Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- Follow live the 2011 Canadian Open Championships
Feel as if you would be in Calgary for the 2011 Canadian Open Championships by visiting the competition page on our Website! You'll find live results, pictures, a Twitter feeds and more. Check the official 2011 Canadian Open Championships section now.
- 2011 Canadian Open Championships broadcasted live on the Internet
For the first time of its history, Synchro Canada will broadcast live on the Internet the 2011 Canadian Open Championships, in partnership with TVGO.ca. Please note that, as it is a first experience, this broadcast will be a test event and will be the basis to a continually improved experience event after event. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to
- Updates on the 2011 Canadian Open Championships
Following the figures draws, juniors will swim group 3 while age group 16–18 will swim group 1. Also, an updated version of the draws and the schedule are now available. Check them out now.
- Happy Easter
Synchro Canada would like to wish you all Happy Easter. Please note that the Synchro Canada National office will be closed Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25th.
- Synchro Canada information session at the 2011 Canadian Open Championships
Please note that Synchro Canada will host an information session for all members (coaches, officials, parents, athletes, administration, etc…) Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am to 10:45 am (location to be announced later). Coaches and officials clinic will follow immediately on the pool deck from 10:45 to 11:30 am.
- Synchro Canada Designates Plan Canada as National Charity Partner
Synchro Canada is pleased to officially announce its partnership with Plan Canada to raise awareness of the Because I am a Girl initiative. Because I am a Girl, launched in 2009, is a global movement for social change that invests in girls to help eliminate global poverty and claim a brighter, safer future for girls in the developing world. Plan knows that by investing in girls we can support a generation of empowered women, mothers, workers and leaders who will improve the lives of everyone around them and lift entire nations out of poverty. More details.
- Khadija Cutcher now the full time Domestic Technical Director by interim
Please note that Khadija Cutcher who was the part time Domestic Technical Director by interim, will now be full time as of May 2nd until Jadine Cleary will return from her maternity leave. Jennifer Langlois, Athlete Development Expert, will now report into her as well as Vivianne Slade, Projects and Events Manager.
- Deadline to bid to host U.A.N.A. Pan American Competition is April 30
Please note that the bid deadline to host U.A.N.A. annual synchronized swimming competition between 2012 and 2015 is April 30, 2011. Please let Synchro Canada know your interest by sending an email to Catherine Gosselin-Després (
- UANA Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee (T.S.S.C.) Representative
Synchro Canada is currently seeking applications for 2 positions on the UANA T.S.S.C.. More details.
- Call for Billet Families in Toronto and Montreal
Synchro Canada is calling on families who would like to host a National Junior (6 weeks) or 13-15 (4 weeks) athlete this summer during their National Team training camp. Billet families receive a daily honourarium for each athlete they billet. Responsibilities of billet families may include: Airport pickups and dropoffs, daily transportation to training (car pools can be arranged), preparing meals and snacks, etc. What a great experience for your family to get to spend the summer getting to know our National Team athletes! Any families who live close (within a 30 min drive) to the Etobicoke Olympium or Montreal Olympic Stadium and would like to help host a National Team athlete are encouraged to contact Kristen Brawley, High Performance Manager (
- Deadline for the May Canadian Synchronized Swimming Community Member of the Month: Wednesday, April 27
You have until Wednesday, April 27th at 5 pm (Eastern time), to send the name, a picture and an explanation of a person that you think should be the May Canadian Synchronized Swimming Community Member of the Month. To do so, please send it to
You can mention a performance or an extraordinary story regarding one of your swimmers or judges or even point out the hard work of one of your volunteers or administrators! Check out the last member of the month.
- Canadian Sport and Physical Activity Groups Set Blueprint for Political Parties
Sport sport and physical activity groups across the country are urging party leaders to build on the successes of Vancouver 2010 and make real commitments to the health, fitness, and social integration of Canadians across the country. With the release of It’s More than a Game: Taking Action for Sport and Physical Activity in Canada, the groups involved have put a focus on preventative strategies to deal with the current health care crisis and to increase social inclusion in our society. More details.
- Mobile-Enhanced Global DRO now available for athletes
Athletes can now check their medications when out and about thanks to the new mobile-enhanced website for Global DRO (Global Drug Reference Online). More details.
- SIRC Newsletter
SIRC Newsletter for the month of April 2011 is about Social Media. Check it out now.
- News from the members
Do you have any news that you would like to share with other provinces and members? Your news can be on any subject, including about an athletes, coaches, administrators or officials. It can even be about your provincials programs or competitions. Send them to
and we’ll be more than happy to share it with the other members.
Aquatica Synchro and Synchro Canada would like to ask the community to join them with prayers and support as Carly Ayres (20 year old competitive athlete and coach) under goes chemotherapy. Carly was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. She had step away from the remaining competitive season for treatment but she is a strong fighter and plans to be back competing next season after winning this battle. We all wish to see you back in the pool soon Carly!