Synchro Canada is proud to announce that four members of the synchronized swimming community have been nominated to leadership roles within our continental organization, UANA. UANA (Union Americana de Natacion) is the sport organization overseeing the organizing, supervision and control of amateur aquatics sports in the Americas.

Dr. Margo Mountjoy has been elected Vice President of the UANA Executive Committee for a 4-year term starting in 2015.  Dr Mountjoy, who is a former competitive synchronized swimming and a member of both the FINA Bureau and the IOC’s Medical Commission, will bring her extensive sport leadership experience to the role.

In addition, Lilianne Grenier, Synchro Canada’s National Development Manager, and Erika Lindner, a synchronized swimming club president/general manager and official from Ontario, have been nominated as the Canadian representatives on the UANA Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee (TSSC).

Dot Padget, a masters competitor and synchronized swimming official whose is fresh off a term as Masters leader on Synchro Canada’s Competitions Committee, will bring her vast Masters experience to UANA as a member of the Technical Masters Committee.

“Synchro Canada has always played a critical leadership role in aquatics sports within the Americas.  We are very proud to continue this tradition of excellence and to share our expertise and talented resource people with the UANA family”, stated CEO Jackie Buckingham.

The nominees will begin their terms in August of this year.


About Synchro Canada

Synchro Canada is an organization that fosters the pursuit of excellence while developing athletes, citizens, and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at all levels. From its 1924 beginnings in Montréal, synchronized swimming has been actively pursued by more than 70 countries worldwide. Canada proudly ranks among the best of these nations.

Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec

Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada

Official Suncare: Shiseido Canada

Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER

Official suppliers: AdUp, National Car Rental

Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada

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For information:

Stéphane Côté

Synchro Canada

Communications Coordinator

Email:  [email protected]

Cell.: (418) 420-2125