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- Historic performance for Canada at the 2010 FINA World Cup
Synchro Canada’s National Team won four medals at the 2010 FINA World Cup held in China last week, best performance ever for Canada in synchronized swimming at a FINA competition, World Aquatic Championships or World Cup. Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon got four medals: silver in duet with Chloé Isaac, bronze in solo, team and combo. Congratulations to all the athletes who proudly represented the country. Check out pictures, full results and press releases for the 2010 FINA World Cup in the special section: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156&Itemid=80&lang=english.
- 2010 National Team Selection Camp
Synchro Canada would like to wish good luck to the 19 athletes from across the country who will take part to the 2010 National Team Selection Camp in Montreal, September 24-25. The 19 athletes will try to grab one of the 11 spots available. Synchro Canada will unveal the 2010-2011 National Teams members next week following the 2010 National Team Selection Camp.
- 2010 Synchro Canada Volunteer Awards: deadline is Friday, September 24th
Take the time to nominate individuals within your province who have made a significant contribution to our sport by nominating them to the 2010 Synchro Canada Volunteer Awards. Check the criteria for the different levels of awards and fill the nomination form available in the AGM section on our Website. Then, sent them to both Sheilagh Croxon at
(Synchro Canada Board member) and Vivianne Slade at
(Project and Events Manager) no later than September 24th, 2010, at 5 pm. The successful nominees will be chosen by the Committee and recommended to the Synchro Canada Board of Directors for their approval. The announcement and presentation of the Awards will take place during the Presidents Reception on Friday October 22, 2010. Download the documents now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=23&Itemid=53.
- Synchro Canada’s 2010 AGM and Board of Directors election
Check out the information package regarding the 2010 Synchro Canada AGM which will be held October 22-24, 2010, in Banff, Alberta. Also, get a look at the Synchro Canada’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee report in the AGM section in our Website: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=23&Itemid=53&lang=english.
- 2010 Synchro Canada High Performance Summit
Synchro Canada is inviting all its high performance coaches to save the dates of November 19-20 for the 2010 Synchro Canada High Performance Summit, which will be held at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa in conjunction with the 2010 Sport Leadership conference, November 18-21. The High Performance Summit will include: key learnings from the 2010 International Competitions, on injury prevention and the application for your club athletes including activation exercices and overall athletic development for increased performance, how to’s for coaching sharpness, pattern changes and highlights, and a figure session. The fees are $600 if booked before October 7th. For more information, please contact Synchro Canada’s Domestic Technical Director Jadine Cleary at
Synchro Canada is also inviting and encouraging all coaches to take part in the SPIN Summit prior to the High Performance Summit, November 17 and 18 at The Westin Ottawa hotel in Ottawa, with the theme Performance Analysis: Targeting Technology for Podium Performances. Registration fees are $200 before October 8th. You can register online at http://sportleadershipsportif.com/default2.asp. If you have any questions, please contact Synchro Canada Domestic Technical Director, Jadine Cleary, at
- Register now for the 2010 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership conference
Whether you are a coach, administrator, sport scientist, researcher, coach educator, or leader in the corporate community, the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference is your opportunity to CONNECT, LEARN, NETWORK and CELEBRATE sport in Canada. Attend Sport Leadership sportif in Ottawa, ON from November 18-21, 2010 to celebrate successes, challenge traditional thinking, and reflect upon and explore current struggles. Hear and interact with innovators, influencers, change agents, thought leaders and icons that inform and inspire in one of four streams: coaching the developing athlete, high performance coaching, coach education and research, and sport management. Register today or check the schedule and speakers: http://www.coach.ca/sportleadershipsportif/2010/e/index.cfm.
- Centre of Excellence athletes blog
Read the new athletes blog from Synchro Canada's Center of Excellence. This week, Emilia Kopcik wrote about her experience at the 2010 FINA World Junior Championships. Read it now: http://www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=84&Itemid=33&lang=english.
- Chevrolet Making Dreams Possible grant: deadline is September 29
This fall, Coaching Association of Canada and Chevrolet Canada will award 50 grants of $2,000 to Community Sport Clubs for coach education, training, and development. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity – apply now and make dreams possible in your community! Visit www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible for more information and complete application form. Application deadline has been extended to Wednesday September 29, 2010 at 11:59pm EDT.
- Reminder: AthletesCAN introduces Health & Dental plan for high performance athletes and alumni
On July 27th, AthletesCAN, in partnership with Etherington Generations, Benefits By Design and Coaches of Canada, launched a valuable Health & Dental benefit opportunity to its members, Canada’s national team athletes and alumni. This Health & Dental program is a group plan. That means that a minimum number of registrants are needed before the plan can become active. If you are interested in taking advantage of this program, ACT NOW! More details: http://cms.nortia.org/Org/Org62/Content/Programs%20and%20Services/BBD-Insurance/BBD-Insurance.asp?langid=1.
- Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games: Athlete Advisory Council
The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Host Corporation has created an Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) to support and enhance their overall vision and is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to build a strong and effective Council. Deadline: September 30th, 2010. More details: http://www.athletescan.com/Images/Pan%20Am%20Call%20for%20Interest.pdf.
- Coaching Association of Canada Report Confirms Program’s Value
A new report evaluating the impact of the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) “Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program” reveals statistics that demonstrate the program’s success in breaking down some barriers female coaches face in pursuing a coaching career. More details: http://www.sirc.ca/news_view.cfm?id=37235.
- 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
and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.
Synchro Ontario is very excited to share that the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Ontario Report to the Community Cover features our top fundraising club for Burning Bright in 2009: Sudbury Synchro! Synchro Ontario is very proud that synchro was selected by the Foundation to be featured on the annual report which is being distributed across the province to donors. Congratulations to all on Burning Bright's impact and importance to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter. Way to go Ontario!
Olympium Synchro is delighted to share the news that our High Performance Coach Kelly Hogan has been appointed Assistant Coach of the 2011 Canada Games Team for Ontario. Kelly joins Head Coach Yingli Hou as Ontario's talented group of Canada Games athletes continues to train in preparation for the Games February 22-26 in Halifax.
Synchro Saskatchewan would like to thanks Leslie Taylor who organized a clinic for 41 participants, including the production of dvd's, for judges and coaches to improve the skills of the athletes, coaches and juges. Leslie Taylor trip to Saskatchewan has been funded by Synchro Canada.