Upcoming Events Term 4 2017

October 21st – JUDGE EVENT –  Monte Sante Angelo Pool – Judge Coordinator Marina Kholod will be hosting a mini-clinic to help us all learn the new figures and technical elements 11am-3pm. Email synchronsw@gmail to confirm your attendance.

December 2nd – DISPLAY – Monte Sante Angelo Pool – the Emeralds are hosting their Holiday Display

December 9th – COMPETITION – Monte Sante Angelo – the Emeralds will be hosting the second Competitive Figure Competition of the season

December 6-10th – COACHING CLINIC – New Zealand is hosting a coaching clinic – click here for more information

January 25-28 – JUDGE EVENT – FINA Judging Clinic at AIS in Canberra – PENDING CONFIRMATION FROM FINA




New Zealand is hosting an development Clinic for intermediate Coaches

New Zealand is hosting a FINA Synchro Development Clinic for Intermediate Coaches.

The dates are December 6 – 10, 2017, and the Clinic will be held at  AUT Millennium Aquatic and Conference Centre,  17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland. It will comprise theory and practical sessions, aimed at Junior and Age Group swimmers. Rule changes from the 2017 FINA Synchro Technical Congress will be addressed, as well as other relevant topics.

The presenter is Julie Jasontek,  Junior Team Head Coach for the Cincinnatti Synchrogaters, Ohio, USA. Julie’s Teams have had considerable competition success during her coaching tenure.

Attendance – please contact the synchronsw@gmail.com to confirm attendance, with a deadline for confirmation of November 1, 2017,  to ensure we have an adequate supply of the resource materials.

There is no charge to attend the Clinic, but accommodation and transport arrangements are the responsibility of the attendees.

Accommodation arrangements. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for enquiries and bookings.

We have three suggestions,  the costs are similar, and depend on the room configuration – estimate $ 80 – $ 95 NZ  per person per night, not including meals.    The distances to  the Clinic venue are similar – 12 – 15 minutes driving.

Quest Albany,  32 Kell Drive, Albany, Auckland  0632   ph  64 – 9 414 0024   host@questalbany.co.nz

Aristotles North Shore Motel,  20C Link Drive,  Sunnynook, Auckland   ph  64  0800 666 716

Poenamu Hotel   31 Northcote Rd, Takapuna  Auckland    ph  64 – 9 – 914 3373.

Please let SSAI and Synchro NSW wales know if you are attending. Thanks


Proposed FINA Judging Course in Australia

We have been advised that SSAI is in the process of seeking approval for a FINA judging school to help prepare judges for the new changes occurring in 2018.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity to develop judging skills in a formal setting with an accredited teacher.
If approved, attendance and completion of the exam will be required for all judges who wish to be listed in the FINA G category and judge internationally.  
The suggested dates are:
11-14 or 25-28 of January
15-18 of February
Please contact Bobbie Dawson by 1 August to advise: roberta.d.dawson@gmail.com
a)  if you are interested in attending this training;
b)  your preferred dates.

FINA World Championships

We couldn’t be more excited for former NSW synchro swimmers: Amie Thompson, Kiera Gazzard and Erica Li to strut their stuff on the international stage. Good luck girls we hope you can hear our cheers all the way from NSW.


Check out the schedule and results on the FINA website.

Partner with Synchro NSW

Synchro NSW is looking for partners drive the growth of our sport. We are eager to partner with synchro clubs, aquatic facilities, non-for-profit or corporate entities to increase participation and awareness of the sport. Partnerships can be in the form of courses, events, fundraisers, sponsorships, or classes. Send a brief proposal via email synchronsw@gmail.com to set up a discussion.

Gain International Judging Experience

The Australian National 13-15, Junior and Senior teams will be participating in several international competitions in the 2017 season. Synchro Australia is encouraging Australian judges to gain international judging exposure and accompany the teams abroad. Events and judge nominations are listed below:

  • Spain Open 23-28/05 – Nominations due on 08/05 (senior team)
  • US Open 22-24/06 –  Nominations due on 24/05 (junior team)
  • Portugal Comen Cup 03-06/08 –  Nominations due on 03/07 (13-15 team)

Judges will be selected to either judge or shadow judge, in either case participants will receive evaluations. Funding is limited, nominations does not guarantee funding.

To nominate yourself, please email synchronsw@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Interested competition
  • Judging experience: international & Australian
  • Whether you are interested in judging or shadow judging
  • Your ability participate with or without funding from Synchro Australia

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Congratulations to all the NSW athletes that competed at the Australian Synchronised Swimming Championships

Hancock Prospecting Synchronised Swimming Australian Open and Age Group Championships this past weekend. Two clubs from NSW attended the event – Sydney Emeralds and the Northern Beaches Sapphires.

Pam from the Emeralds deserves a huge congratulations as she earned a place on the Australian 13-15 National team. She will be attended several camps with swimmers across Australia to train for the 2017 Comen Cup in Portugal this Winter.


Other NSW highlights include:

Gold: Masters Free Solo – Donella Freeman Northern Beaches Sapphires

Gold: Masters Tech Solo – Donella Freeman Northern Beaches Sapphires

Gold: Open Free Team – Sydney Emeralds

Gold: Masters Tech Team – Sydney Emeralds

Silver: 12 and under Team – Sydney Emeralds

Full results can be found on our COMPETITION AND RESULTS PAGE