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AquaSquirts water orientation program is designed for children aged 11 and under who want to experience the joy of twisting and hanging upside down in the water. It is a great intro to synchronized swimming.
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SSM will be hosting a level 1 judges clinic February

24th & 25th!

The clinic will be held at Sport Manitoba (145 Pacific Avenue)

The clinic will be free of charge to all participants.

Tentative times for the clinic are:

Friday: 5pm-9pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Times will be confirmed by Friday February 10th, 2017 at the latest.

If you would like to register for this clinic please contact Hayleigh Bell at

execdirector@synchromb.ca by February 21st, 2017. 

We will also be hosting a level 2 clinic the weekend of March 11th and 12th that will be organized to flow with the Marjorie Simpson Tournament.  In order to attend this clinic you must be a level 1 judge.  If you would like to register for this clinic please contact Hayleigh Bell at execdirector@synchromb.ca by March 6th, 2017.

Synchro Swim Manitoba would like to congratulate the following athletes on receiving the 2016-17 Athlete Grant Award:

Katie Bernard

Tamara Chaput

Mariana Montes


Synchro Swim is Happy to Announce the Board Members for the 2016-17 Season

President- Desiree vanderwel

Past President- Gina McGuffin

Treasurer- Sharon Trevena

Secretary- Elaine Hochman

Operations Chair- Chrissie Dysievick

Technical Chair- Carly Ayres

Volunteer Resources- Doris Wolf

Competition Chair- Kim Reimer

Development Chair- Holly Hjartarson

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new board members and thank our previous board members Jeff Villeneuve and Lisa Butler for all the hard work they have contributed to our sport!

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Meet our Provincial Team

11 – 15:

ASHCROFT, Charlotte


CHAPUT, Tamara


DAVIS, Olivia


DYCK, Kendi





MARTIN, Stefanie


YIP, Maxine

15 and over:


CURRIE, Carolyn




PHANUEF, Cassandra



Please be advised that the 2016/17 forms have been published to the website.  You can find them under About SSM: Forms



Synchro Swim Manitoba  would like to congratulate Kim Reimer, who was named the "Synchro Canada Grassroots Volunteer of the Year".  Kim has been active with SSM for years -- most recently serving as ​assistant scorekeeper, ​Volunteer Coordinator and ​filling in as ​co-Competitions Chair (with Diane Rutherford) -- and has also been very active at the Club level.  The award is well deserved!  Kim will accepted her award at the Synchro Canada Gala Celebration and Awards Dinner in Montreal.

We would also like to congratulate Kim Reimer and Diane Rutherford as recipients of the Synchro Canada Certificate of Merit, for their service in organizing Synchro Canada meets (Westerns and Espoir



Check out the videos from Espoir on the Synchro Canada Website!  http://livestream.com/accounts/802858/events/5470967

Aquatica Synchro Club and Steinbach Synchro are excited to announce that they have joined forces and merged into one club. Recreational and competitive programs in Steinbach will now be run through Aquatica Synchro Club. For information please visit



Congratulations . . . . . . . .

to Holly Ediger on her appointment as Head Coach for Aquatica and being selected as an Apprentice Coach with the 13-15 Team Canada Team.

Also to Lisa Butler, Head Coach of Thunder Bay, who has also been her selected as an Apprentice Coach with the 13-15 Team Canada Team.

to the athletes on being named to the 2015 Canada Winter Games Team!

Julia Cantafio
Danielle Carnegie
Carolyn Currie
Sarah Currie
Sharee Hochman
Brianna Johnson
Kaitlyn Krywy
Kayla McMurchy
Elisa Santin
Caitlin Sunstrum

All 15 athletes trying out trained very hard all summer. All swimmers should be proud of themselves.

to Cassandra Phaneuf as the recipient of the Sport Manitoba Women to Watch grant this month.   Congrats Cassandra!!

to Caitlyn Sunstrum as one of the recipients of the Sport Manitoba Women to Watch grant this month.  Congrats Caitlyn!!

to Allison and Mike Gervais and their two daughters welcomed Jagger James to their family on July 2

to the Solos and Duets that have been selected from the Canada Winter Games Squad to represent Manitoba at the Games in February.

