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2 February 2022

Hello, it’s Anne-Marie, I am a synchronized swimmer… When sport alone defines us, what happens “after”?

About ten years ago, I was part of the national synchronized swimming team, now called artistic swimming. I trained at the Institut National du Sport du Québec in Montreal, for 40 to 50 hours each week. I liked what I was doing. No, in fact I LOVED synchronized swimming since it was more than a passion. It was my ENTIRE life! Then things changed, I started having tough times at training. I was told that I wasn’t thin enough. Not tall enough. Not enough like the others. Then I got injured. That was before I started having doubts about myself and started to lose confidence… to finally reach the point where I wondered what I was doing there. Doubting myself…
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21 May 2021

Potential return to practicing sports – Sport’Aide calls for prudence

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Sport’Aide has expanded and adapted its support offer to the Quebec sporting community. (more…)
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8 April 2021

The Adventures of Cindy : A Book by Sport’Aide

Last February, Sport’Aide launched The Adventures of Cindy, an educational book based on comic strips published for the past two years in Les Explorateurs magazine. These rewritten comic strips contain the unwritten story of Cindy Ouellet: A true story worthy of the greatest Marvel heroes. The Adventures of Cindy has it all: hardships , resilience and strength of character. The book’s originality was designed to give the readers a tool to go with the reading and discussion to ensure that the exercise is both educational and fun. (more…)
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9 November 2020

Sportsmanship and respect for rights

Sport’Aide has been newly identified as Bearer of Children's Right. The mobilization of more than 70 organizations will take advantage of the month of November to emphasize the rights of children. As part of this month, Sport’Aide proposes that you reflect on the tension between sport culture and that of human rights which is the basis for children’s rights. (more…)
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CoachesCOVID-19For everyoneUnclassified
21 September 2020

When theory becomes practice: testimonials by diving coaches in their quest for well-being

Further to our series of blogs published as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport’Aide wants to share with you a recent incident on the field experienced by a partner– Plongeon Québec – which wants to support its coaches in this unique context. So, let's make room for the third blog in an interesting series which summarizes this great initiative which deserves to be known – indeed – repeated elsewhere. (more…)
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CoachesCOVID-19For everyone
17 September 2020

Putting well-being before performance, with Jean-Paul Richard

Automatic support As former coach of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team and co-founder of reROOT collectif, Jean-Paul Richard felt a great deal of empathy for diving coaches at the start of the pandemic. Let’s just say that the responsibilities of a coach who is preparing the succession and the feeling of being in the last stretch in preparing for the Olympic Games is something he can easily relate to, since he has been in this situation more than once. Since he can easily put himself in their shoes, he instinctively wanted to help. The important thing for him was to support the sporting community while recognizing and intervening in order to favour the well-being of coaches in this period of…
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14 September 2020

Outstanding Performance Must Start With Wellness

Further to its COVID-19 blog series, Sport’Aide is pleased to share a moving account by one of its partners, Plongeon Québec, outlining that group’s recent efforts to support diving coaches in this unique pandemic environment. Here’s the first of an interesting series of blogs about a great initiative that deserves to be better known and even emulated elsewhere. (more…)
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