About the Team

The UBC TSC Synchronized Swimming Team provides an environment for both novice and advanced swimmers to excel. Guided by experienced coaches, our swimmers work on technique, artistry, flexibility, strength, and breath control throughout the season while also mastering their routine(s).

Our athletes compete within the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League (CUSSL) at both the Western and National Championships.

In addition to the the team structure, our athletes can compete as a soloist, duet, or trio.

Our season runs from September to mid-March each year.

The Synchronized Swimming Sport Club is a competitive group of people who are looking to improve our technical skills as well as have fun in and out of the pool. Our coaches, executives, and swimmers all strive for continual improvement and are focused on excelling at the National Stage.

Throughout the season you’ll form close connections with your teammates and other club members. It is a fantastic social opportunity as you become part of a smaller community within UBC that shares a similar passion for synchronized swimming.

Eligibility Requirements:

Novice swimmers are required to attend 1 practice a week and advanced swimmers are required to attended 3 practices a week. No previous experience is required for the novice category; however, advanced swimmers must have previously competed at a provincial or national level. Furthermore, all swimmers are required to attend the Westerns divisional at the end of January.

Try Outs: 

Registration for this year is now closed. If you wish to be part of our club for next season please email us at synchro.sc@ubc.ca

We will have a booth set up on Imagine Day so stop on by and sign up! Or you can come to our tryout day which will be Thursday September 8th from 6:30- to 8:00pm at the UBC Aquatic Center

Team Fees: 

Our team fees range from $400-700 for the year depending on the teams and the level you swim at. Team Fees include all of Competition Registration Fees, practice times, and coaches. This fee is paid at the beginning of the year and does not include travel costs. However, as a club we do fundraisers throughout the year to cover as much of the travel cost as possible.

Practice Schedule: 

Practices are held at the UBC Aquatc Center from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 2:00-5:00pm on Sundays. Novice swimmers would attend one of these practices a week while advanced swimmers would attend all three.

Competition Schedule: 

Westerns will be hosted by the University of Victoria on February 4 and 5, 2017.
Nationals will be hosted by McGill, February 24-26, 2017.

In the 2015 – 2016 season our Advanced Team placed 2nd at Westerns and 7th at Nationals. Additionally, our Novice Team placed first at Westerns for the last four consecutive years, as well as second at the 2014 and 2016 Nationals.

We also offer a huge congratulations to Kina and Maya for placing second in their Novice Duet at the Nationals Competition, and to Olivia for placing first in the solo category with a score of 74, the highest score awarded at the Nationals Championship. Finally, the UBC Thunderbirds Synchronized Swimming Sport Club ranked second overall in Canada at the 2016 Nationals.



The UBC Synchronized Swimming Club was founded over ten years ago by experienced swimmers and students as an AMS club. Over the years, the club has grown in numbers to include a novice program, as well as expanded to include soloists and duets.

In Septemeber 2015 the synchronized swimming team, which now composed of four teams, 4 duest and 5 soloist, was one of the first groups to become a part of the newly formed Thunderbrds Sport Clubs Program. At the 2015 Nationals Championships, the advanced team won silver in the Combo category. Additionally, the novice team placed first at Westerns for the previous four consecutive years, as well as second at the 2014 and 2016 Nationals. As the club has grown swimmers have also competed in the solo and duet/trio categories . Notably, Olivia Zawadiuk received the gold medal for her solo at the 2016 Nationals.

Name Position Email
Jennifer Joy Anderson Club Lead synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Kathryn Irwin Marketing and Communication, Travel & Safety synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Maya Ellison Finance Officer synchro.sc@ubc.ca

We will be hosting several Bar Nights this year as fundraisers and chocolate sales!

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Synchronized Swimming
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


Latest News

UBC TSC Synchro Watershow

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