Synchro Canada News: September 9, 2011
Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- When hockey meets synchronized swimming
Check out pictures from the CTV shooting of “How tough are these sports” where Tessa Bonhomme and Jennifer Botterill, members of the Womens National Hockey Team, came to the Centre of Excellence to be initiated into synchronized swimming by the Senior National Team. Check them out now be becoming a fan of Synchro Canada’s Senior National Team on Facebook.
- 2011 Synchro Canada Convention
Check out the schedule and all the information regarding Synchro Canada’s 1st Annual Convention which will be held November 18-20 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. This event, which is an improvement and amalgamation of Synchro Canada’s annual general meeting and High Performance Summit, will present various workshops and sessions from Synchro Canada staff, National Team Coaches and external experts on : acrobatics, mental preparation, flexibility and extension, landrill strategies, injury prevention, and workshops on maximinzing the Olympic Movement and Strategic Planning. You will also find the list of funded delegates by Synchro Canada, registration and weekend details for all non-funded delegates and the registration forms. Workshops and sessions will be targeted towards high performance and development coaches, domestic and international officials, development teams, committees and provincial representatives. We hope to see you at this new great event! More details.
- Job opportunity at Synchro Canada: Centre of Excellence Coordinator
Synchro Canada is currently seeking applications to fill the position of Centre of Excellence Coordinator located at the Centre of Excellence in Montréal. The Centre of Excellence Coordinator works closely as part of the high- performance team working at the Centre of Excellence. The Centre of Excellence Coordinator works closely with all Synchro Canada staff: National Office Staff; National Team Athletes; National Team Coaches and National Team support staff as required as well as external stakeholders involved at the CNMM. Deadline is September 12, 2011. More details.
- Call for application: Members for Synchro Canada’s Board of Directors
Check out the application to become a member of Synchro Canada’s Board of Directors. The deadline to send applications is September 16, 2011. More details.
- Updated rule book
Check out the updated rule book including an update with the current the Masters routine technical elements. Check it out now.
- Check out and use the brand new corporate video of Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada officially launched its brand new corporate video talking about what synchronized swimming really is, the tradition of excellence in Canadian synchronized swimming and the values learned by participating in the sport. Synchro Canada is inviting you to freely use and present this video during registration sessions to recruit new athletes and/or sponsors. Check it out now.
- Promote your club at the 2011 Sports Day in Canada
The 2nd annual Sports Day in Canada will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country. Event registration is now open for Sports Day in Canada; local events, planned for September 17th, and the week prior, can be registered by visiting the website at http://sportsday.cbc.ca/. Open door, watershow, etc...: organize an activity and promote your club and the sport of synchronized swimming!
- Alex Baumann StepsDown as Chief Executive Officer of Own the Podium
Alex Baumann will cap off an emotional year by relinquishing his duties as chief executive officer of Own the Podium. Baumann made the difficult decision with his family on Wednesday following his second bout with cancer, which forced him to undergo surgery of the prostate in late April. More details.
- Six Applicant Cities for the 2020 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that six cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan). More details.
- Share your best synchronized swimming pictures!
Synchro Canada is inviting you to submit your best synchronized swimming pictures. Each week, a picture will be selected as the synchronized swimming picture of the week on Synchro Canada's Facebook page and Website. Please note that the pictures you send should be free of rights. You can send your pictures to
with an explanation for why your picture should be the picture of the day! Check out this weeks picture.
- 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.