COVID-19 – Resources and Return to Swimming Guidance

This page provides links to information to help clubs and swimmers manage through the current COVID-19 Pandemic.


Return to Swimming Guidance

CIMS, Masters Swimming Manitoba (MSM) and Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) have released their Guideline – EMERGING FROM COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – A Guide for a Club’s Safe Return to Swimming (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2020).   This document will be updated as needed.

All clubs must submit a Declaration regarding their intent and readiness to return to swimming during the 2019-2020 season, i.e., before September 1 ,2020.  Updated waivers and new attestations must be obtained from all participants (coaches, swimmers, volunteers etc).  These forms will be incorporated into the 2020-2021 registration process.

See also Summer 2021 Communication

Forms and Declarations

New 2020-2021 forms for all participants (CIMS, MSO & MSM) 

      1. Participant Liability Waiver (updated for COVID-19)  forms are required from all swimmers and coaches as a condition of insurance. These must be retained by the club and made available in the event that an insurance claim is made. If your club does not currently use a Liability Waiver, please use the model Waiver form provided above.
      2. COVID-19 Attestation and Agreement
      3. Positive COVID-19 Test ReportingForm (2020-08-24)

 Other forms for Registration 

PIPEDA waiver (CIMS, MSO  & MSM)

ONTARIO ONLY!!!!!   If you are under the age of 26 years, Rowan’s Law on Concussion Safety requires that you submit, as a condition of registration, a signed confirmation that you have reviewed concision awareness resources.  A reader friendly booklet is available. Please review the materials, complete the Swimmer Form and submit it to  MSO cannot legally register you without this step.  !!!!!!



Training Resources

Popular  websites offering dry-land fitness and training for swimmers.  Some continue to circulate through Facebook groups.  We offer of few of these links as information only.  Use at your discretion AND within your physical abilities.


US Masters Swimming – some resources may require USMS membership

My Swim Pro – Verify if free dry land workouts are still being offered.

Swimming Specific Yoga – Was offered free during the “lock-down”.

Nordic Walking – Engage the shoulders, arms, back and core while walking. Start gradually. It is not was easy as you might think.  Check out common mistakes on YouTube.