- Synchro Canada’s
national senior team launches its pre-Olympic season
Synchro Canada’s national senior team launches its 2011
season at the German Open this weekend in Bonn. Check out the
results and press releases on the Synchro Canada Website.
- Updates on national
- Draws for the 2011 Eastern/Atlantic Divisional Championships
- Draws for the 2011 Western Divisional Championships
- Final information package for the 2011 Western Divisional
- Information for the athletes banquet for the 2011 Canadian Open
- 2011 Synchro Canada
Save the date! The weekend of November 18-20, Synchro Canada will
host its 1st Annual Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in St.
John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. This event, which is an
improvement and amalgamation of Synchro Canada’s annual
general meeting and High Performance Summit, will present various
workshops and sessions from Synchro Canada staff, National Team
Coaches and external experts. Workshops and sessions will be
targeted towards high performance and development coaches, domestic
and international officials, development teams, committees and
provincial representatives. We hope to see you at this new great
event! More information will follow.
- 2011 National Junior
and 13-15 Team Selections
The selection criteria for the National Junior and 13-15 Team
selections will be available to provinces and high performance
clubs at the end of March. The selection routine set videos and
music will be provided to clubs and coaches using a new technology
called Dartfish TV late next week! If you have any questions
regarding the National Team selections, please contact Kristen
Brawley, High Performance Manager, at email@example.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam
any questions regarding the routine set video, music and Dartfish
TV, please contact Khadija Cutcher, LTAD expert, at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam
week’s newsletter for more details!
Check out the update regarding the National Coaching Certification
Program and the Competition Development level. More details.
- 2011 Club Excellence
Thank you to the 16 clubs who applied for the 2011 Club Excellence
Program. Your applications are being reviewed and you will be
notified next week regarding the status of your grant. To
continue running the program effectively, Synchro Canada would
appreciate any feedback that you may have. Feel free to send your
feedback to email@example.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam
- Tickets for the 2012
For those who did not already make their order with Synchro
Canada, tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games will be on-sale starting
March 15. In Canada, CoSport is the authorized ticket reseller and
will also launch its public sale on the same day. More
- 3 mark system training
Please note that upcoming training sessions for the new three-mark
system will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 3:30 pm and Wednesday,
March 24, at 12:30 pm. More details.
- Call for Nominations
for Synchro Canada’s Development Teams
Synchro Canada has been restructuring its operational committees
in order to better reflect the current organizations’
operations and align the overall system to meet the needs of our
business. The restructuring will also increase our overall
effectiveness in achieving the performance benchmarks in the
Domestic Core Business Area of the 2008-2016 Strategic Plan.
Current committees will be dissolved and be replaced with the
below Development Teams. These teams will support Synchro Canada in
the Domestic Area of our organization. They will be advisory
committees and accountable to the Lead Staff member assigned to
each of them:
1- Coach Development Team
2- Domestic Development Team
3- Athlete Development Team (new team)
Synchro Canada is looking to recruit 15 keen individuals from
across the nation to fill various positions on the three
Development Teams. Please send in your nominations no later than
Monday, March 14th, 2011. More details and the application form can
be found here.
- Job opportunity at
Synchro Canada is now looking for a Finance & Administrative
Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for providing
financial and general administration services to Synchro Canada and
office staff on a daily basis. Responsibilities of the position
include: assisting technical staff in administrative matters,
website management, assisting with meetings, making travel
arrangements, assisting with reports and publications, and handling
special projects. Deadline for application is March 13. More details.
- New Synchro Canada
Scoring Program Training
In the fall of 2010, Synchro Canada set the objective for
training the community on the new Synchro Canada Scoring Program
that was introduced in December 2010 for the 2010– 2011
season. In order to better prepare the community for this new
challenge, Synchro Canada is conducting two training sessions for
all members who are interested in learning the scoring program: at
the 2011 Eastern/Atlantic and at the Western Divisionals
Championships. More details.
- UPDATE: International
- Czech Republic National Championship
- Deadline for the April
Canadian Synchronized Swimming Community Member of the Month:
Wednesday, March 30
You have until Wednesday, March 30 at 5 pm (Eastern time), to send
the name, a picture and an explanation of a person that you think
must be the April Canadian Synchronized Swimming Community Member
of the Month. To do so, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam
mention a performance or an extraordinary story regarding one of
your swimmers or judges or even point out the hard work of one of
your volunteers or administrators! Check out the last member of the month.
- 2011 CS4L Workshop was
Over 435 delegates from a variety of sectors attended January's
CS4L Workshop, making it the largest CS4L Workshop ever!
Presentations have now been posted in the 3 Resources &
Downloads sections of the website, depending on the nature of the
content: Athletes & Coaches, Education & Recreation and Parents.
- COC Hires Medical
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that Dr. Robert
McCormack (New Westminster, B.C.) will fill the newly created
position of Medical Director. In the role, Dr. McCormack will work
with national and international organizations to shape policy and
procedures with the goal to improve coordination, efficiencies and
effectiveness of all medical aspects of the COC’s
participation at Olympic, Olympic Winter, Pan American and Youth
Olympic Games. More details.
- March 2011 SIRC
Check out the March 2011 SIRC newsletter on the Celebration of
Women in Sport. Check it out now.
- CAAWS Celebrating 30
Years of Success By Launching the Women and Leadership NETWORK on
International Women’s Day
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport
and Physical Activity (CAAWS) launched on March 8th the Women and
Leadership NETWORK to support the development and involvement of
women leaders – present and future - in sport and physical
activity across Canada. The NETWORK has been designed as the go-to
place where women can connect, build their skills, share ideas,
discuss issues, find solutions and take action. More details.
- News from the
Do you have any news that you would like to share with other
provinces and members? Your news can be on any subject, including
about an athletes, coaches, administrators or officials. It can
even be about your provincials programs or competitions. Send them
to email@example.comThis e-mail address is being protected from
we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other
Chris Hampshire has been presented as one of the 2011 Alberta
Sports Hall of Fame Inductees. Congratulations Chris! More details.
Kirsten Femson, a coach from Pickering, was amongst those honoured
during the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations
Kirsten! More details.
Synchro Canada sadly announces the death of National Team Member
Camille Bowness’s grandmother. Synchro Canada would like to
offer our sincerest condolences to Camille and her