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2016-17 Learn to Train Programming Initative

Jul 19, 2016   //   by editor   //   Competitive, High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on 2016-17 Learn to Train Programming Initative

SSO is thrilled to launch the new Learn to Train Programming Initiative for 2016-17. Details on the L2T program can be found in this document:

L2T Program Information

*Note that participation in L2T Programming Clinics is 100% based on Club nomination; clubs are responsible for sending registration lists of selected athletes to SSO by August 15, 2016.

2016-17 T2T 2.0 HPAD Selection

Jul 11, 2016   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on 2016-17 T2T 2.0 HPAD Selection

As per the posted Selection Criteria, selection to the 2016-2017 “Train to Train 2.0” High Performance Athlete Development Program was to be communicated by June 30, 2016 with notification of successful athletes communicated first to the Head Coach and Club President of the Club of the selected athlete. This was completed on June 30th. Following this communicated protocol, and successful communication to the applicable clubs, Synchro Swim Ontario has now posted a full selection memo for all members to view. Congratulations to all athletes selected.

2016-17 T2T HPAD Selected Athletes

SSO Announces 11-12 & 13-15 Provincial Teams

Jun 23, 2016   //   by editor   //   Competitive, High Performance, Latest News  //  Comments Off on SSO Announces 11-12 & 13-15 Provincial Teams

Synchro Swim Ontario is pleased to officially announce the 2016 11-12 & 13-15 Provincial Teams that will represent Ontario and Canada at the 2016 UANA Pan Am Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico from August 30-September 5. The athletes, who represent nine different provincial member clubs, participated in a three-phase selection process and will begin training for the UANA Championships in August.

Synchro Swim Ontario wishes to congratulate all of the athletes who participated in the 11-12 & 13-15 Provincial Team selection process from February to June, as well as the final selected teams.

Members of the 2016 11-12 Provincial Team are:

BARTER, Maia  (Nepean Synchro)

BLAINEY, Rachel (Granite Synchro)

GOETTISHEIM, Tara  (Durham Synchro)

GRAY, Charlotte (Granite Synchro)

LAPIERRE, Meaghan (Gloucester Synchro)

RAYBOULD, Jasmine (Olympium Synchro)

SEED, Francesca (Olympium Synchro)

SWALES, Alexa (Granite Synchro)

WALLACE, Cailyn (Burlington Synchro)

ZAVITZ, Cassandra (Waterloo Regional Synchro)


Members of the 2016 13-15 Provincial Team are:

BELLANTONE, Laura (Variety Village Synchro)

ENNS, Marissa (Olympium Synchro)

FINN, Scarlett (Granite Synchro)

INNANEN, Myka (Waterloo Regional Synchro)

MAURAN, MacKenzie (Granite Synchro)

MELKOUMOV, Audrey (Granite Synchro)

MITCHELL, Lauren (Waterloo Regional Synchro)

WHITTEN, Madeline (Variety Village Synchro)

DAVIS, Delaney – Official Alternate Placement (KW Synchro)

INNANEN, Alayna – Development Placement  (Waterloo Regional Synchro)


SSO is also pleased to welcome a full complement of coaches to support our athletes, including our newly-selected Apprentice Coaches, who will be working in a development capacity with our athletes this summer. Working with Head Coach Elena Podolsy and Assistant Coach Julia Maclean on the 11-12 Team, will be Rhiannon Major. Working with Head Coach Chihiro Ishii and Assistant Coach Brooke Whitney on the 13-15 Team, will be Meagan Caulfield. All coaches will work under the experienced direction of Program Lead, Sheilagh Croxon.

We are excited to begin this wonderful journey with our athlete & coaching team this August!

SSO Summer Student Position

May 30, 2016   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on SSO Summer Student Position

Summer Student Position – Apply by June 3rd

Synchro Swim Ontario has a Summer Student Employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual that is passionate about sport and works effectively in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment, who would like to assist in advancing synchronized swimming at community and provincial levels. The successful candidate will be assigned various projects involving communications with focus on digital technology and assisting with implementation of events, programs and office administration.

Click here for more Details & Full Job Description (Application closes at 5pm on Friday June 3rd)


Launch of New Innovative Programs for the 2016-2017 Season

May 26, 2016   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Press Release  //  Comments Off on Launch of New Innovative Programs for the 2016-2017 Season

Synchro Swim Ontario is very excited to announce a number of new and innovative Sport Development programs for the upcoming 2016-2017 season as outlined in the attachment below:

Launch of New and Innovative Programs for 2016-17 (pdf download)

This announcement has been made possible through our recently approved grant applications by our Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as well as Coach Association of Ontario (CAO).

We are extremely grateful to our funders, whose understanding and support make possible, the steps we are taking on our Journey to Excellence.

Please direct any questions regarding the Sport Development Programs to Rachel Klein at


Re-posted Apprentice Coach Positions for 2016 Provincial Team

May 17, 2016   //   by editor   //   Coaching, High Performance, Latest News  //  Comments Off on Re-posted Apprentice Coach Positions for 2016 Provincial Team
Synchro Swim Ontario is re-posting our open positions for Apprentice Coaches of the 2016 Provincial Teams until Friday May 27 only. One Apprentice Coach for each the 11-12 and 13-15 Teams will be selected.
Applications are due by 12pm on Friday May 27.
To apply, please email your resume to
Read the re-posted job description here.
About the Apprentice Coach Position:
The Apprentice Coach position is a volunteer coaching placement, and is a tremendous development opportunity for young coaches looking to grow in the sport. As an Apprentice Coach, you will work in conjunction with the 2016 Provincial Team Coaching Staff, and SSO HP/Technical Lead Sheilagh Croxon, gaining first-hand experience working with some of Canada’s top high performance coaches in both a local and an international competition training environment.
Apprentice coaches will also have the opportunity to travel with the Provincial Teams to the UANA Pan Am Championships in Puerto Rico this August.
Please read the re-posted Job Description linked below for further details of the position and requirements, and note the tentative training/competition dates below which Apprentice Coaches would be required to attend:
June Selection Camp
June 18, 2016 2:30pm-8:00pm
June 19, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm
Pre-Competition Training Camp
August 8, 2016 – August 29, 2016
Tentative 7:30am-3:00pm daily (with 4-5 scheduled off-days)
Toronto (Olympium)
UANA Pan Am Championships
August 30, 2016 – September 5, 2016
Puerto Rico


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