International Experience

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Criteria and Application Information


The purpose of the International Experience is to assist one coach to attend a Swimming Canada National Team event for which they have a swimmer selected but are not selected as a staff coach.


Criteria / Eligibility

  • The minimum certification required is NCCP Level 3: Senior Coach Certified or equivalent.
  • Be a coach member in good standing with Swim Alberta, Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Associations and Swimming Canada.
  • Currently coaching with a Swim Alberta registered club.
  • The coach must disclose all funding requests applied for and received.

The Application Process

The following process will be followed so that Swim Alberta can deal with applications in a fair, equitable and efficient manner.

  • Swim Alberta will adjudicate on all applications.
  • Applications are due within 14 days of the team announcement.
  • Decisions will be made within 30 days of the application.


Documents Required

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter presenting a clear and complete description of the proposed project.
  • Club President Support Letter - A letter or email from the club president that shows the clubs support and expected financial support.
  • Budget - Budgets need to include the total amount of the project with a breakdown of the costs in category area dependent upon the nature of the project.  ie:  airfare, accommodation, meals, mileage, etc.  Budgets should also include a list of other revenue sources whether they are from the individual, club, or other funding agency.


Reporting and Commitment to the Program

A successful applicant shall meet with the provincial coach to determine reporting requirements.  In addition, a complete set of financial statements of all income and expenses associated with the project. 

Please note:

  • Auditing of financial expenditures may also be requested.
  • Any funding not utilized for the particular project stated on the application shall be returned to Swim Alberta within 60 days of the completion to date of the project.
  • A condition of accepting funding is that the coaches club must be a participant in the provincial program and must have a representative from their club attend the Swim Alberta Conference on an annual basis. 


For More Information:

Please visit –


Cheryl Humphrey                                                          Kevin Dennis

780-415-1782                                                                780-415-1785                              

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By signing and submitting this form, I confirm that:

1.         The information I have provided on this application for a grant is true, complete and correct and I, the applicant, have personally provided it.

2.         I understand that Swim Alberta may decline this application:

(a)        If I have submitted any false statements or concealed a relevant or significant fact as both constitute misrepresentation.

(b)        If I do not comply with any request for information required by the Swim Alberta to effectively administer and maintain the integrity of the program.

3.         I will represent Swim Alberta in a positive manner, and publicly declare support we receive through Swim Alberta.

4.         I have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions governing the grant outlined above and accept sole responsibility for the expenditure of the grant funds.

5.         The person responsible for the proposed project is the Applicant.