Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- 2011-2012 Club Excellence Program
Details about Synchro Canada’s 2011-2012 Club Excellence Program are now available. Deadline for application is February 24, 2012. Download the documents including an overview of this year program and differents checklists.
- Synchro Canada finalist in three categories at the 2011 Gala Sports Québec
Synchro Canada’s Senior National A team and members are finalists in three categories at the 2011 Gala Sports Québec, which will be held Tuesday, December 20 in Montreal. Synchro Canada’s 2011 FINA World Championships team is finalist in the Team of the Year category, Julie Sauvé, Meng Chen and Anastassia Goutseva, coaches of that team, are finalists for the Collective Sport Coach of the Year Award, and Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon is finalist in the Collective Sport Female Athlete of the Year category. Congratulations to all of them! The award ceremony will be broadcast live on RDS starting at 6 pm. Read the press release (French only).
- First tentative schedule for the 2012 Eastern/Atlantic Divisionals Championships
Check out the first tentative schedule for the 2012 Eastern/Atlantic Divisionals Championships which will be held March 6-11, 2012 in Quebec City, Quebec.
- Six members of Synchro Canada’s 2011 13-15 National Team in Prague
22 Canadian athletes from the 2011 13-15 Quebec and Ontario provincial teams are taking part this weekend in the Christmas Prize competition in Prague, Czech Republic. Six members of Synchro Canada’s 2011 13-15 National Team are amongst them: Jacqueline Simoneau and Anne-Marie Chouinard from Quebec and Claire Caskey, Dylan Harding, Clare McGovern and Caroline Marshall from Ontario. Team Quebec is completed with Carol Ross, Florence Despins, Sabrina Magnan, Laurence Fiset-Grenier, Kaitlin McSweeny, Madison Craney, Brooke Brimo, Maude Giguère, Alicia Plamondon and Emily MacLeod. Other team members for Ontario are Madeline Walker-Byron, Brianna Wodehouse, Amy Armstrong, Sachel Robarts, Petra Regeni and Cosette Leblanc. Good luck to all of them! Follow the competition.
- Blog from Jo-Annie Fortin
Check out the latest blog from Jo-Annie Fortin talking about her experience at her first Olympic Excellence Series from the Canadian Olympic Committee in preparation for London 2012, held in Toronto November 18-20.
- Job opportunity
Coaches, Synchro Les Dauphines (Quebec City)
- 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.
- Sea World is looking for synchronized swimmers
Ôma Entertainment inc. is looking for synchronized swimmers for its show production « Azul », presented at Sea World of San Antonio in 2012. Please send in your proposal with your CV and a video, or a link on YouTube, showing your abilities, to
. You must demonstrate leg skills and figures as well as arm skills, preferably demonstrated individually. Short group figures can also be included, provided you clearly point out where you are within the group. Demos must be sent before Monday, December 5, 2011.
- International bids competition information
4th Island Aquatics Synchronized Swimming Jamaica Invitational
March 1 to 4, 2012
- Subscribe to the new electronic version of the FINA Aquatics World Magazine
FINA launched the electronic version of their Aquatics World Magazine. You can subscribe for $2 USD. Subscribe now.
- This Christmas, give a gift of hope
Why not give a holiday gift that will bring hope to a child in a developing country? When you give a Gift of Hope, real dollars go to real projects in the communities where Plan Canada, a partner of Synchro Canada through the initiative Because I Am a Girl, works – and these gifts change real lives. Think outside the gift box this holiday season and surprise family and friends with gifts from the new collection! Shop now.
- 2012 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund
The 2012 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are now available. If you know of a senior national team amateur athlete in your area, encourage them to apply for one of twenty $5,000 bursaries awarded annually. Applying is easier than ever this year since all the information you need is on the site, Applications need to be submitted by January 31, 2012. Apply now.
- 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 week’s 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.
Emma, a new swimmer with the recreational athletes with disabilities program at the Toronto Synchro club this season, is also a reporter for TVOKids. Emma and her team filmed a segment on synchronized swimming that you can see.