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Q4G Final Athlete Nominations Announcement

Feb 10, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Q4G Final Athlete Nominations Announcement

No appeals have been received for Synchro, therefore the QFG announcement has been changed from a DRAFT list of Quest for Gold nominees, to the “FINAL” list of athletes nominated to receive Quest for Gold. The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Synchro Swim Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Please open the official document below for full details:

Feb 9, 2017 – SSO Announcement FINAL List of Q4G Nominees 2016-17

LTAD Webinar #3 Weds Feb 8th 4pm

Feb 7, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on LTAD Webinar #3 Weds Feb 8th 4pm

Join us Wednesday for the third of our LTAD-based Webinars, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:

 

LTAD Webinar #3 Wednesday February 8th, 4pm

Presented by Heather Ross McManus
Topic: Coaches of Learn to Train Athletes (Ages 8-12)
Date: Wednesday February 8th
Time: 4 – 5pm
Geared towards coaches, this session will focus specifically on the Learn to Train LTAD stage (Ages 8-12). Coaches will learn about the phsychological/social aspects of sport for this age group – what motivates them and how team dynamics impact training. The windows of train-ability will also be covered, as well as the role of competition for this age group.
To Join the Webinar:

*Click the link below to register for the webinar. Upon registration you will receive an instruction page with web link & dial-in instructions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7504095771726247171

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

New Link for LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Jan 26, 2017   //   by editor   //   Coaching, Latest News, Recreational  //  Comments Off on New Link for LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Note: For those who were unable to join us for the live webinar, you can view a video recording of the session here.

Join us Wednesday for the second of our LTAD-based Webinars, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:

 

*Please note the meeting link below has been updated (01/30/2017)

 

LTAD Webinar #2 Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Presented by Heather Ross McManus
Topic: Coaches of FUNdamentals Athletes (Ages 6-8)
Date: Wednesday February 1st
Time: 2 – 3pm
Geared towards coaches, this session will focus specifically on the FUNdamentals LTAD stage (Ages 6-8). Coaches will learn about the phsychological/social aspects of sport for this age group – what motivates them and how team dynamics impact training. The windows of train-ability will also be covered, as well as the role of competition for this age group.
To Join the Webinar:

*Click the link below to register for the webinar. Upon registration you will receive an instruction page with web link & dial-in instructions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4254595808417440771

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

Q4G Draft Athletes Announcement

Jan 19, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Q4G Draft Athletes Announcement

Synchro Swim Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Synchro Swim Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Please open the official document below for full details:

Jan 19, 2017 – SSO Announcement DRAFT List of Q4G Nominees 2016-17

Ontario’s Quotas for 2017 National Qualifier

Jan 16, 2017   //   by editor   //   Competitive, Latest News  //  Comments Off on Ontario’s Quotas for 2017 National Qualifier
Please note that as per CASSA Rule 3.2.3 c, the quotas for Solos and Duets at the 2017 National Qualifier will be determined by a combination of provincial registrations & 2016 results (see full CASSA text below).
Quotas for Ontario for the 2017 National Qualifier will be as follows:
 
13-15 Solo = 7 entries
13-15 Duet = 9 entries
Junior Solo = 6 entries
Junior Duet = 7 entries
 
Please note that an official announcement from Synchro Canada will be issued once all Provinces’ registrations are confirmed. SSO has confirmed Ontario’s numbers above with Synchro Canada, and has opted to share this information right away so that Clubs and Coaches are aware of the quotas going into this weekend’s Provincial Qualifier.

As per CASSA Rule 3.2.3 c, the quotas for Solos and Duets at the 2017 National Qualifier will be determined by:
 
3.2.3 c) Qualifier [PAGE 16 CASSA]
 
Solo and Duet: 
The provincial quota includes 2 entries for the first 200 registered competitive swimmers (excluding Masters & AWAD) and 1 additional entry for additional registered competitive swimmers to a maximum of 4 per province as follows: 0-200 registered competitive swimmers = 2 additional entries; 201-400 registered competitive swimmers = 3 additional entries; 401-600+ registered competitive swimmers = 4 additional entries; 
 
Plus. Performance quota entries earned on the immediately preceding respective National championships results as follows: 2 entries per medallist and 1 entry per placement of 4-10 (or total amount of entries in final) to be awarded in the subsequent year, not counting foreign entries, and not including byes 
 
 
Team/Free Combination: All teams that enter and compete at their respective provincial selection meets are eligible to enter the Qualifier. 
 

LTAD Webinar #1 Weds Jan 11th 4pm

Jan 10, 2017   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on LTAD Webinar #1 Weds Jan 11th 4pm
Note: For those who were unable to join us for the live webinar, you can access a video recording of the session here.
Join us Wednesday for the first of our LTAD-based Webinars, brought to you via partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society:
Webinar #1
Topic: LTAD Overview
Date: Wednesday January 11th
Time: 4 – 5pm
Presenter: Istvan Balyi
For SSO Parents & Club Administrators. Learn what LTAD is, the focuses of the key stages, and how parents & Clubs can help support athlete development by following LTAD models.
 
To Join the Webinar:

Link to Join: https://ltad.adobeconnect.com/ssoltadoverview/

OR

Dial In: 1-866-848-2216 (code: 957 611 2239)

 

Please Note:

– Please keep your computer audio or phone on mute during the webinar (*6 to mute phone)

– You may use the Chat Box to ask questions during the webinar, or use the ‘Raise your Hand’ button to request audio to ask a question

– Prior to the webinar, it is recommended that you click the link below to test your computer connection: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

More details about the webinar series can be found here.

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