Please see below important news about Synchro Canada:
- New admission fees for the National Teams Watershow
The 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships organizing committee and Synchro Canada are pleased to present new admission fees for the National Teams Watershow, which will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 7:30 pm at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex in Montreal, QC. New admission fees are now $8 for 16 and older, and $4 for 15 and younger. This way, following many comments, the organizing committee and Synchro Canada hopes that it will be easier for the young athletes which will take part to the competition to see the National Teams. Hope to see you all at the Watershow!
- 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships Updated Information Package now available
Please note that you can now download the updated information package for the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships, which will be held in Montreal, QC, June 3-6, 2010. In this updated information package, you’ll find new information on: club registration schedule, club spacing schedule, updated admission fees for the competition and for the watershow and information regarding pictures at the banquet. You can download the updaged information package in the Events Calendar section on Synchro Canada Website at: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=52&Itemid=38&lang=english. Also, please note that you can now download all the draws for the competition. Draws are available in the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships Special Section on our Website at: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156&Itemid=40&lang=english.
- A Key Step Towards the Creation of an Institut national du sport du Québec
May 25, 2010 will be an historic day for high performance sport in Quebec, as representatives from the sport community witness the Quebec government's official announcement of the creation of an Institut national du sport du Québec. Read the press release: http://www.multisport.qc.ca/cnmm/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=840.
- Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon: Quebec’s athlete of the week
Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon dominated the competition at the Synchronized Swimming China Open held in Zhangjiagang last weekend. First in the free and technical solo events, the athlete, member of the national team since 1988 continue where she was 10 days before in Japan. The athlete from Rivière-du-Loup climbed three times on the podium at the Japan Open when she won gold medals in the solo and combo events, and a silver medal in duet with Chloé Isaac. The Sportcom team selected her as the Athlete of the week of May 17. More details (French only): http://www.sportcom.qc.ca/ACCUEIL/NouvellesDetails/tabid/1109/Default.aspx?ItemId=2621&alias=sportcom.qc.ca&ModuleId=577&TabId=36&PortalId=0.
- Center of Excellence athletes blog
Read the new blog of the athletes of the Synchro Canada's Center of Excellence. This week, Stéphanie Leclair wrote about her experience with the National AA Team at the 2010 Japan Open. Read it now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=84&Itemid=33&lang=english.
- Government of Canada Announces Own the Podium Advisory Board
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), announced on May 18 the appointment of John Furlong as the new Chair of the Own the Podium (OTP) Advisory Board. Read the press release: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?crtr.sj1D=&mthd=advSrch&crtr.mnthndVl=5&nid=532919&crtr.dpt1D=&crtr.tp1D=&crtr.lc1D=&crtr.yrStrtVl=2008&crtr.kw=own%2Bthe%2Bpodium&crtr.dyStrtVl=26&crtr.aud1D=&crtr.mnthStrtVl=2&crtr.yrndVl=2010&crtr.dyndVl=27.
- Synchronized Swimmers won grants
Many members of the Synchro Canada’s National Teams were awarded some grants in the last week. Valérie Welsh and Audrey Houle were amongst the recipients of the Journal de Montréal 2010 grant program. Also, Élise Marcotte, Chloé Isaac and Jo-Annie Fortin were amongst the winners in 2010 of grants from the Sport and School Foundation in Quebec. Congratulations to all of them!
- IOC Coordination Commission successfully wraps up first visit to Rio
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro successfully concluded its first visit to the Brazilian host city, with Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel saying she was pleased with the outcome of the three-day series of meetings. More details: http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Media/?articleNewsGroup=-1&articleId=90055.
- Job opportunity
High performance and Development level Coach (Vancouver Pacific Wave Synchronized Swim club) - Multiple positions
More details: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=7&Itemid=29&lang=english.
- Call for Nominations: Geoff Gowan Award
The Geoff Gowan Award was created in 1996 to honour former Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) president Geoffrey Gowan, CM, PhD. The award recognizes lifetime contribution to coaching development and is awarded to a coach who has presented a positive public image of coaching and enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public. CAC will be accepting nominations from the sport community until August 3, 2010. More details: http://www.coach.ca/eng/awards/gowan_criteria.cfm.
- May 2010 SIRC Newsletter
Check the May edition of the SIRC Newsletter titled “Nutrition”. You’ll find information on sport nutrition, eating on the road, young athletes, vegetarian athletes and senior athletes. Check it now: http://www.sirc.ca/newsletters/may10/Index.html.
- World Swim Against Malaria
FINA has followed Speedo’s request to support "World Swim Against Malaria (WSM) 2010”, a global initiative to bring swimmers together, in order to raise money to fight malaria. The aim is to achieve one (1) million people swimming on (more or less) the same day all round the world – 25 June 2010. More info: http://www.WorldSwimAgainstMalaria.com/speedo.
- 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.
2008 Olympian Marie-Pierre Gagné, who just visit 10 schools in the Quebec province this week to talk to young kids about her Olympic experience, has just been accepted in medicine at the Université de Montréal. Congratulations!