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RTC-ON Program Announcements

Jul 20, 2018   //   by Jennifer Knobbs   //   High Performance, Latest News, Press Release  //  Comments Off on RTC-ON Program Announcements


Toronto, Ontario – July 12, 2018 – The Regional Training Centre Ontario (RTC-ON) is
now under the direction of Synchro Swim Ontario, including technical oversight and
alignment with Synchro Canada. RTC-ON funding and services support is provided
through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program of the Canadian
Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the NextGen
Program of Own the Podium through Synchro Canada Synchro Swim Ontario and the
Legacy partnership with the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC). We would like to
acknowledge these partners for the significant contributions and support provided to the
delivery of state of the art RTC-ON programming and world class facilities, which allows
us to pass on savings to the athletes through reduced fees for the overall quality
services at RTC-ON.

Synchro Swim Ontario’s athlete high performance pathway, which peaks with RTC-ON
programming, is supported by the incredible capacity and infrastructure available at
TPASC and CSIO and made possible through the funding partners outlined above. As
we continue to strive for excellence and continuous improvement, SSO through the
RTC-ON is very excited to announce several new high performance programs that will
commence in September. These initiatives are intended to increase the reach to more
athletes as well as strengthen the capacity within our member clubs across our province
and provide greater exposure to the RTC-ON. In our continuing partnership with the
Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, we will be implementing these pilot programs
introducing several new tiers of RTC support for the 2018-2019 season.

The RTC Tier Structure will allow for greater athlete development throughout the high
performance pathway and will increase the access to RTC-ON and CSIO’s expertise in
sport science at an earlier stage in the athlete’s development and to a wider audience
from across our regions. The programs being introduced are designed to allow for three
different levels of involvement with the RTC-ON.

Tier 1: Daily Training Environment at TPASC – Junior/Senior
Tier 2: Daily Training Environment Satellite – Junior/Senior
Tier 3: RTC Next Gen Program

Enclosed with this announcement, we are excited to present three flyers for these
unique programs that will provide the information to our sport community of the next
steps being taken in expanding the high performance pathway in Artistic Swimming in
the province of Ontario. By creating stronger club connections as well as engaging the
community and athletes into areas of sport science and integrated support teams, we
hope to further enhance our development of all athletes and coaches in the province and
build more world-class athletes on our continued Journey to Excellence.

For more information about these new RTC-ON High Performance programs, please
contact Jennifer Koptie at [email protected]


RTC Senior Flyer

RTC Junior Flyer

RTC NextGen Flyer


Athletes named to RTC-ON

Jul 6, 2017   //   by Jennifer Knobbs   //   Latest News, Press Release  //  Comments Off on Athletes named to RTC-ON

Synchro Swim Ontario is excited by Synchro Canada‘s announcement naming 19 athletes to the 2017-2018 Regional Training Centre – Ontario (RTC_ON). We look forward to many new successes in the season ahead. Congratulations to all 19 athletes! Thank you to our partners at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and Ministry Of Tourism, Culture & Sport for their continued support of our sport. #ontarioproud  #synchroswimontario #synchroincanada

Athletes named to Synchro Canada’s Regional Training Centre – Ontario in Toronto

Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Feb 23, 2017   //   by editor   //   High Performance, Latest News, Press Release, Synchro Ontario  //  Comments Off on Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Announcement of 2019 Canada Games Plan, NEW Junior Provincial Team, and UPDATED 11-12/13-15 Provincial Team Competition Info

Please see details below of three exciting announcements from Synchro Swim Ontario:
1) Release of SSO’s 2019 Canada Games Team Plan (2 year development program, encompassing 2017 Provincial Teams)
2) Addition of a 2017 JUNIOR Provincial Team (Selection Criteria now online)
3) Announcement of 11-12, 13-15 & Junior Provincial Team Summer Competition 
Any questions related to the information below can be directed to Rachel Klein at [email protected]
Documents referred to are posted online under High Performance.
SSO is excited to announce our improved, innovative, and comprehensive 2019 Canada Games Team Plan, which will encompass this summer’s Provincial Team programming. 
After review of the 2015 Canada Games Team program and results, and in alignment with the development of the 2017-2020 SSO High Performance Plan, it was determined that a new development program, training plan, and selection process was required. It was decided that Ontario should implement a 2-year training and team development plan that monitors a larger pool of athletes in Year 1 (2017-18) and selects the final team earlier in Year 2 (2018-19).
A more detailed explanation of the above information, including Canada Games Teams FAQs, can be found in the posted “2019 Canada Games Team Plan” document.
To kick-off Year 1 of the 2019 Canada Games Team Plan, we are excited to announce, that in addition to the previously posted 11-12 &13-15 Provincial Teams, SSO will be adding a Junior (16-18) Provincial Team program for the summer of 2017. Only the Junior (16-18) & 13-15 Teams will fall under the 2019 Canada Games Team Training Pool, in alignment with the 2019 Canada Winter Games age eligibility.
The new Junior (16-18) Team Selection Criteria has now been posted online on the High Performance page. Junior Provincial Team Trials Phase I will take place at the Hilton Invitational.
Any 16-18/FINA Junior Athletes interested in attending the first Phase of Provincial Team Trials at Hilton should register on E-Reg by Wednesday March 15th. 
Please use the NEW E-Reg Meet called “Junior Provincial Team Trials Phase 1” & use the payment form sent via SSO Communications on February 23rd. Registrations should be directed to [email protected].
For the 2017 Summer Provincial Teams Programs, Ontario has decided that all three teams (11-12, 13-15 & Junior/16-18) will travel to Edmonton, Alberta to compete in the SYNC Invitational from July 26-29th. This information has been updated in the posted 11-12 & 13-15 Selection Criteria.

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 


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 [email protected]


RTC Gala Watershow April 19th

Apr 7, 2016   //   by editor   //   Latest News, Press Release  //  Comments Off on RTC Gala Watershow April 19th

Come out the RTC Gala Watershow on April 19th at TPASC!

Show begins at 7pm and will include performances by the RTC-Ontario athletes heading to the Canadian Open in Calgary,  selected development and grassroots teams from across the province, and special guest performers Jacqueline Simoneau & Karine Thomas – our Canadian Olympic-bound duet!
Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 if you are wearing your club jacket)
Hope to see you there!
GalaWatershowPoster (2)

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