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  1. Synchro Canada announces its team for the 2011 Pan American Games
    Synchro Canada is pleased to announce its senior national team nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2011 Pan American Games set for Guadalajara, Mexico. More details

     
  2. Synchro Canada introduces the athletes training at its Centre of Excellence in 2011-2012
    Synchro Canada is pleased to introduce the athletes that will train at the Centre of Excellence in Montreal for the 2011-2012 season and who will be members of Synchro Canada’s Senior and Senior B National Teams in 2011-2012. More details.

     
  3. 2011 Synchro Canada Convention: registration deadline is October 7
    You still have a couple of weeks left to register to Synchro Canada’s 1st Annual Convention which will be held November 18-20 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. Registration deadline is October 7. More details.

     
  4. Save the dates!
    Please save the following high performance event dates in your calendar.  More information will be distributed regarding these events in the coming weeks and months, but we felt it was important to send you the dates now to help with club preparation and the planning of athlete school schedules. 

    Please note the 2012 high performance year is extremely busy and full of some of the most important events of the quadrennial, including the 2012 Olympic Games and 2012 FINA Junior World Championships.  Our high performance staff has considered many factors and previously scheduled events when selecting the below dates. They will only be amended if unforeseen circumstances arise.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kristen Brawley, High Performance Manager ( kristen@synchro.ca).

    Junior Talent Acceleration Camp
    Athletes and coaches identified for this camp will be sent invitations by email in the coming weeks. Please note there will be a registration fee to participate in this camp.
    Dates: December 15-18, 2011
    Location: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

    2012-2013 Centre of Excellence Selection Camp
    The Centre of Excellence Selection camp will select athletes for the National Senior Team centralized in Montreal, Quebec, during the 2012-2013 season.  Although the selection camp will take place earlier than normally scheduled, athletes will not be confirmed to the Centre of Excellence National Senior Team until early Fall 2012. Please note there will be a registration fee to participate in this selection.
    Dates: May 31st to June 10th, 2012
    Location: Montreal, Quebec

    2012 National Junior Team Training Camp(s)
    Athletes must qualify for selection to the National Junior Team at the 2012 Canadian Open Championships.  The Junior National Team preparation for the 2012 FINA Junior World Championships will be divided into 2 camps.
    Start date of first camp:  June 12th, 2012 (additional dates still to be confirmed)
    Location: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

    2012 FINA Junior World Championships
    Dates: September 24th to 30th, 2012 (still to be confirmed by FINA)
    Location: TBC, Greece

     
  5. Check out and use the brand new corporate video of Synchro Canada
    Synchro Canada officially launched its brand new corporate video talking about what synchronized swimming really is, the tradition of excellence in Canadian synchronized swimming and the values learned by participating in the sport. Synchro Canada is inviting you to freely use and present this video during registration sessions to recruit new athletes and/or sponsors. Check it out now.

     
  6. International bids competition
    - Christmas Prize (December 2-4, 2011), Prague, Czech Republic
    - Carifta Swimming Championships (April 24-28, 2012), Kingston, Jamaica
    More details.

     
  7. Job opportunities
    - Coach: Synchroverein Bern (Switzerland)
    More details


  8. Share your best synchronized swimming pictures!
    Synchro Canada is inviting you to submit your best synchronized swimming pictures. Each week, a picture will be selected as the synchronized swimming picture of the week on Synchro Canada's Facebook page and Website. Please note that the pictures you send should be free of rights. You can send your pictures to patrick@synchro.ca with an explanation for why your picture should be the picture of the day! Check out this weeks picture.

     
  9. Give to Plan Canada
    Synchro Canada is inviting you to give to its partner Plan Canada as, until September 16, the Canadian Government will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar. Your donation will help Plan Canada in delivering food, water and vital supplies to children and families in some of the worst hit areas as we work to quickly respond to this devastating crisis. Also, please note that donations are tax deductible. Give now.  

     
  10. CAAWS Women and Leadership Program: Call for Workshop Hosts
    CAAWS is seeking organizations interested in hosting a Women and Leadership Workshop in their community between December, 2011 and March, 2012. The CAAWS Women and Leadership Program was developed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for women working or volunteering in Canada’s sport system. Host organizations will be eligible to receive up to $500 in support from CAAWS ($250 facilitator honorarium and up to $250 towards facilitator travel; trained facilitators are available across the country). The deadline for applications is September 30, 2011.  For more information and to download an application visit http://caaws.ca/e/leadership/program.   

     
  11. Mental preparation at the Rendez-vous 2011 des entraîneurs
    The Centre national multisport-Montréal, in collaboration with the department of kinesiology of the Université de Montréal, is inviting the coaches from Quebec to take part to the Rendez-vous 2011 des entraîneurs with the following theme: Mental preparation for athletes and coaches for great performance and daily life. This event will be held September 30-October 2 at the University of Montreal. More details (French only).

     
  12. 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.ca and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.

    Aurora Synchro
    Aurora Synchro made the CBC Edmonton TV evening news on Friday, September 9, 2011, when John Robertson, a CBC cameraman/reporter joined them for an early-morning practice as the club had to train outside for the beginning of the season. Check the report now