Sudbury Synchro Club has been around since the 1970s. It saw its debut at the old YMCA downtown where the athletes barely had enough room to swim their routines! The Club was originally known as the ‘Sudbury Y Otters’. After the closing of the Larch Street YMCA the club moved to the Copper Cliff Dow Pool until it relocated to its current location at the Laurentian University Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool in 2003. As one can imagine, the club has grown dramatically over the years with over 25 girls who swim competitively, more than 50 recreational swimmers and approximately 15 coaches. The club is very active in and out of the community. In 2015, the Amazing Race joined the club for one of their episodes. Many great laughs were had with the brothers Sean and Brent Sweeny. Every year, the Club hosts the local Burnight Bright event, an event run by Synchro Ontario to raise funds for Breast Cancer. In fact, over the years, Sudbury Synchro has raised over $40 000 and is the top Synchro club in the Province!
With a Water Show during the Festive season, another in the spring and a Banquet for the athletes and parents in June, there is never a dull moment for the executive committee. Sudbury Synchro is a not for profit organization run by dedicated parents and the Club’s Head Coach. This brings with it an atmosphere of benevolence where everyone feels welcome and part of a bigger team. After all, the parents all wear t-shirts with the slogan “Team Behind the Team” written on the backs during competitive meets. We hope that you will enjoy this blog as you follow these young athletes through their journey. Synchronized swimming is not just a sport. Through synchro, swimmers learn all about team building, leadership, respect, autonomy and the importance of being true to oneself.