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NEW LTAD Webinar Series

Jan 3, 2017   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on NEW LTAD Webinar Series

SSO is proud to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Sport for Life Society, which will present a four-episode webinar series geared specifically to SSO members!

 

Note: For those unable to join the live webinars, you can access recordings of the sessions here.

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More Details & Links to Webinars:


 

#1 – LTAD Overview for Parents & Club Volunteers

Wednesday January 11th, 4pm

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

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

This session is geared specifically for parents of synchro athletes and for Club volunteers who administer synchro programming. Learn what LTAD is, the focuses of the key stages, and how parents & Clubs can help support athlete development by following LTAD models.


Session #2, #3, and #4 are geared towards Coaches of athletes at specific LTAD stages. Each of these sessions will cover the following core areas for their respective stage:

a) Psychological/social aspects of females in sport at this age group (motivation, team dynamics, female-specific issues etc.)

b) Windows of train-ability to take advantage of at this stage (understand the importance of focusing on these windows, and how it will develop stronger athletes in the long-term)

c) The role of competition for this age group (how to leverage competition as a vehicle for skill development and support for athletes, and how to make competition stage-appropriate)

 


#2 – For Coaches of FUNdamentals Athletes (Ages 6-8)

Wednesday February 1st, 2pm

Link to Join

(*NEW*)

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

 


#3 – For Coaches of Learn to Train Athletes (Ages 8-12)

Wednesday February 8th, 4pm

Link to Join:

(*NEW*)

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

 


#4 – For Coaches of Train to Train Athletes (Ages 11-15)

Wednesday March 8th, 2pm

Link to Join:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6534809202360754691


 

L2T Events at Lisa A – Reminder

Dec 23, 2016   //   by editor   //   Competitive, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on L2T Events at Lisa A – Reminder

Reminder to all Learn to Train Clubs, coaches, athletes & parents – there are three exciting L2T Events taking place at the upcoming Lisa Alexander Meets!

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More Details…

LAND ROUTINE DEMO

Our athletes have been working hard since September learning this fun, music-based land routine, which shows off key flexibility, strength, and synchronization skills. Everyone is encouraged to come out to watch the demonstration and cheer them on! See Lisa A. meet schedule for demonstration time/location.

 

PARENT INFO SESSION

Parents of Learn to Train-age athletes (9 to 11 year olds) are ALL encouraged to join us for a 45 minute information session – topics will include sport psychology of the female athlete and methods for supporting your athlete in her synchro journey. No pre-registration is required. See Lisa A. meet schedule for session time/location.

 

L2T ATHLETE/COACH CLINIC

This 2-hour Mini Clinic will take place immediately following the competition – don’t forget to plan for this in your travel arrangements!  The clinic is for ALL athletes and coaches who registered for and attended the September L2T Clinic. This clinic is a follow-up which will provide support to coaches who are implementing L2T programming at their Clubs, and will reinforce and introduce new programs for athletes, who will work in the pool with top L2T experts. Clinics will follow the competition, see Lisa A. meet schedule for times. Detailed schedules and reminders will be sent to Clubs in early January.

 

DON’T FORGET – Additional L2T Events will be taking place at the Regionals Meets in March – additional opportunity for Clubs to demonstrate the Land Routine will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNC 2017 Meet Preliminary Package

Nov 9, 2016   //   by editor   //   Competitive, Latest News, Press Release, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on SYNC 2017 Meet Preliminary Package

Synchro Swim Ontario is proud to announce the Synchro Youth Natation Challenge (SYNC) 2017 will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta July 26-31, 2017!

 

Final Registration due June 14, 2017 

2017 SYNC-Meet Package 2 

 

Quest for Gold 2016-17 Selection Criteria & Application Form

Nov 7, 2016   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Quest for Gold 2016-17 Selection Criteria & Application Form

Please find below Synchro Swim Ontario’s Board-approved and Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport approved 2016-2017 Quest for Gold Selection Criteria and Application form.

Questions regarding Quest for Gold can be directed to Rachel Klein, Sport Development Manager at rklein@synchroontario.com.

 

2016-17 Q4G Selection Criteria

2016-17 Q4G Application Form

 

Synchro Swimmers Dive into Workshops with Legendary Choreographer Stephan Miermont

Oct 21, 2016   //   by Doug Shirton   //   Latest News  //  Comments Off on Synchro Swimmers Dive into Workshops with Legendary Choreographer Stephan Miermont

October 12, 2016

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The Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club was treated to a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographer Stephan Miermont last week.

Miermont – a former Cirque du Soleil performer and world championship synchronized swimmer himself – is founder and director of Aquartist, a water show production company specializing in synchronized swimming, water shows, underwater shows and mermaids.

With Aquartist, Miermont travels the world working with national synchronized swimming teams – most recently several teams competing at this past summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.

Since 2003, he has choreographed synchronized swimming routines for teams in China, Japan, Italy, France, England, Czech Republic and the United States – resulting in two gold medals, 16 silver medals, seven bronze medals and 41 finalist routines from World Championships and Olympic Games.

During his stop at the Etobicoke Olympium last week, Miermont not only worked with the Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club’s talented young swimmers on their routines, but he also ran a Synchro Swim Ontario coaches’ choreography clinic with 48 coaches from across the province.

Synchro Survey for Ontario Families

Oct 18, 2016   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Synchro Survey for Ontario Families

Hello Synchro Families!

Synchro Swim Ontario is requesting that each family with one (or more) swimmers who are 20 years old or underplease respond to the short survey below (the survey takes about 5 minutes to complete).

This survey is part of our Provincial “Learn to Train” Program, and asks questions about your experience with synchro, and your reasons for choosing synchro for your child.
Your answers will assist us with building and continually improving our programming in Ontario. Survey submissions are anonymous.
 
 
Link to survey:
 
 
 
 
Please assist us by answering this survey by Wednesday October 26

 

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