Synchro Canada News: February 10, 2012
Please find below important news from Synchro Canada:
- On the road to London 2012: new video from the National Team
This week, we asked the National Team members what is their favourite about London: James Bond or Harry Potter? Radiohead or The Beatles? Amy Winehouse or the Spice Girls? Check out this new video and share it around you. Also, what are your choices? Fill out the survey!
- Call for application: 2012 National Junior and 13-15 Team Coaching Staff
Synchro Canada is looking for applications for:
- 2012 Junior National Team Assistant Coaches (two positions)
- 2012 13-15 National Team Head Coach
- 2012 13-15 National Team Assistant Coaches (two positions)
- Apprenticeship Coaching Opportunities (multiple positions)
Deadline for applications: February 17, 2012
- 2011-2012 Club Excellence Program
Deadline for application is February 24, 2012. Download the documents including an overview of this year’s program and different checklists.
- UPDATE: 2012 International Bids Competitions Calendar
Check out the updated 2012 International Bids Competitions Calendar.
- International bids competition information
6th DSISO (Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization) World and International Swimming Championship
November 15-23, 2012
- How to maximize the Olympic opportunity
In the following weeks leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, we will share with our members some ideas to maximize the Olympic opportunity locally and/or provincially. If you also have some ideas, please send them to
and we will share it in our weekly newsletter.
Be social networked!
Social medias like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is the actual “flavor of the month” to communicate with the younger ones and less younger ones. People now are online to be up-to-date with news, pictures or videos from friends or artists/organizations they like. After a quick research on Facebook, Synchro Canada found out that only 45 % of the clubs across Canada have a Facebook page (60 % in Quebec, 48 % in Ontario, 46 % in Atlantic and 36 % in Western Canada). Amongst them, 39 % was an open page so people could get a look and check for news for this club. For Twitter, only 9 % have an account! Many of the Facebook pages did’nt have any activity for a long time (many were close to being archived – some of them had unanswered questions from media on their wall). We also found out that many were not their official team page. We all know that amateur sports are all short in ressources. But with social media, you may maximize your opportunity to reach your market in this new technological time. Let’s not forget that with social media, the sky is the limit to reach your athletes, kids not yet associated with the sport and the medias!
- Coaching Resources
Check out new coaching video ressources on Training Design and Coach Assessment and on Performance Analysis and the Coaching.
- 2012 FINA World Masters Championships
Deadline for registration for the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships is April 23. Please note that all swimmers will share the cost for an official and that a Letter of Intent needs to be send to Synchro Canada 90 days before the competition, which is March 9. You also need to fill out the International Bid Competition Form, 60 days before the competition, which is April 9. Download the form now.
- 2013 U.A.N.A. Pan American Masters Championships
The 2013 U.A.N.A. Pan American Masters Championships will be held in Sarasota, Florida, May 31-June 10, 2013. More details.
- Job opportunities
-Coaches – Olympium Synchro (details)
-Entraîneur – Synchro Stars, Jamaïque (details)
-Director of summer sport – Own the Podium (details)
-National Manager, Elite Athlete Transition Program - Canadian Sport Centre (details)
-Supervisor, Sport Sciences – Centre national multisport-Montréal (details)
-Sport Organizing Committee Chair (Volunteer Position), Toronto 2015 Pan American Games (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 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.