Awards & Recognition

Awards

Synchro BC is proud to recognize the contribution and extraordinary efforts of its members during the Annual Awards Celebration. It take the commitment and passion of so many people to manage the sport, and to develop the athletes, coaches and officials. We thank all of our members for their hard work and dedication to synchronized swimming.

 

Athlete Award Categories

  • AG 11-12 Athlete Award Provincial Stream
  • AG 11-12 Athlete Award National Stream
  • AG 13-15 Athlete Award Provincial Stream
  • AG 13-15 Athlete Award National Stream
  • AG 16-18 Athlete Award Provincial Stream
  • Adaptive Synchro Athlete Award
  • Harry Jerome Comeback Award
  • High School Female Award
  • High School Male Award
  • Junior Female Athlete Award
  • Master Athlete Award
  • Senior Female Athlete Award
  • Team Award Provincial Stream
  • Team Award National Stream
  • University Athlete Award

 

To learn more about the Athlete Award category descriptions, eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to the following document.

Nominate an Athlete

Previous Recipients – Athletes

Club Awards

  • Club Development Award

 

To learn more about the Club Development Award description, eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to the following document.

The Club Development Award recipients are determined by Synchro BC based on a per-determined calculation. The final decision is reviewed and ratified by the Awards Committee.

Previous Recipients – Club Development & Volunteers

 

Coaching Awards

  • Athlete Assistance Program Recognition Coaching Award
  • Sport Development Coaching Award
  • Excellence in Coaching Award
  • Female Coach of the Year Award

 

To learn more about the Coaching Award descriptions, eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to the following document.

Nominate a Coach

Previous Recipients – Coaches

 

Officials Awards

  • Level 1-2 Certified Referee
  • Level 1-2 Certified Judge
  • Level 3 & above Certified Referee
  • Level 3 & above Certified Judge

 

To learn more about the Officials Awards description, eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to the following document.

Nominate an Official

Previous Recipients – Officials

 

Volunteer Awards

 

  • President’s Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Silver Recognition Award
  • Gold Recognition Award
  • Diamond Recognition Award

 

To learn more about the Volunteer Award descriptions, eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to the following document.

The Volunteer Award recipients are determined by Synchro BC based on a per-determined calculation. The final decision is reviewed and ratified by the Awards Committee.

Previous Recipients – Club Development & Volunteers

 

Recognition

 

Jean Peters

Jean Peters started Burnaby Caprice in 1970 at C.G. Brown pool and also started the first Masters club in BC in 1980.  She herself was a master’s athlete coached by her daughter Leonna Hamm and attended Masters Worlds in Denmark with her duet partner Lorraine Rowland.  Jean also volunteered her time as judge for the sport of Synchronized swimming.  Jean Peters was a true pioneer for Synchro for our province.

Jean Peters was inducted to the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame on Feb 21, 2008.

Mable Moran

Mable moved from Vancouver to Calgary, and she and her family joined the newly opened Calgary Winter Club.  She had heard about Synchro lessons being offered there and decided she would give it a try.  Her coach was Marg Scott.  When the Winter Club offered courses to become Synchro Instructors, Mable registered and quickly became an Instructor at the Club. From there, Mable became a Star Examiner and eventually became a National Judge.

Mable continued to coach and judge in Calgary and to judge across Canada. She was also invited to judge in Sweden and Germany.  In the early 80’s her Husband was transferred back to Vancouver, where Mable continued to coach and judge.  Upon Mable’s return to Vancouver, she met Donalda and Donalda asked Mable to be the BC Judges Chairman. Mable continued in this role for two years, arranging various courses, traveling and attending meetings.

Mable retired from judging at 70 years of age in the early 2000’s.  She has many fond memories of her years with Synchro and is happy to keep in touch.