January Athlete of the Month – Evening – Abby Muscat

Abby_MuscatAbby, age 10, started synchro in the recreational classes followed by last year’s Winter Novice Team and is now a member of the 10&U provincial team. She loves synchro because of the creative routines, making new friends and being able to swim all the time. Her goal one day is to swim for Canada!  She also enjoys soccer, drawing and reading. 
Her coach, Diana says, “Abby is constantly asking for corrections. She is always trying to improve her figures even working on them at home on land and going upside down to simulate them. She is constantly pushing herself to become stronger and better. In addition she always makes sure that she is doing the movements in the routine correctly by always checking in with her coaches.” Her hard work paid off with amazing results at the Lisa A competition.

January Athlete of the Month – Morning – Janet Soilis

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Janet, age 13, started synchro at OSSC’s Summer Splash Camp, followed by 1 year in pre-provincial before moving to High Performance as an 11-12 last year.  She is now on the 13-15 HP Team. Along with absolutely loving synchro she has a very creative side. She enjoys arts and crafts. She also loves to paint.
Her coach, Laura, nominated her for the huge improvements she’s made in all areas, including figure skills, focus at practice, positive attitude and confidence. She’s also made tremendous strides in her mental competition skills. As a result of all of her hard work, she had a great performance at the Lisa Alexander Meet.

Try High Performance – Tuesday Feb, 21, 2017

High-Performance

 

Have your chance to workout with the OSSC High Performance Teams and Coaches.  Details are as follows:

  • 7:30-8:15 flexibility and extension training with our ballet consultant, Jaclyn
  • 8:15-8:30 move to pool deck & break
  • 8:30-11 pool session – figure and routine skills, learn part of an HP routine!

Open to experienced synchro athletes both from within and outside of the club, with birth years 2004-2007.  If interested, must RSVP to Julie Thaden at juliethaden@yahoo.com by Feb. 19.

Claire Christie

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Claire started swimming with OSSC in the Novice Competitive Program when she was 8. She swam for two years in the Provincial Competitive Program, after which she moved to the National Competitive Program. Claire currently swims on Coach Steph’s 13-15 FINA Team. Claire participated in OSSC’s Coach in Training program as an assistant coach for 2 years. This past fall she began as a lead coach in the recreational program where she enjoyed coaching Aqua Stars. This spring Claire is excited to be lead coaching a 9-10 Novice Team. She likes watching young swimmers grow through sport and develop life-long skills and friendships. Claire has her Bronze Cross and has successfully completed the Swim Synchro Introduction to Competition Course.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

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Today is International Volunteer Day, so it’s a good time to pause and thank ALL OF THE OSSC VOLUNTEERS for what you do personally to advance to sport of Synchronized Swimming in Ontario, Canada, and beyond.

While it’s dangerous to try to cover everyone because of the risk of forgetting someone, we’d like to thank these groups in particular:

  • CLUB EXECUTIVES
  • THE OFFICIALS
  • OSSC COMMITTEE & BOARD MEMBERS
  • THOSE BEYOND ONTARIO BORDERS (UANA, Synchro Canada, FINA, or wherever else)

Thank you to those who make a choice to spend their valuable time to help with the advancement of the Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSSC Halloween Party 2016

This year the Olympium Synchro teams really got into the Halloween spirit.  After a gruelling but satisfying Synchrothon, all of the athletes were able to unwind at the annual Halloween synchro party.

It seemed like everybody was there: the full cast of Super Mario Bros., superheroes, flowers, witches and Dr. Seuss characters – the party had it all. Rey, from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (opening in December at an IMAX theatre near you) even showed up.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the Synchrothon and the Halloween party – it was a great success. But more importantly, thank you to the athletes who raised money in the morning and rocked the Halloween spirit in the afternoon.

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