                                 Solos:  Kayla McMurchy and Elisa Santin

                                 Duets: Sarah Currie/Danielle Carnegie and

                                                Kayla McMurchy and Caityn Sunstrum



Message from SSM President

Desiree Vanderwel

April 2016

Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, and parents who attended the Crocus Challenge this weekend at Pan Am Pool.  It was an incredibly busy weekend for all, but it was wonderful to see so many participating in the sport that we all love.  Special thanks to the Winnipeg Synchro Team for hosting this event, especially Cheryl Yip (meet manager), Moni Fricke (volunteer coordinator), Nadia Chaput (announcer), Dominique Landers (hospitality), Jamie Owens (Awards), and Kenneth Landgraff (Music), and all the hard-working volunteers.  Special thanks also to Doris Wolfe from Winnipeg Synchro and the Thunder Bay Crew for providing much needed help with the Synchro Canada testing event. 

At this time I would like to thank key SSM volunteers who have helped at this meet and all season, devoting hundreds of hours, mostly behind the scenes, to make our competitions such a success.  We all owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to Kim Reimer and Diane Rutherford, who stepped up serve in the role of Competition Chair, which an unbelievable amount of work.  Another massive job that goes largely unnoticed is Scorekeeping -- thank you, Sharon Trevena and Kim Reimer, for serving as Head Scorer at our meets.  Thanks also to our two Head Referees, Cindy Ediger and Gina McGuffin, who have kept our meets running smoothly and providing advice as needed.  Our Chief Official, Laura Ealing, and our Officials Chair, Allison Gervais, were also invaluable, thank you so much:  where would this sport be without our Officials?  And, last but not least, many thanks to the wonderful Connel Trevena, Music Chair and all-round computer guru, who helps out even though he does NOT have a daughter who used to swim!  Also many thanks to Kim Knowles -- not a volunteer, but someone who took on the difficult task of filling in as Executive Director while Allison is on leave. 

And finally, thank you to the coaches and parents who have guided

our athletes and provided support. 

I hope to see everyone at Espoir!  If you aren't swimming, please consider volunteering!

Finally -- you may have noticed Renee Kardash, a professional photographer, on deck taking pictures during Crocus. 

She expects to have the photos available on-line at www.reneekardashphotography.pixieset.com shortly. 

Visit the web-site, select our competition, the photographs will be categorized by day and event.  


Message from SSM President

Desiree Vanderwel

March 2016

Congratulations to all of our swimmers, coaches, judges, and parents who are returning from the 2016 National Qualifiers in beautiful Quebec City.  Manitoba was there in strength, with 25 athletes participating in many events (figures, solos, duets, and teams for both 13-15 and Juniors; as well as Combo)!  Many athletes improved on their “personal best” scores; some teams had their best performance of the year to date; and ALL did a fine job representing our province.

Congratulations to the following routines who have qualified to attend 2016 Nationals (Espoir and Canadian Open)

13-15 Duet

Carolyn Currie and Stefanie Martin (Winnipeg Synchro)

Junior Duet

Kayla McMurchy and Caitlyn Sunstrum (Winnipeg Synchro)

13-15 Solo 

Carolyn Currie (Winnipeg Synchro)

Junior Solos 

Sharee Hochman (Winnipeg Synchro)

Kayla McMurchy (Winnipeg Synchro)


Winnipeg Synchro 13-15N Team

coached by Sarah Benson

Charlotte Ashcroft; Tamara Chaput; Carolyn Currie; Lily Danis; Claire Depasquale; Kendi Dyck; Jorja Koziuk; Stefanie Martin; Alyssa Mederios; Maxine Yip


Thunder Bay Blue Team

coached by Lisa Butler

Kimberly Geils; Brianna Johnson; Kaitlyn Kyrwy, Ally Kortes-Miller; Elora Ray; Emily Scocchia; Julia  Villeneuve

Winnipeg Synchro Combo Team

Coached by Karen Land and Jennifer Land

Tamar Chaput; Carolyn Currie; Naomi Balsillie; Kendell Desmarais; Sharee Hochman; Myra Landers; Stephanie Martin; Kayla McMurchy; Cassandra Phanuef; Laurie Preston; Caitlin Sunstrum.

