Senior Duet Bronze at COSSC Nationals
2010 - 2011
Synchro Canada consultant on the Long-term Athlete Development
Named an Apprentice Coach at the World Trophy Cup Synchro Canada "A" Team
- Level 4 Synchronized Swimming Coach Canada
- Senior Team Championship Gold COSSC Nationals
- Team Alberta Senior Team Silver, Senior Duet Gold at the US Open
- 13-15 Club team went to Prague, Christmas Prize winning Bronze in team
Canadian 13-15 National Team Gold in all events at UANA Championships as assistant coach
- Bronze in team and duet at Canada Winter Games - Team Alberta
- Athlete made the 13-15 Canadian National Team
Athlete that made the Canadian National B Team
Gold in Team, Silver in Duet and Solo at Western Canada Summer Games - Team Alberta
We would like to find someone to choreograph a 13-15 solo for an unaffiliated swimmer.
Sorry for the late reply. Where are situated?
Hi Vanessa, I’m glad I’ve found your website. I am mom of a 10-year-old synchro swimmer. My daughter and I learn a lot from your postings and links. Thank you for all the exercises and information put in your website. They are very useful resources.
I am glad you are both finding the blog useful. Let me know if you have any requests.
Hi Vanessa, We had an athlete approach a coach tonight and told us she has no idea how to count or count to music. We are really struggling with teaching her how to count the beat or use the music rythm to count (she is 12&U, the music picked for their routine is not challenging whatsoever). Help!!
You could bring the music in to get a metronome beat put underneath the music to make it obvious what to count. Perhaps trying pointing out where some obvious beats are and what count that is. If it is a solo you could change the music. You could try clapping to music. In other parts of practice het her to do this to counts and music. For example, in dryland have music on and go to a certain beat where different swimmers count out loud. I have seen and coached two athletes who found counting almost impossible. it takes a lot of work and patience. I hope that helps.