FROM THE ATHLETES

Gearing Up For The Synchro America Open

By: Leah Sterling and Audrey Melkoumov Although our synchro season is coming to a close, the Regional Training Centre athletes are looking forward to one last competition in Long Island, New York. We are thrilled to have the honour of showcasing the Regional Training...

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How We Deal With Competition Stress

By: Kristin Stremlaw, Sabrina Barnes and Meaghan Ozikizler In synchro, when it comes time to show the judges the routine that you’ve worked so hard at over the past few months, this can come with a lot of stress... Here are a few ways to make the best of this pressure...

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Training Camp and National Qualifier

By: Maura McLean and Teghyn Gurney The past few weeks have been a very busy and exciting time for RTC-ON. Our first week away was spent in beautiful Las Vegas where we had our 2017 training camp. We worked hard training 6 hours a day with many many run-thrus. All of...

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Why Training Camp is Great!

By: Catherine Barrett Viva Las Vegas!!! Here at the Regional Training Centre – Ontario, we are gearing up to go to our training camp in Las Vegas over the March Break! We’re so excited to be leaving on Saturday, so I thought I would tell you about why we love training...

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Save Sir Max Aitken Pool

By: Jaiden Reigner “Just try it once, if you don’t like it we can go home and you wont have to do it again,” my Mom explained, as I stood on pool deck, looking around at the L-shaped pool laid out in front of me. From my very first day as a five-year-old synchronized...

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Transition to the RTC, a Rookie Perspective

By: Eva Blainey & Laura Bellantone First Impressions When we first arrived at the RTC, we were very excited to be training at such a wonderful facility. The Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre has four pools that are extremely well kept. There are never restrictions to our...

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Juniors Worlds 2016

By: Sion Ormond & Emily Armstrong This was it. Eyes squeezed as tight as possible, I clutched the hands of the girls on either side of me until my knuckles were white as the bare walls of the prep room surrounding me. I caught snippets of noise all around, but most of...

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6 Ways to be a Great Roommate!

By: Catherine Barrett and Teghyn Gurney Competition season is in full swing and here at the RTC we’re getting ready for the National Qualifier in Quebec City next week. Traveling with synchro is always fun, but to ensure that everyone has a great time, we have 6 tips...

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Staying Motivated Through the Winter Months

By: Erin Alizadeh and Emma Fox As we are in the bulk of the winter months, stress and fatigue begin to build up. Finding motivation can be hard when it feels like there is such a long road ahead. Everyone on our team has their own personal motivation, that helps them...

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New Years Resolutions for any Teammate

By: Natalie MacMillan As 2016 is just beginning, it is time to think of resolutions to stick to throughout the coming months. As our competition season is just beginning, it is really important that all the members of a team are the best teammates they can possibly...

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Welcome to the RTC!

Welcome to the home of the athletes of the Regional Training Centre of Ontario! Here’s where you can find posts from our athletes, giving you tidbits of advice, updates on their training, exciting news, competition results, pictures and the fun and hard work that goes...

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