Well done ladies!!

Join us at The Crocus Challenge

Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10, 2016

at the Crocus Challenge at Pan Am Pool

to see these athletes compete. 

See event calendar for the schedule


Thanks again for everyone's work to make Marj Simpson a successful competition.  I think it was the smoothest one yet!  I know that some of you put in as much time into synchro as our athletes do, your efforts are very much appreciated.  Heather, I hope you can pass my thanks on to your club members, I saw many volunteers contributing but I do not have all of their e-mail addresses.   And Sharon, I hope you can pass my thanks on to Connell, who helps not only with music but with keeping our hardware running smoothly for score keeping.

I hope you all had a chance to watch, it is wonderful to see the improvement as we move through the competition year.


Congratulations to the to the following routines who have qualified to attend 2016 National Qualifiers

13-15 Duet Teams

Winnipeg Synchro Teams

Carolyn Currie and Stephanie Martin

Tamara Chaput and Lilly Danis

Junior Duet Teams

Kayla McMurchy and Caitlyn Sunstrum from

Winnipeg Synchro

Kaitlyn Krwy and Julia Villeneuve from

Thunder Bay

13-15 Solos 

Carolyn Currie  Winnipeg Synchro

Tamara Chaput Winnipeg Synchro

Junior Solos 

Sharee Hochman  Winnipeg Synchro

Kayla McMurchy Winnipeg Synchro

All national level teams automatically qualify to attend the Event

Well done ladies!!


we are very happy to announce that Diane rutherford, long time SSM member has agreed to chair the organizing committee for the Espoir competition that is being hosted at Pan Am pool May 31 - June 5, 2016.  since her appointment she has been busy beginning the planning process.  thank you Diane!

Thanks to those who attended the SSM Agm on Tuesday October 27, 2015.

The synchro community said good bye and thanked Pam Pyke for her role as competition chair on the board for the last two years.

Des Vanderwel will begin a two year term as SSM president and gina McGuffin remains on as the past president.  thanks gina!

Past Winnipeg synchro president Elaine Hochman begins a two year term as the secretary having vacated her role as volunteer chair to assume her new role.

See the full list of the new board on the website.

SSM is still looking for a competition chair if you are interested in mentoring in this role please contact Des or Gina.





Meet the clubs

Aquatica Synchro
Flin Flon Creighton Aquadoves

Steinbach Synchro
Thunder Bay Synchro
Winnipeg Synchro Swim Club




Latest News & Media


Bits and Bites...

Manitoba athletes had the opportunity to work with Stephanie Leclair, former Olympian, at Cindy Klassen Pool on December 19 and 20 as part of the Developing Talent Program.

Reviews and feedback from athletes and coaches is that it was a great opportunity and a fun time was had by all!!

Thanks goes to Sheilagh Croxon for coming to Manitoba to work with athletes, coaches and parents!  A fun time was had by all and lots learned!

Also thanks to volunteers for assisting with the November skills Competition.  Well done athletes for your participation!  Hope you learned lots for your new season.

Aquatica Synchro Club is looking for a Head Coach.  Please see attached information.  Head Coach Job Posting Aquatica

Check out the many summer synchro camps and try it days here!

Canada Winter Games coverage will be streamed live and archived. Click here to watch!

The Team was featured on CTV News on Saturday January 17, 2015.  Check it out!

Thank you to our coaches Sarah and Holly and other service providers for all they did to bring the girls together and to get to this point.

Finally, thank you to the families for billeting athletes, driving to and from cities and facilities, cooking, packing lunches and believing in your daughters!

JUNE 2014

SSM CWG 2015 Summer Training Calendar


MAY 2014

SSM is still selling sterling silver synchro charms at CPI and Crocus!    They are made by a local Manitoban Metalsmith, Krista Reid.

August 2013

The FINA figures for 2013-2017 have been announced. Please see the video of the figures released by Synchro Canada on Dartfish - here.


Please visit the SSM web site frequently for club and other synchro news and resources.

Clubs can contact us at execdirector@synchromb.ca to get their news & events posted on our web site.


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