From Swim Ontario:
Parents, coaches, officials, volunteers and swimmers all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of all participants at Swim Ontario activities. Swim Ontario has implemented procedures and protocols to manage possible concussions at all approved including practices and competitions.
Swim Ontario takes the health and well-being of all participants in sport and recreation activities very seriously and is committed to helping all in the Swim Ontario family succeed in swimming and other activities.
The Rowan’s Law Regulations came into effect on July 1, 2019 in Ontario and is mandatory for all sports organizations. As part of registration, all swimmers and families under the age of 26, all coaches and officials Level 3 and higher must have read and agreed to the Rowan’s Law resources and declaration.
From the Government of Ontario:
A concussion is a brain injury. It can’t be seen on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts.
Any blow to the head, face or neck may cause a concussion. A concussion may also be caused by a blow to the body if the force of the blow causes the brain to move around inside the skull. A concussion can happen to anyone – anywhere – including:
A concussion is a serious injury. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion can lead to long-lasting symptoms and even long-term effects.
There are many signs and symptoms of a concussion to look out for, including:
If you notice signs of a concussion in others, or experience any of these symptoms yourself, consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.
More information on Rowan’s Law can be found HERE