May 26, 2017
BURNABY, May 25, 2017 – Synchro BC welcomes Susan Kemper, ChPC as High Performance Director and Tanya Magee, ChPC as Sport Development Director. Susan and Tanya, both from Langley, BC, join the Synchro BC team this month, joining Interim Executive Director Jennifer Keith as the Synchro BC Leadership Team.
The High Performance and Sport Development Director roles are new leadership positions at Synchro BC, developed to provide support for members in all regions of the province, from grassroots development to high performance. “Adding Tanya and Susan to our team is a tremendous opportunity for Synchro BC to move our organization forward,” says Synchro BC President RaeAnne Rose. “These two bring a level of education, expertise, and strategic focus to Synchro BC that we believe has the potential to transform our organization.”
As an NCCP Level 5 certified coach and past Team Canada and Olympic Team Coach, Susan Kemper’s knowledge and expertise is unmatched in BC. As High Performance Director, she will be re-visioning Synchro BC’s Talent Identification program to give BC’s top athletes the foundation they need to succeed nationally and internationally. “In any team sport, we are only as good as the strength of the individual team members,” Kemper says. “We must focus on the technical and tactical development of each unique athlete to ultimately create stronger teams. Through our network of coaches and integrated sport professionals, we have incredible capacity in BC. Its time to refocus our efforts in the right places.”
Tanya Magee is a Chartered Professional Coach, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Coaching, and is currently pursuing her Advanced Coaching Diploma. As Sport Development Director, Tanya will lead grassroots programming for all ages and abilities in BC. “I am passionate about synchronized swimming and its impact on the people in our programs,” Magee says. “We have so many successes in BC: our officials at the Olympics, our coaches who make synchro a career, our first athlete with a disability going to national championships, our Masters athletes representing us on the world stage. We have incredible, long-term loyalty from so many passionate people who are willing and wanting to help. We need to tap into that passion to grow our sport.”
Over the next year, Synchro BC will be charting a new course for synchronized swimming in BC. Our new leadership team will provide the critical expertise needed to challenge the status quo and build our alignment with Synchro Canada, our funding partners, and our member clubs across the province.
Susan Kemper Tanya Magee
About Synchro BC
The British Columbia Amateur Synchronized Swimming Association (Synchro BC) is the governing body for the sport in British Columbia. Synchro BC was registered as a not-for-profit organization in 1980 however it has been an organized sport in BC since 1952. Synchro BC governs the sport of Synchronized Swimming in our province, providing opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. Our programs include a wide range of participation, recreational, and competitive levels for participants of all ages, genders, and skill levels.
Partners and Sponsors: Hosting BC, Province of British Columbia, viaSport, Canadian Sport Institute, Pacific Sport, Sport BC and Synchro Canada.
Jennifer Keith, Interim Executive Director
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