Ottawa, March 30, 2011 – Synchro Canada is pleased to announce the 17 clubs selected for the 2010-2011 Club Excellence Program.
The Club Excellence Program, now in its third year, encourages clubs to streamline their operational guidelines in order to help develop better athletes, coaches and club programs with the main objective to keep Synchro Canada among the world’s elite in synchronized swimming.
While respecting the specific needs of each club that applies for the program, Synchro Canada reviews various criteria such as daily operations, marketing, and the hosting and planning of competitions.
“On behalf of Synchro Canada, I wish to congratulate all the selected clubs for their unique contribution in elevating the level of excellence of Canadian synchronized swimming,” said Khadija Cutcher, Synchro Canada’s Interim Domestic Technical Director. “The success of our national team can be credited to the strength, depth and hard work of our clubs and their coaches. The Club Excellence Grant Program was created in 2009 in order to recognize the work of these clubs which contribute to the pride we show to the world in Canadian synchronized swimming.”
A $18,000 investment
This year, Synchro Canada raised the total grant for the Club Excellence Program from $14,000 last year to $18,000. Consequently, 17 clubs got a grant from the 2010-2011 Club Excellence Program compared to 15 last year.
The amount that each club received varied between $5,540 and $2,077.50 for clubs in the Gold category, $692.50 for Silver and $346.25 for Bronze.
The 2010-2011 recipients are:
Gold Club Category
B.C. Aquasonics (B.C.) – $2,077.50
Regina Synchro (Regina, SK) - $3,462.50
Synchro Élite (Quebec City, QC) - $5,540
Silver Club Category
Aquatica Synchro (Winnipeg, MB) - $692.50
Calgary Aquabelles (Calgary, AB) - $692.50
C.B.S. Silhouettes (Conception Bay South, NL) - $692.50
Corner Brook Reflections Synchro (Corner Brook, NL) - $692.50
Vancouver Pacific Wave (Vancouver, B.C.) - $692.50
Winnipeg Synchro (Winnipeg, MB) - $692.50
Yorkton Aquabatix Synchro (Yorkton, SK) - $692.50
Bronze Club Category
Burlington Synchro (Burlington, ON) - $346.25
Comox Valley Orcas (Comox, B.C.) - $346.25
Dollard Synchro (Beaconsfield, QC) - $346.25
Estevan Mermaids (Estevan, SK) - $346.25
Lethbridge Synchrobelles (Lethbridge, AB) - $346.25
Olympium Synchro (Etobicoke, ON) - $346.25
P.E.I. Synchro (P.E.I.) - $346.25
More information on the Club Excellence Grant Program is available on-line at Synchro Canada’s website: www.synchro.ca
About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization. Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level. Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:
Official partner: Epiderma
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, B2ten, the Centre national multisport-Montréal
Official suppliers: Speedo, AdUp, MKI Travel, National Car Rental.
For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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