About Us

ABOUT US

Synchro Nova Scotia is an incorporated not for profit sports 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 sports system that is accessible to all Nova Scotians by providing opportunities for enjoyment and the pursuit of an 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 sports 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 Nadine Jewer
Past President Maurice Hurley
Secretary Lynda Ozere
Synchro Executive Director Pam Kidney
Vice President Administration Paul Jewer
Vice President Technical Paetra Addison
Vice President Advanced Training Misty James
Coaches Chair Laura Casey
Officials Chair Allison Balan
Competitions Chair Faye Evans
Athletes’ Representative/Fair Play TBD
Canada Games Co-Lead Coach Elizabeth Cullen
Canada Games Co-Lead Coach Faye Evans
Members at Large
Participation Chair vacant
Historian Nina Evans
Marketing/Publicity Alison Bryan
Awards vacant

 

Working Committees

Technical Committee Vice President Technical Paetra Addison
  Participations Chair vacant
  Competitions Chair Faye Evans
  Officials Chair Allison Balan
  Coaches Chair Laura Casey
  Athlete’s Rep TBD

 

Administration Committee Vice President Administration Paul Jewer
Secretary Lynda Ozere
Historian Nina Evans
Publicity/ Marketing Chair Alison Bryan
Awards Chair vacant

 

Advanced Training Committee VP Advanced Training Misty James
Canada Games Co-Lead Coach Elizabeth Cullen
Canada Games Co-Lead Coach Faye Evans