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  1. Synchro Canada congratulates Sylvie Fréchette on being named Canada’s assistant Chef de Mission for the 2012 Olympic Games
    Synchro Canada wishes to congratulate Sylvie Fréchette on being named Canada’s assistant Chef de Mission by the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read the press release: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=282&Itemid=64⟨=english. Read the COC announcement: http://www.olympic.ca/en/news/sylvie-frechette-appointed-assistant-chef-de-mission-canada-2012-olympic-games/.

  2. Synchro Swim Ontario member clubs raise over $40,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
    Synchro Swim Ontario member clubs across the province were once again in synch for pink raising an astonishing $40,330.71 during the 7th anniversary of the annual "Burning Bright for Breast Cancer" province-wide charity initiative in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. More details: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=283&Itemid=64⟨=english.

  3. Competition Development Course
    Synchro Canada will host a competition development course in english which will be held December 4-5 and 10-12 in Montreal, Quebec. Please note that the registration deadline is Monday, November 29, 2010. Synchro Canada is sorry about the short delay as we only recently received the confirmation of the funding for the presentation of this course. Synchro Canada is also planning at least two other competition development courses in 2011 in Ontario and in Saskatchewan. If you would like to host a course in your area, you can also contact directly Khadija Cutcher at khadija@synchro.ca.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it More details: http://www.synchro.ca/images/stories/documents/Newsletter/december_2010_competition_development_course.doc.

  4. Synchro Specific Competition Development training
    Please note that if coaches have taken or will take the “Synchro Specific Competition Development training”, their forms will be sent in to the Coaching Association of Canada. However, it will not show up in their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Once Synchro Canada has been fully approved for the Competition Development context, all of the transcripts will be updated and their Synchro Specific Competition Development status will be show. Once again, if you have any question, please contact Khadija Cutcher at khadija@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  5. 2010 Synchro Canada High Performance Summit
    Synchro Canada is really pleased about its 2010 High Performance Summit which was held November 19-20 in Ottawa during the SPIN Summit and the Sport Conference Leadership. More than 30 participants, coaches and officials, attended this annual event presenting conferences and workshop on the following subjects: Coach/Athlete Relationship-Psychology of Recovery, Athletic Training Applications for Injury Prevention, 2010 International competition observations, International Strategy, Balanced Eating, and an International Officials meeting. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of this great event and especially to all of our presenters, including Dr. Saul Marks and Dina Bell-Laroche.

  6. Centre of Excellence athletes blog
    Read the new athletes blog from Synchro Canada's Center of Excellence. This week: Valérie Welsh. Read it now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=84&Itemid=33⟨=english.

  7. Sport Leadership Presentations
    You can now download and read some of the presentations from the 2010 Sport Leadership Conference which was held November 18-21 in Ottawa. Amongst the topics: Quality of Sport Engagement in Young Athletes: Does the Way You Coach Your Athletes Matter?, Coach Education Design: Using Technology to Maximize Coach Training, Coaching the Female Athlete, and How Managing Risks Can Help You Prevent and Put Out Fires! Download them now: http://23361.vws.magma.ca/sportleadershipsportif/2010/e/presentations/index.cfm.

  8. Jadine Cleary replacement during her maternity leave
    Please note that Khadija Cutcher will be filling the position of Synchro Canada Domestic Technical Director while Jadine Cleary is on maternity leave. You can contact Khadija by email at khadija@synchro.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  9. Sarah Brunin-Brouillette, Rachel Fréchette and their coaches supported by the Petro-Canada FACE program
    Sarah Brunin-Brouillette (coach: Karine Doré) and Rachel Fréchette (coach: Lyne Piché), who were members of the Synchro Canada’s 2010 National Junior Team, have been selected amongst the recipients of the 2011 Petro-Canada FACE program. The FACE program helps to provide the athlete and their coach with the necessary resources to close the gap and achieve national carded status for the athlete in the short-term, and improve coaching skills over the long-term. Congratulations!

  10. CAAWS Announces WISE (Women in Sport Encouragement) Fund!
    The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity has announced that it is offering twelve grants of $900 to active girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women. For more details and information, please review the submission criteria, application process, deadlines, and frequently asked questions at http://www.caaws.ca/e/grants/wise/.

  11. International Club Bid
    2011 Island Aquatics Synchronized Swimming Jamaica Invitational
    February 17-20, 2011
    Kingston, Jamaica
    More details: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=56&Itemid=40⟨=english

  12. 7th IOC Coordination Commission visit to London comes to a close
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the London 2012 Games concluded its seventh visit to the British capital, following three days of meetings with representatives of London 2012 and its partners. More details: http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Media/?articleNewsGroup=-1&articleId=107037.

  13. News from the members
    Do you have any news that you would like to share with other provinces and members? That news can be on any subject, including about an athlete, coach, administrator or official, or even on 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.

    Alberta
    Aurora Synchro is participating in the Prague Christmas Prize in early December for the second year. Last year the club formed a team with four members from Edmonton and four from Calgary, which was the only team from North America to compete for the 2009 Christmas Prize. That team won a bronze medal. This year two Aurora Synchro duets are participating in Prague, Samara and Meaghan Hipkin, and Jayd Kasprick and Gwen McGuire. More details: http://www.teamunify.com/NewsShow.jsp?returnPage=/News.jsp&id=86754&team=caneassc.