Canada Getting Ready for Beijing
Aug 27 -
a very busy week, Synchro Canada is pleased to make several
announcements. The first phase of team selection for
the Olympic Games in Beijing took place in Montreal this past
weekend. A group of 14 athletes qualified to train at
the Montreal Training Centre until the second phase of selection
which will take place before Christmas.
- An impressive recruitment tool for synchronized swimming
Aug 20 - AquaSquirts
is an impressive recruitment tool for synchro clubs was the
message that Laurie Wachs, Head Coach of the Saskatoon Aqualenes,
presented at Synchro Canada’s Fall Workshop in 2006. More...
Canada Announces new ASUA TSSC Representative; Congratulates
New International Judge Trainees
Aug 10 - Synchro
Canada would like to announce that Leslie Sproule is now a
member of the Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee (TSSC)
for the Amateur Swimming Union of the America’s (ASUA).
other Synchro news, Synchro Canada extends a belated congratulations
to new International Judge Trainees Nancy Reed, Chloe Greenhalgh,
Jackie Hiscock, and Josée Daudelin. More...
Olympic Team Selection
Aug 10 - Welcome
to the 2008 Synchro Canada Olympic Team Selection Camp taking
place August 23rd to 27th, 2007in Montreal,
Quebec. Completion of this registration form as well
as your registration payment is required to confirm your attendance.
note: All athletes or coaches who
had previously registered and paid for the original 2008 Olympic
Selection dates will be automatically registered for the revised
dates unless the athlete/coach advises otherwise. Synchro
Canada will contact those registered individuals from out
of Province to change their flights early next week.
National A Team Coaching Staff
Aug 9 - Synchro
Canada invites high performance coaches (NCCP Level 3-4-5
or equivalent) with international experience to apply for
the positions of National “A” Team Head Coach
and Assistant Coach/es (2). These positions are to commence
in the fall of 2007 and are located in Montreal. More...
Mirror on the Wall: Bright Future for Synchro Canada
Aug 9 - The
future of Canadian Synchronized Swimming looks bright according
to reports from Coaches of the 13 -15 year old National
Team Camp, which ran from July 22nd through August
6th in Quebec City.
camp was great and the girls worked really hard,” said
Coach Chantal Vallières, “what a gorgeous group
of athletes! They are all so talented, and I was most
impressed by the performance at the end! Both teams
were exceptional especially considering they were only together
two weeks!” More...
Forward with Restructuring: Reevaluating Coaching Resources
Aug 8 - Synchro
Canada announced today that as part of moving forward with
restructuring, all current National A Team coaching contracts
have been terminated.
are not firing anybody,” assured Synchro Canada CTO
Diane Oligny, “I want to make it very clear that we
are ending the contracts in order to start fresh with a blank
slate. All three coaches are strongly encouraged to
reapply. We just want to ensure that as we move forward
we have the absolute best coaching staff in place possible.
Candidates from all over Canada and the globe are invited
to apply, but if the coaching staff we had in place until
now was in fact the best option, then that’s who we
will go with.”
Selection Trials Rescheduled
August 1 - This
is an official notice of the cancellation of the Olympic Team
Selection Trials originally scheduled for August 9th through
the 14th. They are postponed by two weeks, and are
rescheduled for August 23rd through the 27th 2007.
Synchro Canada profoundly apologizes for the inconvenience,
more information will follow. Any
questions regarding this notice should be directed towards
Synchro Canada CTO Diane Oligny who can be reached via email
or by telephone at Synchro Canada’s National Office,
613-748-5674 ext. 226.