Please see below important news about Synchro Canada:
- 2010 Western Divisionals Information Package now available
You can now download the information package for the 2010 Western Divisionals, which will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, March 25-28, 2010. Please note that the package have been already updated with new informations about hotels availables. Check it now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38.
- Want to see again Team Canada at the 2009 FINA World Trophy? Watch it online!
You can watch again the Canadian Team win the 4th FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy online on the CBC Website. Link is available through the Results Archives section on our Website at: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=54&Itemid=38&lang=english.
- FINA Bureau Meeting
The first 2010 FINA Bureau Meeting took place on January 14-15 in Bangkok (THA) and approved some decisions as:
- the 2010 FINA World Trophy will be held in Moscow, Russia;
- the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships will be held in Riccione, Italy;
- the Bureau decided to postpone the implementation of the Technical Routine rules for judging/scoring until the technological and operational needs arising in this new format are adressed;
- World Champion Virginie Dedieu from France has been elected to the Athletes Commission.
Check all FINA decisions on the FINA Website: http://www.fina.org/project/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2773&Itemid=108.
- 2010 International Bids Competitions
Documents related to 2010 International Bids Competitions are now availables on the Synchro Canada Website, including the 2010 International Bid Calendar, the 2010 International Bid Submission Form, and the Synchro Canada International Competition Bid Policy and Procedure updated in January 2010. Check them now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=56&Itemid=40&lang=english.
- In the News: Canadian diving's godfather honoured
Allan Besson / Winnipeg Free Press
January 15, 2010
Prior to 1968, the sports of diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo all came under the umbrella of the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association. That situation didn't sit well with the divers, synchronized swimmers and water polo players.
Due to the driving force of Winnipeg lawyer Vaughan Baird, in 1968 the Canadian Amateur Diving Association became the first incorporated aquatic sports division in Canada. Further efforts by Baird resulted in each of the four sports being given autonomy within the Aquatic Federation of Canada. No longer would they be subservient to swimming. Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/amateur/canadian-divings-godfather-honoured-81661812.html.
- 2010 ACTIVATE National Youth Leadership Conference
Canadian youth, between the ages of 16-22, are invited to apply for a chance to attend the ACTIVATE 2010 National Youth Leadership Conference at the Carleton University in Ottawa, May 12-16, 2010. ACTIVATE 2010 is a 5-day conference about empowering youth to create positive change in their communities. The conference provides up to 50 youth from all across Canada with a forum to voice their ideas and opinions in a safe, youth friendly environment while providing them with the skills, resources and motivation to contribute to their communities in a meaningful way through sport, physical activity and recreation - as ACTIVATORS. Applications must be submitted on or before Thursday January 28, 2010 by 5PM EST. More details: http://www.motivatecanada.ca/en/page-47.
- 2010 Canadian Masters Nationals
Vancouver Masters Synchro and Synchro BC, hosts of the 2010 Canadian Masters Nationals in Vancouver, June 18-20, 2010, published informations about the event at: http://www.vanmasterssynchro.ca/nationals. You can also email them at
- Andrew Pipe Re-elected to Second Term as Commonwealth Games Canada President
Dr. Andrew Pipe has been re-elected for a second, four-year term as President of Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC). He was the unanimous choice of delegates to the organization’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto. Read more: http://www.commonwealthgames.ca/Corporate/index_e.aspx?articleId=1842
- SIRC: Top 10 Most Requested Topics of 2009
SIRC is a national sport library and, in 2009, they added over 30,000 new sport related articles to the library. They publish a Top 10 of the Most Requested Topics of 2009. Check it now: http://sirc.ca/newsletters/january10/index.html.
- News from the provinces
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
and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Allison Delong and Shannon Driscoll, both members of Newfoundland and Labrador's last Canada Games Synchro team and now coaches, carried the Olympic torch on November 13 in Newfoundland. They carried the torch as part of a rowing team. Delong and Driscoll have represented their province at the Summer Canada Games in 2007 in synchronised swimming and in 2009 in rowing. "I think that their training work ethic from synchro and the training they did has helped them tremendously in the sport of rowing", said Synchro Newfoundland's President Lorna Proudfoot. (On the picture: Allison Delong is at the immediate right of the men with the white toque while Shannon Driscoll is at the far right of the picture.)
- Laura Cole, Synchro Newfoundland and Labrador's coach chair, trainer and coach, gave birth to her third child on January 14. Sean and Sadi now have a sister named Maggie Isabelle Cole. Congratulations to all the family!