Welcome to Synchro Yukon. Synchro Yukon is the official governing body for competitive and recreational synchronized swimming in Yukon. Northern Novas Synchronized Swimming Club is our competitive/recreational team and train out of Whitehorse, Yukon. Swimmers are registered through Synchro Yukon to access sport information, coaching, training and competitive opportunities with our national affiliate, Synchro Canada. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about synchronized swimming in Yukon or to register with Northern Novas.
The Northern Novas
The Northern Novas Synchronized Swim Club has been supporting recreational and competitive synchro swimmers in Yukon for over 20 years.
The sport is a combination of swimming, dance and gymnastics. Synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills, great strength, endurance and flexibility. Swimmers develop grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control - all while upside down and underwater.
Synchro athletes swimming with the Northern Novas range from beginner to advanced, with the goals of having fun in the water while building recreational or competitive skills. New swimmers: learn basic skills in the water including body awareness, breath control, and timing. Advanced swimmers: master synchro skills and build body control, flexibility and precision. Synchronized swimmers from the Yukon have competed regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally over the years!
Swimmers learn basic synchro figures and movements, according to Synchro Canada and sport guidelines. Progress is measured in Star Levels as they master new skills. The synchro season includes learning and mastering figures and movements, and incorporating these skills into routines choreographed to music. Athletes can perform either in solo, duet, or team categories. Swimmers choreograph the figures and movements they've practiced to music and create routines through the synchro season.
All Northern Novas synchro swimmers participate in figures and routine event competition with other synchro athletes in their skill category at the Yukon Championships. All Northern Novas swimmers also have opportunity to perform at the Spring Water Show and celebrate their skills for friends and family. When possible, Northern Novas organizes team trips to competitions outside Yukon, for synchro swimmers at the recreational, provincial and national levels.
The club supports athlete development activities such as clinics, training camps and coaching sessions through the season. There are also opportunities for training for officials, coaches and volunteers to contribute to the synchronized swimming community and support athlete development in Yukon.
During the synchro season, swimmers participate in fundraising and team-building activities to support athletes and club development. These activities can offset registration and travel costs to competitions.
Why Synchronized Swimming?
Synchronized swimming supports individual and team athleticism. Swimmers build skills for life such as flexibility, body awareness and control, and core strength. Synchro swimmers also develop social skills and lasting friendships through training together as a team.