Synchro Canada is pleased to announce and welcome Leslie Sproule to the Synchro Canada National Office team, as the Next Gen Technical Director and Head Coach.

Reporting to the Chief Sport Officer (CSO), Leslie will be responsible for the leadership and management of Synchro Canada’s NextGen High Performance Programs (Senior, Junior, 13-15). Engaging key stakeholders, including PTSO partners and clubs, as well as Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) staff across the country to plan and implement appropriate sport science, sport medicine and innovation support around our targeted athletes, Leslie will develop Canada’s short term and long term technical vision targeting a podium finish at the 2024 Olympics.

Leslie is a Chartered Professional Coach, certified at NCCP Level 4, who brings over 35 years of technical program development and coaching experience in the sport of synchronized (artistic) swimming to Synchro Canada’s national operations. Her appearances as a coach include three Olympic Games and numerous World, Pan Am and major FINA events. Most recently, she shepherded Canada’s senior national team at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Leslie previously held positions at Synchro Canada as High Performance Director (2002-2004) and served in National Team Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles for fourteen years at the Junior, NextGen and Senior A team levels.

This is a one-year contract position (subject to renewal) that has been made possible through the NextGen funding support of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Sport Canada through its high performance partner, Own the Podium.

Leslie will commence her new role this week from her home office in Calgary.