April 2016 News

National Qualifiers

Our athletes came home with ribbons from the National Qualifier!! BC Aquasonics Junior Team placed 5th in the Junior Team Routine event and 6th with their championship score – the best finish at the National Qualifier for a BC Junior team since the Qualifier event was introduced in 2013.

Nancy Zhang and Cameron Blades – our Junior Duet – also qualified for the Canadian Open at this event, placing 16th in the country, earning one of the Top 20 spots required to move onto Nationals.

Our 13-15s also had a great week, placing 15th in routine and 18th with their championship score out of 28 teams from across the country.

Be sure to check out the press release on our website and the links to the media coverage on our Facebook page. Full results are posted at Synchro Canada: http://www.qualifier2016.ca/schedule-results/

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Mabel Moran Championships

Good luck to our Provincial Stream and Recreational Teams at the Mabel Moran Championships at Watermania this month! We can’t wait to see you all show how hard you have worked to create some very spectacular routines. The National Stream teams will also be joining the meet on Saturday for a showcase event of all the qualifying routines.

Parents: To volunteer at this meet, sign-up online here. For those of you who are new to meet volunteering, the prime jobs are those on deck during the events your child is swimming where you get the best view of their swim. During figures, these are the figure scorer positions and during routines look for timer and runner positions. All are simple! Any time spent volunteering counts towards your Club Family Commitment Points.

Synchro BC Raffle

You should have all received your Synchro BC Raffle Tickets – if not, please contact your Team Parent or Tammy Lyon at vp@bcaquasonics.com. Every family will receive 1 book of tickets (1/2 a book for each Star 3-4 family) to sell – but you get to keep the money for any tickets sold. There are 10 tickets in each book and each ticket sells for $5 each. Half the cost of the tickets will be billed on your account as a fundraiser for Synchro BC. The balance of funds you can keep for yourself as a fundraiser for you. Or you can put your own name on all the tickets and give yourself a chance of winning the cash prizes.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR TICKET STUBS TO YOUR TEAM PARENT THIS WEEK.

The draw will be held April 9th at 1pm at the Mable Moran Meet. Good luck!

Year End Watershow & AGM: May 28

Mark your calendars for the Year End Watershow (11:30am) and our Annual General Meeting (9:30am) on May 28 at Surrey Sport and Leisure. This meeting is where we will hold the elections for the 2016-2017 Executive. We will also have a presentation by Coach Tanya Magee for rec parents who want to know more about moving to competitive synchro.

2 FCP points are given to each family attending the meeting.

Watershow Entry Fee

There was some confusion about the entry fee for the March Watershow. This year, funds raised through the entry fee help to pay for our pool costs, which will be nearly $60,000 this year. In the past funds raised at the Watershow were used to establish a Scholarship Fund.

Our next watershow is on May 28th and the entry fee will once again be $5 per adult, including parents. You are always welcome to attend practices to watch for free.

Thank you for your support!

Nominations for 2016-2017 BC Aquasonics Executive

Online nominations are now open to nominate directors for the 2016-2017 BC Aquasonics Executive. Any member in good standing can be nominated for a position. Members are parents of athletes under age 19 or athletes age 19 and older. Accounts must be up to date to be considered in good standing.

Nominations must be received in advance by May 18th – no nominations from the floor. Each person nominated must agree to the nomination and be nominated by two other members. Names of the nominees will be emailed to all members in advance of the AGM.

Click here to go to the online nominations form.

All Executive positions are elected annually. Nominations can be made specifically for the President and Vice President-Finance positions or for a Director position. Once elected the Executive will determine out of those elected who will act as Secretary, Vice President or hold one of the Director portfolios which include marketing, sponsorship & business development, human resources, legal & risk management, and membership services. Please consider running!

Summer Training

The following Summer training program will be available for National Stream athletes or those wishing to try-out for National Stream next season:

  • Talent ID Try-Outs – Prep Training: June 6 & 8, 4-7pm, SSLC (with Susan)
  • Conditioning and Choreography Training: Mondays and Wednesday, June 13-July 20 (no training June 27 or 29), 4-7pm, SSLC

Watch the Synchro Store for registration for these programs. You will be able to register for as many or as few dates as you wish.

What’s Coming Up

April 8th – 10th Mable Moran Championships (All Athletes, All Levels)

No training at SSLC; Sunday Training for NS Teams at CCAC

April 16th No training at SSLC
April 17th No training at CCAC
April 25th – May 1st Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships , Calgary, AB (Junior National Stream Team)
April 29th – May 1 No training at SSLC
May 13th – 15th Jean Peters Provincial Championships, Nanaimo, BC (All Provincial Stream Teams)
May 28th AGM, 9:30am and Club Watershow, 11:30am, SSLC
May 28th Online Registration Opens for 2016-17 Season
May 30th – June 5th Espoir National Championships, Winnipeg, MB (13-15 National Stream Team)
June 6th & 8th Prep Training for Synchro BC Talent ID Try-Outs
June 11 – 12th Synchro BC Talent ID Program Try-Outs
June 13 – July 20th: M/W Summer Games Teams Training, SSLC
June 13 – July 20th: M/W National Stream Optional Conditioning & Choreography Training
June 24 – 30th Synchro BC Top 12 Routine Camp (tentative)
June 30th Early Bird Registration Deadline for 2016-17 Season
July 21st – 24th BC Summer Games, Abbotsford, BC
Aug 8th – Sept 1st Synchro BC Top 12 Training Camp
August 29th National Stream Trials Begin
September 7th Provincial Stream Synchro Begins