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2018 Provincial Team Coaching Staff Announcement

May 8, 2018   //   by editor   //   Coaching, High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on 2018 Provincial Team Coaching Staff Announcement
Updated May 23, 2018
 
Synchro Swim Ontario is pleased to announce the 2018 Provincial Team Coaching Staff who will be leading our teams this summer:
 
Yingli Hou, Junior Head Coach
 
Stephanie Breitigam, Junior Assistant Coach
 
Brooke Whitney, 13-15 Head Coach
 
Nicola Chaddock, 13-15 Assistant Coach
 
Julia Maclean, 11-12 Head Coach
 
Rhiannon Major, 11-12 Assistant Coach
 
Synchro Swim Ontario is thrilled to have these dedicated coaches working with our 2018 Provincial Teams. Please continue reading below for brief bios of our 2018 Coaching Staff:
 
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Junior Head Coach: Yingli Hou

Yingli has over 20 years of coaching experience, including leading Granite Club’s Junior Team to the podium at 4 consecutive National Championships  from 2010-to 2013. Yingli was also the Head Coach of the 2011 Ontario Canada Winter Games Team that captured a bronze medal in team, bronze in solo, and silver in duet, and she will be leading Ontario’s 2019 Canada Winter Games Team in Red Deer, Alberta this coming February. As an athlete, Yingli was a member of the 2000 and 2004 Chinese Olympic Synchronized Swimming Teams. Yingli currently coaches at Waterloo Regional Synchro.

In addition to her coaching education, Yingli has become certified as a Pilates Instructor, allowing her to further enhance the training of her athletes. Yingli has been part of Synchro Swim Ontario High Performance programming including being a guest coach at the 2013-14 Talent Acceleration Pilot Program and the 2014-15 and 2016-17 T2T HPAD Program.

 

Junior Assistant Coach: Stephanie Breitigam

Stephanie Breitigam is currently the 11-12 High Perfomance coach, and in addition coaches a junior solo and facilitates the strength training program for all HP athletes at Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club. She has four year’s experience working with Synchro Swim Ontario’s Provincial Teams as an apprentice, assistant, and head coach of the 10&Under program, as well as assistant coach of the 13-15 team in 2017 which won gold in team, solo, and duet at the SYNC Invitational in Edmonton. Stephanie was part of the 2014 Team Ontario Development Grant Program, and in 2013 developed and implemented a camp and seasonal program for a synchro club on the island of Curacao. Stephanie has a passion for sport and believes in its ability to build character, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment, and continues to compete herself at the masters level. Her coaching philosophy is to empower each athlete to achieve their full potential as an individual and as part of a team, promoting the values of respect, accountability and self-confidence.

 
13-15 Head Coach: Brooke Whitney

Brooke Whitney is a Competition Development NCCP Certified Coach, and currently works with GO Capital Synchro as the Lead Provincial coach, in addition to coaching the 13-15 National program. Brooke has worked with Synchro Swim Ontario’s T2T and L2T programs as a guest expert coach since 2016. In 2013-14, she participated in Team Ontario’s Coach Development & Performance Excellence Program. Brooke has been involved in Ontario’s Provincial Teams program as an Assistant Coach in 2014 (10&Under) and 2016 (13-15). In the summer of 2016, she coached the Ontario-Quebec combined Combo that took home silver at UANA in Puerto Rico. In 2017, Brooke was the Head Coach of the 11-12 Provincial Team which won gold in Team, Duet and Solo at the SYNC Invitational in Edmonton.

 
13-15 Assistant Coach: Nicola Chaddock
Nicola currently coaches with Toronto Synchro and has recently completed her Competition Development NCCP certification. She began coaching in her home town of London and started coaching with Toronto Synchro in 2014. Nicola is currently coaching Toronto Synchro’s 13-15 FINA team which is a full team of first-time National stream athletes. Nicola believes in positive leadership and reinforcement as a coach and leads every practice with those beliefs.
 
 
11-12 Head Coach: Julia Maclean

Julia Maclean is a former Canadian National Team member, who began coaching in 2009. Since retiring as an athlete, Julia has been committed to coaching, and helping to create the next generation of great Ontario athletes. Julia has been hired for the last nine summers to work with various Ontario Provincial Teams, including the 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 11-12 Provincial Teams, as well as the 2013 Junior Provincial Team and 2017 13-15 Provincial Team. Julia held the position of co-chair of the Synchro Canada Athlete Council for many years, and continues to compete in synchronized swimming in National and International Masters events. Julia works as an assistant coach at the Regional Training Centre of Ontario, and also coaches at the Variety Village Synchro Club. Julia has the honour of having an award named after her because of her many accomplishments. The “Julia Maclean Trophy” is awarded every year at the Leslie Taylor Provincial Meet to a swimmer who displays the characteristics Julia has shown throughout her career. She was recognized in 2014 as “Coach of the Year” by Synchro Swim Ontario and hopes to someday coach our Canadian National Team.

 11-12 Assistant Coach: Rhiannon Major

Rhiannon is currently the 11-12 FINA Team Lead and Club Manager for Chaco Synchro. She began coaching in 2013 after retiring as an athlete due to a knee injury. Rhiannon was hired as the Apprentice Coach for the 2016 11-12 Provincial Team and travelled to the UANA Championships in Puerto Rico where the team captured a silver medal. Rhiannon is in her last year of studies as an RMT and uses her knowledge of the human body to design specific training programs that have helped Chaco’s 11-12 FINA Team become one of the top teams in the country. Rhiannon’s goal in coaching is to develop all-around athletes that not only excel in synchronized swimming but also take those skills into life.

