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Athletes Selected to the Junior and Senior National Team

GOLD COAST  – Synchronized swimmers from across Australia advanced to the national team trials in January at the Griffith University, Gold Coast.

The athletes were vying to become a member of the Junior and Senior Australian Synchronized Swimming Teams. 

A big thank you to the National Team Selectors – Anna Nepotacheva, Bridget Ammon and Kerrie Hammett, and to SSAI Vice President Marina Kholod for your help over the trial period.

The athletes selected for the 2018 National Teams are: 

Senior National Team
 
Kiera Gazzard
Alessandra Ho
Marnie Kennedy
Kirsten Kinash
Pam Kurosawa
Erica Li
Jo-Ann Lim
Sue-Ann Lim
Rachel Presser
Cristina Sheehan

Junior National Team

Georgia Courage-Gardiner
Kiera Gazzard
Alessandra Ho
Celeste Johns
Marnie Kennedy
Pam Kurosawa
Erica Li
Rachel Presser
Isabella Zanatta

Bianca Hammett and Nawal Leon Kurson are the National coaches of the Senior and Junior National Teams.

The Senior and Junior National Teams will participate in the Synchro America Open in California this June.  The Junior National Team will also compete at the 2018 FINA Junior World Championships in Budapest. 

Congratulations to all 2018 National Team members. 

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FINA JUDGING CLINIC, CANBERRA

26/01/2018 – 28/01/2018

Miwako Homma traveled to Canberra to host an Australian FINA judging school. Miwako is a member of the FINA artistic swimming technical committee and Olympic medalist. Thank you to Miwako and FINA for supporting judge development in Australia and New Zealand. 

This 3-day judging clinic provided Australian and New Zealand judges with detailed information on the new FINA rules and practice in applying them. 

Also, thank you to the AIS Women in Leaders in Sport grant for making this event such a huge success!

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January Camp And Trials

JANUARY CAMP AND TRIALS 

Synchro Australia hosted a high-performance camp this January, with 29 talented athletes in attendance. The camp was held for the National 13-15 and Senior/Junior squads.

It was a development and choreography camp for the 13-15 squad.  They worked on skills and drills for the new figures and choreographed their new national team routine.  Their team selections will be held at the 2018 Hancock Prospecting Synchronized Swimming Australia Open and Age Group Championships.  Good luck to all athletes.

For the Junior / Senior team, it was preparation for their team trials – focusing on both routines and element execution. Congratulations to the 2018 National Team members!

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2018 FINA Judging School – CONFIRMED

We are excited to share with you the good news! Synchro Australia has received approval to host the FINA Judging School 2018.
This is a unique opportunity to obtain a world class judging education as well as pass the qualification exam.

DETAILS:

FINA School Dates: 26th -28th of January 2018

FINA School Presenter: to be appointed by FINA

Venue: Canberra AIS (Australian Institute of Sport

All participants must be registered by the 5th January 2018 in the FINA General Management System (GMS) using your federation login details.