About the Team

The UBC TSC Synchronized Swimming Team provides an environment for both novice and advanced swimmers to excel. Guided by experienced coaches, our swimmers work on technique, artistry, flexibility, strength, and breath control throughout the season while also mastering their routine(s).

Our athletes compete within the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League (CUSSL) at both the Western and National Championships.

In addition to the the team structure, our athletes can compete as a soloist, duet, or trio. Our season runs from September to mid-March each year.

Our season runs from September to mid-March each year.

The Synchronized Swimming Sport Club is a competitive group of people who are looking to improve our technical skills as well as have fun in and out of the pool. Our coaches, executives, and swimmers all strive for continual improvement and are focused on excelling at the National Stage.

Throughout the season you’ll form close connections with your teammates and other club members. It is a fantastic social opportunity as you become part of a smaller community within UBC that shares a similar passion for synchronized swimming.

Eligibility Requirements:

Novice swimmers are required to attend 2 practices a week and advanced swimmers are required to attended 3 practices a week. No previous experience is required for the novice category; however, advanced swimmers must have previously competed at a provincial or national level. Furthermore, all swimmers are required to attend the Westerns divisional at the end of January.

Try Outs: 

We will have a booth set up on Imagine Day. As well you can come check us out at one of our 2 tryout sessions – the date and times will be announced shortly.

Team Fees: 

Our team fees range from $400-700 for the year depending on the teams and the level you swim at. Team Fees include all of Competition Registration Fees, practice times, and coaches. This fee is paid at the beginning of the year and does not include travel costs. However, as a club we do fundraisers throughout the year to cover as much of the travel cost as possible.

Practice Schedule: 

Practices are held at the UBC Aquatic Center from 8:30pm – 10:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:00am – 11:00am on Sundays. Novice swimmers would attend two of these practices a week while advanced swimmers would attend all three.

Competition Schedule: 

Westerns will be hosted by the University of Calgary in January or early February 2019

Nationals will be in late February 2019 and the location is TBA

In the 2017 – 2018 season, our two Advanced Team placed 1st at Westerns and 4th at Nationals which are now the highest rankings ever recorded for UBC Synchro. Additionally, our Novice Team placed 1st at Westerns for the last six consecutive years, as well as 3rd at Nationals.

As well as strong team performances, we had many notable solo and duet placements. Timothy Yaroshuk – the club’s only male swimmer – took first place at Westerns in novice solo. Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat placed 1st at both Westerns and Nationals, making history for UBC Synchro as the first duet to achieve first place at a national level. The two went on to qualify for the Canadian Championships and placed 4th in the country, representing UBC Synchro.

The UBC Synchronized Swimming Club was founded over ten years ago by experienced swimmers and students as an AMS club. Over the years, the club has grown in numbers to include a novice program, as well as expanded to include soloists and duets.

In September 2015, the synchronized swimming team, which now composed of four teams including 4 duets and 5 soloists, was one of the first clubs selected to become a part of the newly formed Thunderbirds Sport Clubs Program. At the 2015 Nationals Championships, the Advanced Team won silver in the Combo category. While the Novice Team has consecutively placed first at Westerns for the previous six years, they have also recorded second place finishes at the 2014 and 2016 Nationals.

As the club has grown, swimmers have also competed in the solo and duet/trio categories. Notably, Olivia Zawadiuk received the gold medal for her solo at the 2016 Nationals, and Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat placed first in duet at the 2018 Nationals.

In their most recent 2017-18 season, UBC Synchro made club history by having both their novice and advanced team place first at the 2018 Western Championships. Following these performances, the novice team took bronze at CUSSL Nationals 2018 and the advanced team placed 4th – another all time best for the club.

Name Position Email
Jasmine Marsan-Johnson CUSSL Representative synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Jocelyn Dayal Marketing and Communication synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Katie Stirrat and TImothy Yaroshuk Travel and Safety Officers synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Olivia Zawadiuk Club Lead synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Shannon Pflueger and Angelica Rossi Finance Officers synchro.sc@ubc.ca

For the first time, UBC Synchro is teaming up with UBC Camps to offer a camp all about Synchronized Swimming, and taught by collegiate-level swimmers. The camp will take place during the week of July 16-20 and July 23 -27, 2018. If you know someone that may be interested or wish to register click here!
Our club hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the year including Krispy Kreme, Bar Nights, and more. As well, stay tuned for our Winter Watershow, which will be hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre in early December, as well as our End-of-Year Watershow which will take place in early March

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Synchronized Swimming
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
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