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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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The 2017 AGM will be held on October 19, 2017 at 630pm at Pan Am Pool

SSM would like to congratulate the following athletes on being selected for the 2017-18 Provincial Travelling Team:

Carolyn Currie

Jorja Koziuk

Laurie Preston 

Lily Danis 

Maxine Yip

Myra Landers

Naomi Balsillie

Rita Khalil

Stefanie Maritn 

Tamara Chaput

These girls have worked extremely hard for a spot on this team, and will be travelling to Las Vegas in November.  Way to go ladies!


Laura Ealing will be running a Level 1 Judges Clinic September 30-October 1, 2017

To register please e-mail execdirector@synchromb.ca by

September 7, 2017

Synchro Swim Manitoba will be hosting the following Coaching Clinics:

Synchro Instructor Course:

Location: Winnipeg
Address: Cindy Klassen

September 29, 2017: 5pm-8pm

September 30, 2017: 10am-4pm

October 1, 2017: 1pm-530pm

For registration forms please contact SSM at execdirector@synchromb.ca

Comp Intro Course:

Location: Winnipeg
Address: Cindy Klassen

October 28, 2017: 9am-4pm

October 29, 2017: 9am-4pm

For registration forms please contact SSM at execdirector@synchromb.ca


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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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.





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Employment Opportunity:

SSM is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Development Coordinator

Summer Program Coach

We will begin consideration of applications on Friday, March 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact have applicants contact me at execdirector@synchromb.ca


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.


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The Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity. Click here to learn more.

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