Synchro Canada news
  1. 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.    

  2. Updates on national competitions
    - Draws for the 2011 Eastern/Atlantic Divisional Championships
    - Draws for the 2011 Western Divisional Championships
    - Final information package for the 2011 Western Divisional Championships
    - Information for the athletes banquet for the 2011 Canadian Open Championships
    More details

  3. 2011 Synchro Canada Convention
    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.

  4. 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 kristen@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you have any questions regarding the routine set video, music and Dartfish TV, please contact Khadija Cutcher, LTAD expert, at khadija@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Watch next week’s newsletter for more details!

  5. N.C.C.P. Update
    Check out the update regarding the National Coaching Certification Program and the Competition Development level. More details

  6. 2011 Club Excellence Program
    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 khadija@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  7. Tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games
    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 details.

  8. 3 mark system training sessions
    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Job opportunity at Synchro Canada
    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.  

  11. New Synchro Canada Scoring Program Training Sessions     
    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.

  12. UPDATE: International Club Bids
    - Czech Republic National Championship
    More details.  

  13. 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 patrick@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can 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.

  14. 2011 CS4L Workshop was a Success!
    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

  15. COC Hires Medical Director
    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.

  16. March 2011 SIRC newsletter
    Check out the March 2011 SIRC newsletter on the Celebration of Women in Sport. Check it out now

  17. 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.

  18. News from the members
    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 communications@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.

    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 family.