Synchro Canada News: September 30, 2011
Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- 2011 Synchro Canada Convention: registration deadline is October 7
You still have ONE week left to register for Synchro Canada’s 1st Annual Convention which will be held November 18-20 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. Registration deadline is October 7. Download the registration form and the schedule, including more details about each workshop.
- 2011 Synchro Canada Volunteer Awards
The Synchro Canada Volunteer Awards 2011 represent your opportunity to nominate individuals within your province who have made a significant ontribution to our sport. The winners will be presented during the Volunteers Awards Banquet on Saturday November 19th, 2011 during the Synchro Canada Convention in St. John’s, NL. Deadline to send the nomination form is October 21st, 2011. More details, including the nomination form.
- Letter from Synchro Canada
Next week, Synchro Canada will send a letter to all its members about nutrition for synchronized swimmers and including new initiatives coming up. This letter is not only aimed to inform the provinces, but more specifically the athletes, the parents of them and the clubs. Synchro Canada is asking the PSO’s to forward this letter to their membership. The topic of nutrition is always a hot one and Synchro Canada wants to ensure all its members, from beginners to the high performance levels, are aware of the efforts being made in this area and trust the sport organization to keep our athletes health and well-being a priorité. Thank you for your collaboration!
- Isabelle Lecompte: new coordinator at the Centre of Excellence
Synchro Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Isabelle Lecompte as the new coordinator at the Centre of Excellence. Isabelle has approximately 10 years of experience coordinating logistics for teams and events as the Events and Competitions Coordinator at the Quebec Soccer Federation. Isabelle is bilingual and will start her role on October 11. You can reach her by email at
. Welcome aboard!
- Job opportunity at Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada's 2012 National Junior Team Head Coach Call for Applications
Deadline: October 15, 2011
- Two new courses in Whitehorse and Toronto
Synchro Canada will offer two new courses in the next months: AquaSquirts and Comp. Dev., October 14-16, in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Comp. Dev., November 11-13 and 26-27, in Toronto, Ontario. If you would like more details, please contact Khadija Cutcher at
- 12 and under pilot project
Check out the link below to access a document outlining the 12 and under pilot project for the 2011-2012 season. Check it out now.
- New level 4 coaches
Congratulations to Meng Chen and Anastassia Goutseva, Synchro Canada's Senior National Team coaches, and Vanessa Bray-Keenan from the Edmonton Auroras who recently received their level 4 with the National Coaching Certification Program. Congratulations!
- Figures from Comen Cup
Check out videos of selected figure performances from the 2011 Comen Cup on Synchro Canada's Dartfish channel. Check it out now.
- CBC offering extensive coverage of 2011 Pan Am Games
The CBC announced it is offering a multi-platform broadcasting package for the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. More details.
- Pictures from the 2011 U.A.N.A. Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships
Check out and purchase pictures from the 2011 U.A.N.A. Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships photographed by Richard Tessier.
- New red mittens unveiled: helping Canadian athletes go for gold in London 2012
Building on momentum from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in celebrating Canadian athletes, the Canadian Olympic Foundation is proud to launch the next generation of its iconic Canadian Olympic Team Red Mittens for fall 2011, in partnership with the Hudson’s Bay Company. For every $10-dollar pair of mittens sold, three dollars goes towards supporting Canadian Olympic Team athletes as they prepare for the Olympic Games in London in 2012. More details.
- The International Day of the Girl takes the Hill
The International Day of the Girl came one step closer to reality on Sept 22. Postcards and pins were distributed to MPs, explaining the importance of creating the International Day of the Girl, and many of them wore the pin in Parliament to show their commitment, and spoke out in support of it! More details, sign the petition, and find out why it's important.
- International bids competition
- Belgrade Open (Belgrade, Serbia)
- Cristal Cup (Belgrade, Serbia)
- 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.