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Please see attached Job Description for the Summer Program Coach being hired by SSM to promote and develop our sport!

Summer Program Coach Job Posting-2016

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.



April 10, 2016 Message from Desiree Vanderwel,

SSM President.

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.  


March 19, 2016 Message from Desiree Vanderwel,

SSM President.

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



March 7, 2016 Message from Desiree Vanderwel, SSM President.

​ 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!


Please keep your eyes on this space for upcoming call for volunteers to assist with Espoir coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 31 - June 5, 2016 being hosted at Pan Am Pool.

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


MAY 2016

SSM Board are very sad to inform you that Allison Gervais has decided not to return to her position as the Executive Director of SSM.  They wish her all the best in her future endeavours and hope that she and a her family enjoy having her at home!  A very BIG thank you to Allison for all she has done for SSM in her position of Executive Director since 2007.

The board will now go ahead with trying to find a new Executive Director to replace her.  Please see attached information.

SSM ED - Position Available



MARCH 2016

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

SSM is proud to announce that yet another athlete was a recipient of the Sport Manitoba Women to Watch grant this month.  More congrats this time to Cassandra Phaneuf!


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

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.

Please see events calendar for confirmed Synchro Instructor course and soon to be announced dates for a Level 1 Officials course.


SSM will have its AGM.

SSM will be hosting Canadian Espoir Championship June 2016 please look out for volunteer call!!


Events calendar has been updated.

Keep you eyes open for the October SSM AGM information that will be coming out soon.  If you have questions about positions that may be open please contact Gina McGuffin or Desiree Vanderwel.

JULY 2015

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

MAY 2015

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!


Congratulations 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

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


Congratulations 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.

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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