Apprentice Coach Positions for Summer 2018

Apr 27, 2018   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Competitive, High Performance, Latest News  //  Comments Off on Apprentice Coach Positions for Summer 2018

Synchro Swim Ontario is continuing to accept applications for Apprentice Coaches for the 2018 Provincial Team Program. Due to the busy time of the season, SSO would like to keep this opportunity available to any interested applicants (applications will be accepted on an on-going basis). Details of time commitments and application process can be found in the updated Apprentice Coach Job Posting below: 

2018 Apprentice Positions – Updated Posting

A full description of the responsibilities of the position can be found in the job description:

Apprentice Coach Job Description

 

 

Updated – 2018 Provincial Team Coaching Positions

Mar 16, 2018   //   by editor   //   Coaching, High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Updated – 2018 Provincial Team Coaching Positions

Synchro Swim Ontario is now accepting coach applications for the 2018 11-12, 13-15 & Junior Provincial Teams. Note that the posting/descriptions below have been updated as of April 6, 2018 (changes from originally-posted versions are indicated by red text).

Note: The Application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 16 at NOON

2018 Provincial Teams Job Posting – UPDATED as of Apr 6

 

Job Descriptions:

2018 – HEAD COACH Provincial Team – Job Description – UPDATED as of Apr 6

2018 – ASSISTANT COACH Provincial Team – Job Description – UPDATED as of Apr 6

2018 – APPRENTICE COACH Provincial Team – Job Description – UPDATED as of Apr 6

Deck access for the 2017/18 season will be only with accredited ID Badges

Oct 31, 2017   //   by Ellen Blainey   //   Coaching, Latest News  //  Comments Off on Deck access for the 2017/18 season will be only with accredited ID Badges

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Coaches with ID Badges will be getting an accreditation sticker for the season

Coaches that have not received a badge can fill out the online Coach ID Badge Request .

If you are having trouble, please email [email protected]

Replacement badges can be ordered for $25.00 ea during the season

Announcing Canada Games Team & Training Pool Coaches

Sep 14, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Announcing Canada Games Team & Training Pool Coaches

Synchro Swim Ontario is excited to announce the 2019 Canada Winter Games (CWG) Coaching Team!

Leading the Canada Games Team will be Head Coach, Yingli Hou, and Assistant Coach, Chihiro Ishii.

 

Our CWG Coaching Team will be responsible for:

  1. Developing and working with the initial roster of 24 athletes participating in the Canada Games Team Training Pool Program during the 2017-2018 season
  2. Participating as critical team members in the selection of the final Canada Games Team Ontario roster
  3. Developing and delivering the 2018-2019 season training program for Team Ontario
  4. Attending the Red Deer, Alberta 2019 Canada Winter Games in February 2019 and ‘Going for Gold’ with Team Ontario.

Congratulations to our Coaching Team – we wish them the best of luck in preparing Team Ontario to bring home the gold in 2019. The Coaches & athletes will kick things off tomorrow with the launch of Canada Games Team Training Pool Program at TPASC. The CWG coaches and athletes will also be supported by Sheilagh Croxon as Mentor, by Mary Dicaro, providing coach leadership programming, and by Rachel Klein and other SSO staff for programming support and various experts as deemed necessary.  

Please find the bios of our 2019 CWG’s Coaching Staff below:

 

Head Coach, Yingli Hou

Yingli has over 20 years of coaching experience, including leading Granite Club’s Junior Team to the podium at 4 consecutive National Championships  from 2010-to 2013. Yingli was also the Head Coach of the 2011 Ontario Canada Winter Games Team that captured a bronze medal in team, bronze in solo, and silver in duet. 

As an athlete, Yingli was a member of the 2000 and 2004 Chinese Olympic Synchronized Swimming Teams. Yingli is currently the Head Coach of Waterloo Regional Synchro. In addition to her coaching expertise, Yingli has become certified as a Pilates Instructor, allowing her to further enhance the training of her athletes. Yingli has also been part of SSO’s High Performance programming as guest coach/expert at the 2013-14 Talent Acceleration Pilot Program and the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 T2T HPAD Program.  She was also an integral part of development of our L2T Land Routine.

 

Assistant Coach, Chihiro Ishii


A native of Japan and a coach with Aqurab Fujisawa (Kanagawa Japan) from 2000-2011, Chihiro brings 21 years of experience as a synchro coach, as well as 14 years as an athlete. She seeks to bring her experience and passion for synchro and inspire positive change in the sport. 

A swimmer she coached from 2006 to 2011 won 1st place in the Free Combination and 2nd place in both the Duet and Team at the 2014 FINA World Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships and went on to win a bronze medal in the Team event at 2016 Rio Olympics Games. Chihiro understands what is required to develop strong athletes and has been consistently working to improve her coaching skills and bring results to all the athletes she works with. In Canada, Chihiro previously coached with Granite Synchro, was an SSO apprentice coach with the 2014 11-12 Provincial Team that captured a bronze medal at the UANA Championships in California, and was Head Coach of the 2016 13-15 Provincial Team that won silver at the UANA Championships in Puerto Rico. Chihiro currently works with the Regional Training Centre Ontario as a technical routine expert.

New Coach UP Program – Clubs: Register by Sept 12

Sep 5, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News  //  Comments Off on New Coach UP Program – Clubs: Register by Sept 12
SSO is excited to announce a brand-new Coach Development Initiative for the 2017-2018 season: The COACH UP Program!
 
This initiative will provide over 50 hours of coach development workshops, held throughout the 2017-18 season. Click here for full details!
 
Note – Registration is limited & is due on Tuesday September 12th

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