About Us

ABOUT US

Synchro Nova Scotia is an incorporated not for profit sport organization.  It is a branch of the national body, Synchro Canada, and subscribes to and supports their objectives;

  1. To promote, teach, foster and improve the sport of Synchronized Swimming.
  2. To stimulate public opinion in favour of providing proper accommodations, adequate facilities and trained personnel for teaching and developing synchronized swimming.
  3. To regulate amateur synchronized swimming under its jurisdiction and deal with any infringements thereof.
  4. To establish and maintain standards of certification of coaches and officials.

 

Synchro Nova Scotia Mission Statement

To promote, develop and support synchronized swimming through the implementation of an integrated sport system that is accessible to all Nova Scotians by providing opportunities for enjoyment and the pursuit of individual’s goals.

 

Synchro Nova Scotia Services

In an effort to meet its objectives, Synchro Nova Scotia provides a multitude of services to the general public as well as those individuals directly involved in the Synchro community.  Some of these services include;

  • Acting as a reference and resource throughout the province for all matters relating to Synchro at a local, Atlantic, national and international level. This involves providing access to instructional videos, courses, consultations and various communication efforts such as newsletters and promotional presentations.
  • Taking a leadership role on the Atlantic Development Committee which is the main decision making body for the development of programs, rules and regulations affecting Atlantic Competitions.
  • Attending relevant Synchro Canada events to represent the concerns and viewpoints of Nova Scotia Athletes and Officials and to communicate national developments to the local community.
  • Organizing courses and skill clinics for athletes, officials, judges and coaches while ensuring the maintenance of standards in sport service delivery
  • Sponsoring and organizing all provincial, inter-provincial and, in turn, Atlantic competitions held in Nova Scotia
  • Developing and monitoring several initiatives to enhance the “Fair Play” philosophy, technical excellence and sportsmanship in synchro including Coach Code of Ethics and Behaviour, Swimmer Contracts, Athlete-Centered Policy, and Equity and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures.

 

Board of Directors / Members at Large

Each Board position is a volunteer commitment with the exception of the Executive Director’s position which is a part-time paid appointment.

Board of Directors

President Maurice Hurley
Past President Mirella Furlan
Secretary Lynda Ozere
Synchro Executive Director Pam Kidney
Vice President Administration vacant
Vice President Technical Maurice Hurley
Vice President Advanced Training Misty James
Coaches Chair Faye Evans
Officials Chair Allison Balan
Competitions Chair Lisa Hernon
Athletes’ Representative/Fair Play Alexa Armitage
Provincial Team Head Coach Ally Merrill
Provincial Team Manager/ Asst. Coach Faye Evans
Canada Games Coach Ally Merrill
Canada Games Team Manager Faye Evans
Members at Large
Participation Chair Kim Deveau
Historian Nina Evans
Publicity Vacant
Awards Vacant

 

Working Committees

Technical Committee Vice President Technical Maurice Hurley
  Participations Chair Kim Deveau
  Competitions Chair Lisa Hernon
  Officials Chair Allison Balan
  Coaches Chair Faye Evans
  Athlete’s Rep Alexa Armitage

 

Admnistration Committee Vice President Administration Vacant
Secretary Lynda Ozere
Historian Nina Evans
Publicity/ Marketing Chair Vacant
Awards Chair Vacant
Advanced Training Committee VP Advanced Training Misty James
Canada Games Coach Vacant
Canada Games Manager Vacant