HTAC has joined True Sport and commits to the True Sport principles:

Go For It - Rise to the challenge, always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be.

Play Fair - Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair.

Respect Others - Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

Keep It Fun - Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play.

Stay Healthy - Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

Include Everyone - Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport.

Give Back - Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.

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Positive Sport Culture

We commit to providing a positive sport culture. This is an environment in which athletes are encouraged to work hard, challenge themselves and develop their skills but not at the expense of their health, well-being or sportsmanship. We understand that athletes perform best and get the most out of sport when they feel safe and supported. We prioritize the holistic development of athletes focusing not only on their physical abilities but also on their mental and emotional well-being. Overall a positive sports culture is one that fosters a love of sport and encourages individuals to participate in a way that promotes their personal growth and well-being while also demonstrating respect, fairness and inclusivity.

View our Club Policies.

True Sport Tips for Parents

Creating a positive sports culture involves everyone. We all want to support our children and give them the best opportunities to succeed. These are some tips to ensure sport remains a positive and fun experience.

True Sport Tips for Parents

Mental Health and Wellness

The way we measure success is much more than our competition results in the pool. Our club’s success means considering athletes as people first, prioritizing their mental and physical wellness, retaining athletes, coaches and staff and providing positive and rewarding experiences. We will continue to provide mental health and performance support to our athletes through the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic.

The Coaching Association of Canada provides a free online portal with training and resources to develop mental health literacy for coaches and athletes.

Mental Health and Sport Resource Hub