Please see below important news about Synchro Canada:
- 2010 Western Divisionnals Championships
Follow the 2010 Western Divisionals Championships by checking the results live from Edmonton, March 25-28, in the Live page: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156&Itemid=80&lang=english. You can also check the list for the figures event in the Events and Results page: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38.
- 2010 Canadian Open Championships Updated Information Package now available
Please note that you can now download the updated information package for the 2010 Canadian Open Championships, which will be held in Charlottetown, PEI, April 28-May 2, 2010. Entry deadline is March 28. You can download the information package and the forms from the Events and Results section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38&lang=english.
The organizing committee would also like to mention that there is some pool time available to rent in the competition pool on Monday and Tuesday during the week of the Canadian Open Championships, as some in the recreation pool on Wednesday. Clubs interested can contact directly Lisa MacKay by email at:
Finally, by visiting the 2010 Canadian Open Championships Website (http://cossc2010.webs.com/), you can now check pictures of the pool (section Location/Emplacement) and download forms (section Forms/Formulaires).
- 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships Information Package now available
Please note that you can now download the information package for the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships, which will be held in Montreal, QC, June 2-6, 2010. Entry deadline is April 15. You can download the information package from the Events and Results section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38&lang=english.
- Grace Period for Coaches attending 2010 Nationals
For the Canadian Open and Canadian Espoir Competitions this year leeway will be given to Coaches who have not yet achieved their Level 3 due to the transition from the Old NCCP to the New NCCP delaying the training process. The grace period for having ones Level 3 or Competition Development Trained status will be only extended for the 2009-2010 competitive season and coaches will need to have their Level 3 or Competition Development Trained status for the 2010-2011 competitive season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jadine Cleary (
- Synchro Canada announces the 15 clubs selected for its 2009-2010 Club Excellence Grant Program
Synchro Canada is pleased to announce the 15 clubs selected for its 2009-2010 Club Excellence Program. This year, Synchro Canada is distributing $14,000 to the recipients with amount varying between $4,000 and $1,500 for clubs in the Gold category, $500 for Silver and $250 for Bronze. Read the press release: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=166&Itemid=64.
- 2010 13-15 Canadian National Team Head Coach Selected
Synchro Canada is glad to exclusively announce to its community Elena Podolsky, Olympium club’s coach, as the 2010 13-15 Canadian National Team Head Coach. She will lead the team, which will be selected following the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships, to the Comen Cup in Greece from July 21-25, 2010, and the camp from June 21-July 20. An official announcement will be made next week. Stay tuned!
- Louise Kennedy appointed Synchro Canada International Officials Leader
Synchro Canada’s Board appointed Louise Kennedy as the new International Officials Leader effective April 1st and for a mandate of two years. International judge since 1991 with the FINA A Rating since February 2006, Louise Kennedy from British Columbia will especially manage the Canadians officials assignments in international competition. Synchro Canada would like to congratulate Louise Kennedy for this nomination and thanks Heather Archer for their involvement in this position for the last years.
- Synchro Canada starring the latest FINA Aquatics World Magazine edition
In the latest edition of the FINA Aquatics World Magazine edition, you’ll find the article “North America is coming back”, an article about the comeback of North American Synchronized Swimming countries as Canada, including quotes from Synchro Canada’s national head coach Denise Sauvé. You can read this article on Synchro Canada’s Website: http://www.synchro.ca/images/stories/documents/news/fina_magazine_march_2010.pdf. In this edition, you’ll also find a feature on FINA Athletes of the last decade as vote as FINA countries members administrators, athletes and journalists where Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon is one of the finalists in synchro. You’ll also read an interview with UANA President, Canadian Eldon C. Godfrey, talking about his association. If you would like to subscribe, please contact Patrick Godbout, Synchro Canada Communications Manager (
), to get the order form.
- Relive the 2009 FINA World Trophy
Check the photo gallery of the event presented in Montreal on November 27-29. Every week for the following weeks, a new photo gallery will be put online. This week (March 24), the photo gallery has pictures of the combo event presented during the third and last day of the competition. Photo credit: http://www.dermotcleary.com. Check the photo gallery now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=22&Itemid=45&lang=english.
- Aruba National and Invitational Synchronized Swimming Championships
Check details on this international competition which will be held May 15-16 in the International Bid section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=56&Itemid=40.
- Synchro Canada eNews
Synchro Canada is actually working on a better electronic newsletter. If you would like to receive directly this free weekly newsletter, go subscribe online at: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=8&Itemid=30&lang=english.
- 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.
Khadija Cutcher, Synchro Manitoba High Performance Coach, has been nominated for the Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award for her work in coaching at the “Developmental” level. The award reception will be held at the 23rd Annual Coaching Manitoba Excellence Awards Breakfast on April 11th. Congratulations Khadija for your nomination and good luck!
Swimmer Catherine Dee from Montreal Synchro is one of five $1,000 grant recipients of the Club de la médaille d’or. Congratulations Catherine!