Synchro Canada News: November 25, 2011
Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- Mario Welsh appointed as new President of Synchro Canada
Mario Welsh of St-Nicolas, Que., was appointed as the new President of Synchro Canada’s Board of Directors. The election was held this past weekend at Synchro Canada’s Annual Convention and Annual General Assembly held in St. John’s, N.L. More details.
- Synchro Canada names Jenn Tregale as National Junior Team Head Coach for the 2012 FINA Junior World Championships
Synchro Canada is pleased to announce that Jenn Tregale of Calgary has been named head coach of Synchro Canada’s 2012 Junior National Team that will represent the country at the 2012 FINA Junior World Championships, September 26-30, 2012. More details.
- Synchro Canada announces 2011 annual award winners
Synchro Canada is pleased to name its 2011 annual award winners which were announced at its Annual Convention, November 18-20, in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Synchro Canada members. The final selections were made by Synchro Canada’s Awards Committee. Congratulations to all the winners! More details.
- Synchro Canada’s 2011 Convention
Synchro Canada would like to thank all the participants of the 2011 Convention which was a great success, including the host: Synchro Newfoundland-and-Labrador. We will communicate in the following weeks how to have access to the presentations made over weekend. Download Synchro Canada’s 2011 Annual Report.
- Be the host of Synchro Canada's 2012 Convention
Synchro Canada is now seeking a location for its 2nd Annual Convention to be held in the fall of 2012. If your provincial/territorial association is interested in hosting this event, please contact Vivianne Slade at
before December 9th, 2011. More details.
- Canadian Olympic Committee Announces Additional High Performance Funding for Canada's Athletes
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Canadian elite athletes hoping to achieve podium results received a strong funding boost today, as well as an important new memorandum of understanding. The COC is proud to invest in the country’s greatest ambassadors – the athletes who stand up for excellence, healthy living, fair play and the potential of the individual. The COC is proud to invest in their Olympic dreams. More details.
- Canadian Olympic Committee to Reward Medallists’ Coaches
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced that it has created a coach reward program for Olympic podium performances, financially rewarding the coaches of Olympic medal winners. More details.
- Resume of McGill Invitational Meet 2011
Check out the resume of the McGill Invitation Meet 2011 held at the McGill University, November 12th.
- Job opportunity at Synchro Canada: High-Performance Coordinator (8 month contract)
Synchro Canada is seeking a High-Performance Coordinator to be responsible for providing administrative support to Synchro Canada’s National Team Programs. This position will be in place until after the 2012 Olympic Games and the implementation of the 2016 High Performance Plan. Deadline: November 25. More details.
- Blog from Valerie Welsh
Check out the latest blog from Valerie Welsh, including pictures, talking about her experience in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador during Synchro Canada’s 2011 Convention.
- First edition of SIRCuit
Check out the latest issue of the High Performance SIRCuit, a new and innovative multi-media communication tool driven by Own the Podium and SIRC.
- Commonwealth Games Canada seeks candidates for international sport administration internships
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is looking for 6 young Canadians who are passionate about sport to be part of its fourth team of Capacity Support Officers (CSOs) to go abroad under the innovative Capacity Support Program (CSP). More details.
- WISE Fund
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) announced that it is offering twelve grants of $900 to active girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women through the WISE (Women in Sport Encouragement) Fund. 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.
Synchro Manitoba will welcome Leslie Sproule in Winnipeg, December 2-4, to work with their provincial team/developing talent program athletes. Clubs with National Stream athletes/teams will also have an opportunity to work with Leslie Sproule.