The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is a sport funding program that contributes to the pursuit of excellence. AAP support seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with preparing for and participating in international sport and assists high-performance Canadian athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances.
To be eligible to be considered for support through the AAP, an athlete must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
- adhere to their athlete/Canada Artistic Swimming agreement requirements;
- meet the eligibility requirement of FINA as they pertain to citizenship and residency status and be available to represent Canada at major international events, including World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games; and
- meet the carding criteria (see below) as a member of the Canadian Team at international events or in domestic events or events sanctioned by Canada Artistic Swimming for artistic swimming.