Awards

Ricoh Sport Awards

The Ricoh Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors and volunteers from around the province – all of whom have contributed to sport in Nova Scotia. These individuals represent the best of amateur sport, not only by virtue of their athletic achievement but also through their dedication and commitment to sport.

These awards take place in the latter part of May. Synchro Nova Scotia nominates winners in six categories as shown below. The call for nominations is sent out in February and due back before the end of March.

  • Each Provincial Synchronized Swimming Club may nominate one or more outstanding individuals for each of the six categories and the Awards Nomination Committee (Synchro NS Technical Committee) will select one (1) recipient based on the eligibility and selection criteria.
  • The nominee must demonstrate fair and ethical behavior, at all times when representing Synchro NS, as laid out in the literature that governs Synchro NS activity.
  • The award cannot be won by the same person more than one year in a row (i.e., previous year winner not eligible for this year).
  • It is the responsibility of the organization/member making the nomination to complete the applicable nomination form. Incomplete nomination forms will not be taken into consideration for the selection of successful nominations.

Award Categories  (link to nomination forms)

  • 2016 Female Individual Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 Female Team Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 Volunteers of the Year
  • 2016 Team of the Year
  • 2016 Official of the Year
  • 2016 Coach of the Year

Competitions Tab

Please note that the following information is not all inclusive.  For specific competition rules and regulations please refer to the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.  ALL SYNCHRO NOVA SCOTIA EVENTS FOLLOW A SCENT FREE POLICY

During the Competitive season there are several meets held for the athletes. Most of these meets are held within the province and managed by Synchro Nova Scotia.  The season generally runs from September of one year to June of the following year.

It is important to remember that an athlete must participate in at least two meets prior to Provincials to be eligible to compete at this meet.  An athlete may make application to the Board via the Chief Referee for a “bye” from a compulsory meet for reasons such as illness (with a doctor’s note –within 48 hours following the meet), bereavement or other circumstances beyond the swimmer’s control.

All of the meets under the jurisdiction of the province are attended by all levels of competitive swimmers.   Recreational swimmers are invited to the Recreational Event during the Provincial Championships.  National Stream athletes may be eligible to attend the Canadian Qualifier Meet.  Provincial Stream and Masters athletes may be eligible to attend the Atlantic Regional Championships (ARC) provided they qualify.

Swimmers must be registered as competitive to participate in the competitive meets. Competitor must meet the Age Requirement set forth below in order to be eligible to compete in a given age category.

 

Age Group Classifications (for competitive swimmers only) *

Age Groups
Provincial Stream Novice Provincial Stream National Stream
10 & under
11-12 11-12
13 & Over 13-15 13-15
16 & Over Junior (15-18)
Senior (15 & Over)
Masters Solo/Duet  19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

Masters Trio/Team  19-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65-79, 80 and over

Masters Free Combination  19-39, 40-64, 65 and over

* Swimmer’s age category is based on their age as of December 31 at the end of the competitive season, for example, during the 2016-2017 season the age is determined by the age at December 31, 2017.

Age Group Figures Championship

  • Usually held in late November or early December of each competition season.
  • This competition is governed by Synchro Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Open to competitive swimmers of a registered club.
  • This meet can count as one of the two mandatory meets to qualify for Provincials.
  • Figures are assigned for each age group at this meet by the Technical Committee for the beginning of the season.
  • Medals are awarded for the first three places and ribbons are awarded for fourth to sixth place in each category.

Nova Scotia Invitational Routine & Figures Meet

  • Held in January of each competitive season. This meet can be counted as one of the two mandatory meets required to enter Provincials and is highly recommended as an opportunity for judge feedback early in the season.
  • This competition is governed by Synchro Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Swimmers are invited from the Maritime Provinces.
  • This meet includes figures, routines and LTAD components for Nova Scotia athletes and figures and routines for out of province clubs. Figures will be drawn 18-48 hours prior to the meet.
  • There are no required elements for this meet. Technical routines are optional.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers.
  • No minimum time limits for this meet. 75% of routine must be completed.
  • Ribbons will be awarded for this meet.

Qualifying Meet

  • This Meet is usually held in late February of each competitive season.
  • This competition is governed by Synchro Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers.
  • Compulsory for national stream swimmers as it is the selection meet for the Canadian Qualifier
  • This meet can be counted as one of the two mandatory meets required for provincial stream athletes to enter Provincials.
  • This meet consists of figures, routines and LTAD components. Routine time limits as per CASSA and the Atlantic Competitive Program rules.  Figures will be drawn 18-48 hours prior to the meet.
  • A selection committee will hold a meeting immediately following the final routine event to select for the Canadian Qualifier.
  • Ribbons will be awarded for figures and routine events to 6th place.

Provincial Championships

  • Held in April of each competitive season.
  • This competition is governed by Synchro Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Preceded by the mandatory Fair Play Breakfast and Land Drill Competition.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers and recreation swimmers are invited to attend the Fair Play Breakfast and to perform their routines at the start of the competition
  • This meet consists of figures, routines and LTAD components. Routine time limits as per CASSA and the Atlantic Competitive Program rules.  Figures will be drawn 18-48 hours prior to the meet.
  • This meet is mandatory for provincial stream and masters swimmers since it is the qualifying meet for the Atlantic Regional Championships.
  • Medals are awarded for the first three places and ribbons are awarded for fourth to sixth place in each category.

The Canadian Qualifier Meet

  • Held in March in a location determined by a bid process open to all provinces.
  • This competition is governed by the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • National stream swimmers are selected by their province to compete in this meet based on quotas as per the CASSA Rulebook.
  • A selection committee will select these entries.

Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships (COSSC)

  • Held in April in a location determined by a bid process open to all provinces
  • This competition is governed by the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers in the national stream categories who qualify through the Canadian Qualifier Meet.

Atlantic Regional Championships (ARC)

  • This Meet is held in May of each season on the Victoria Day weekend and location is on a rotational basis with each of the Atlantic Provinces taking turns hosting. Synchro Nova Scotia hosts this meet every fourth competitive year.
  • This competition is governed by the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book as well as the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers in the provincial stream and masters categories who qualify at the Provincial Championships.
  • Provincial quotas for each event are contained in the Atlantic Competitive Program Rule Book.
  • Medals are awarded for the first three places and ribbons are awarded for fourth to sixth place in each category.
  • All figures for all age groups are drawn 18 to 48 hours before the first event.

Espoir

  • Held in June in a location determined by a bid process open to all provinces
  • This competition is governed by the CASSA and FINA Rule Books.
  • Open to all registered competitive swimmers in the national stream categories who qualify through the Canadian Qualifier Meet.
  • The top two provincial stream swimmers, in the 11-12 age category, from each province are eligible to compete at this competition. LTAD testing for this age group only is compulsory at this event.

Results

Results for provincial competitions can be found under the member resources (login required).

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