Mississauga, Ontario – the Ontario Government announced that the province will be moving into Phase Two of the Roadmap to Reopen on Wednesday, June 30th, two days earlier than the original date of Friday, July 2nd. Dive Ontario would like to outline what this means for the organization and our community.
Unfortunately, as of right now, there is no indoor sport and recreation permitted in Phase Two, and the definition for high-performance athletes remains those identified by the NSO as training for the Olympics. This means that athletes currently exempt to train indoors will likely not be able to continue indoor training after next Thursday, July 1st unless they have qualified for Diving Plongeon Canada’s Olympic Team. We are currently unsure of the exact details for Phase Three, but we do expect indoor facilities to finally be able to reopen, hopefully no later than July 21st.
The good news is that outdoor training is available and is an option in a few municipalities. Dive Ontario and our clubs will continue to work together as a diving community to help each other out with pool time availability. We are eager to get divers back in the pools as soon as possible, and we are glad to see that Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen is progressing faster than first expected. We would love to see all our divers training in pools again, and we are hopeful that Phase Three is not too far away!
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