Canada Games Aquatic Centre Will Host 2015 Synchro Championships Generating $270,000

January 30, 2015

The city of Saint John, New Brunswick, will be the host of Synchro Canada’s 2015 Canadian Synchronized Swimming Espoir Championships. The event, held by Synchro NB and Surf City Synchro club, under the leadership of Synchro Canada, and will be held at the beginning of June 2015 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

In 2013, the Canadian Espoir Championships, held in Ottawa, ON, presented 274 athletes from 29 clubs across the country along with the coaches and judges. The event also had an international flavour with representatives from Mexico. The 2015 event is expected to generate approximately $270,000 in economic impact for the city of Saint John.

“The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is not only a great facility for our citizens to use, this facility has the opportunity to generate wealth for our community, by attracting sports tourism,” according to Ross Jefferson, Executive Director of Discover Saint John. “We’d like to thank Ann Phillips of Synchro New Brunswick and our community leaders for all of their efforts to bring such a prestigious event to the city.”

Synchro Canada’s National competition circuit will then be back in New Brunswick for the first time since the Canadian Espoir Championships held in May 2007 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Saint John.

“Synchro Canada is very pleased to be back in New Brunswick for the presentation of the 2015 Canadian Espoir Championships”, said Synchro Canada’s president, Mario Welsh. “I would first like to thank Synchro NB, the Surf City Synchro club, the host organizing committee and all the volunteers who will be involved and who will oversee the presentation of this competition. It will be a golden opportunity to see the rising stars, those who will represent our country in a few years in major international competitions, including the Olympic Games.”

“Synchro New Brunswick and Surf City Synchro Club are looking forward to hosting the 2015 Canadian Espoir Championships in Saint John”, said Synchro NB Executive Director, Ann Phillips. “We sincerely hope that everyone who will attend these championships will go away with pleasant memories of a great competition with great volunteers who met all of their needs.”
Toward the National Team
The Canadian Espoir Championships present the best synchronized swimmers in Canada in the 12 & under and 13-15 age groups, as well as athletes with a disability

Athletes in the 13-15 age group category will attempt to qualify for Synchro Canada’s 13-15 National Team, and will participate in a competition named later. The selection of the 13-15 National Team will take place during and following the Canadian Espoir Championships.

About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level. Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Synchro Canada
Communications Manager
Cell.: (514) 213-9897

Ross Jefferson
Executive Director, Discover Saint John
Phone: (506) 658-2990