there, 9 athletes were chosen to represent Ontario in the CAS Virtual Workout Challenge. We are proud of Nanxi (GO), Sofia (OSSC), Alyssa (CHACO) and Chris (OSSC), who represented Canada at the UANA Virtual Artistic Swimming Competition on June 20, 2020. We were thrilled to be able to watch our athletes compete again. Thank you to all the coaches, athletes and officials who helped make these events so successful!