Playing Regulations 


As per Playing Regulations: S.N.C. rules shall govern competition at the OFSAA Championship.  Any exceptions to these rules are outlined in the OFSAA Swimming Playing Regulations.

Swimming Canada Rules & Forms 


Open Swimmer Appeals

High school coaches who have swimmers participating in recreational or non-competitive swim programs may petition for eligibility in the High School Division to the Chairperson of the OFSAA Sport Advisory Committee for Swimming or designate. Swimming Appeal Applications must be received by December 31st, 2023. NOTE: All petitions that are approved will expire at the end of the school year and must be re-petitioned by December 31st annually.  Once the request has been reviewed, a message will be sent to (information to be provided).

Click here to access the Swimming Appeal Application (2023-2024)


Click here for “Swimming Canada Competition Warm-Up Safety Procedures”
Rule: Any swimmer who dives during warm-up will be scratched from their first race without warning.


National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) provides standardized, inclusive, and safe sport education to coaches and coach developers across 65 sports. The CAC manages and delivers NCCP training through its partner network of 65 National Sport Organizations and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations. In order to access coaching courses through the NCCP, you will need to create an account on ‘The Locker‘ to get started. Here, your certifications will be available for download and you will have access to hundreds of eLearning courses and pathways to coaching. The NCCP offers both sport-specific and multi-sport training modules.

For more information on sport-specific training, including a list of courses, click here.
For more information on multi-sport training, including a list of courses, click here.
If you are looking for additional professional development opportunities with regards to coaching, please click here for the NCCP Workshop Calendar.

Currently, there are 4 NCCP modules being delivered for free until March 1, 2024! Coaches can complete:

  • NCCP Basic Mental Skills
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • NCCP Planning a Practice
  • NCCP Teaching and Learning

Please log into your ‘The Locker’ account to access the modules or visit to learn more about upcoming opportunities.


Page last updated: November 9, 2023