|Canadian synchronized swimming elite in St. John’s N.L. for Synchro Canada’s 2011 Annual Convention|
Invitees include experts and national senior team member Valérie Welsh as well as coaches Meng Chen and Kasia Kulesza, also a silver medalist from the 1996 Olympic Games
Ottawa, November 10, 2011 - Canada’s synchronized swimming elite will gather in St. John’s N.L., on November 18-20, 2011 for the inaugural Synchro Canada Annual Convention.
The theme of the convention ‘’The Road to the Podium’’ will assemble 80 Synchro Canada employees, committee members, athletes, coaches, national senior team specialists, developmental and high performance coaches from across Canada, Canadian international and national officials and provincial association members.
Technical development with national team members
Synchro Canada will capitalize on its stay in the Newfoundland and Labrador capital to leave a rich technical legacy to the province’s athletes and coaches by conducting seminars hosted by national team members.
Valérie Welsh, a member of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2011 Pan Am Games, and Kasia Kulesza, a 1996 Olympic silver medallist in the team event and now part of the national senior coaching staff, will share their technical expertises and their passion for the sport to young athletes and coaches from Newfoundland and Labrador. Synchro Canada is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Canada’s Olympic silver in team event at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Meng Chen, coaching staff member of Synchro Canada’s Senior National Team who won a gold medal in the team event at the 2011 Pan American Games and a 2012 Olympic Qualification, will also be there to lead workshops for participants at the convention. She was also the head coach of Synchro Canada’s 2010 Junior National Team who got the bronze medal in solo, duet and team at the FINA World Junior Championships.
‘’Synchro Canada is pleased to assemble its members for the first time in Newfoundland and Labrador,’’ said Synchro Canada’s CEO Catherine Gosselin-Després. ‘’We want to leave a legacy to our 220 members in the province. With these seminars we hope that all our members including those from Newfoundland and Labrador can help contribute to Canada’s current rise among the world’s elite.’’
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 partners: Epiderma
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, B2ten, the Centre national multisport-Montréal
Official suppliers: Speedo, Knox Gelatine, AdUp, MKI Travel, National Car Rental
Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada
Official Charity Partner: Plan Canada’s Because I am A Girl Program
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