2018-19 Season Tryouts

Below is a list of the 2018-19 Season Tryouts for all Universities with active participation in the league. This page will be updated as meetings are confirmed and information will become available.

For more information on each university and to contact their representative, please visit the University’s Page.

Carleton University:

Synchro Social & Info Session: Wednesday, September 12, 7PM at Ollie’s

Competitive Tryouts: Thursday, September 13th from 2:30-4PM (Carleton Pool, Athletics)

Novice Try Synchro: September 13 from 2:30-4PM, or September 14 from 3-4:30PM (Carleton Pool, Athletics)


Dalhousie University:

Come visit them at the Clubs and Intramurals Fair on September 6th from 7-9:30PM

Beginning of Year Info Session: Monday, September 10th from 6:30-7:30 at Dalplex

First practice will be on Saturday, September 15th


Laurentian University:

Tryouts will be held Thursday, September 6th and Tuesday September 11th.


London Synchro University Team:

First Practice / Tryouts will be held Sunday, September 16th from 10:30AM-12PM at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Next Practice / Tryout will be held Wednesday, September 19th from 7:30-9PM at the BEAL Secondary School!


McGill University:

Information Meeting: Wednesday September 5th, 6-7PM, Currie Room 304

Tryouts: Tuesday September 11th, 7-9PM on deck, Wednesday September 12th 6:30-9PM, Saturday September 15th 1:30-5:30PM.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Here.


University of Alberta:

Tryouts for anyone interested in the Advanced Competitive Program will be held Monday, September 10th from 5:15-7PM

For anyone interested in the club for all levels (Novice, Recreational, or Advanced) the tryout dates will be: Wednesday, September 12 from 6:15-8:00PM and Friday, September 14 from 5:15-7:30PM.

All will be held in the Van Vliet Complex West Pool.


University of British Columbia:

Thursday September 6th at the UBC Aquatic Centre.


University of Calgary: 

Tryouts begin on September 10th when they kick off their training for the season. Tryouts will last two weeks and will take place during practice times.

The team trains on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-10:00PM. Official tryout criteria will be given on the first day.


University of Guelph:

We will be participating in O-Week, with an event titled “Try University Synchro” on September 4th from 2-3PM in the Red Pool.

First practice will take place on September 17th from 9-11PM at the Red Pool.


University of Ottawa:

There will be an information meeting that will take place before tryouts.

Tryouts begin September 9th.


Université de Sherbrooke:

Rencontre d’informations: mercredi, 5 septembre à 18h à la mezzanine de la piscine de l’université.

La première pratique de la saison aura lieu le mercredi, 12 septembre à 19h à la piscine de l’université.

Addresse de la piscine: 2500, boul de l’Université, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1.

Pour plus d’informations, allez voir leur page Facebook içi , ou le événement içi.


Waterloo/Laurier Warriors:

Information Meeting: Thursday, September 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Williams Cafe in the Environment 3 building on Waterloo’s campus.

You can find more information on the event here: Warriors Synchro Information Meeting.

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the Google Form Here.

Practices will begin shortly after the information meeting.

Meet the Clubs: University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa Solo
Dan Robichaud Photography

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Synchro team are our 2018 Top Overall Team Champions.

In the 2017-18 season, they took home both the Geraldine Dubrule Trophy for the top overall team, as well as the Novice Team Trophy for Top Novice Team.

In this past season, they entered 9 routines into competition. These were: one novice solo, two experienced solos, one novice duet, two experienced duets, one novice team and two experienced teams. They entered routines into every event except for Combo, and had the most number of routines out of all universities.

They had an incredibly strong year, with all experienced routines placing in the top 3 (except for one experienced team), and all novice routines placing in the top 6.

University Of Ottawa Synchro Team
Dan Robichaud Photography

With incredibly dynamic, emotional, and strong routines with amazing choreography, we are expecting nothing less of another exciting showing in the coming 2018-19 season.

University of Ottawa is also incredibly active in the league, with two out of four CUSSL Executive Members from the Gee-Gees.

Fun fact! Their Instagram Page also has the highest follower count of the league. Even more than CUSSL!

To watch all of their incredible routines from the 17-18 season, visit the CUSSL Youtube University of Ottawa page here: Watch Here.

For more information on the Gee-Gees or on joining their team, email Isabelle MacLean at geegeesynchro@hotmail.com.

University of Ottawa Duet Highlight
Dan Robichaud Photography

Results from 2018 Canadian National Championships

Carleton Ravens Team 2018
Dan Robichaud Photography

Congratulations to all of our routines that competed at the 2018 Canadian National Artistic Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario. We had 4 routines compete from 3 different universities across Canada! Our athletes competed in a stacked senior field against members of the current Canadian National  Team, and we could not be prouder of their results!

Swimmers who competed at this event qualified by placing in the top 3 of their category at the CUSSL National Championships held at Brock University in February 2018.

Our soloist Maddie Berry from the University of Ottawa placed 12th in the Senior Tech Solo event with a score of 65.9266. Maddie also competed in the Senior Free solo event, placing 6th with a score of 68.9. Combined, Maddie placed 6th overall with a score of 134.8266.

Our duet representing the University of British Columbia, Katie Stirrat and Olivia Zawadiuk, competed in the Senior Free Duet Category. They placed 4th with a score of 71.8333 .

Finally, Carleton University represented CUSSL well in the Senior Free Team, also placing 4th with a score of 67.2000. Swimmers on this team are:  Elise Bordeleau, Sophia Brandt, Elizabeth Cross, MacKenzie Lafreniere, and Sydney Van Bakel.

Congratulations to all our athletes on ending the 2017-18 season on an incredible note, and representing CUSSL well at the highest level of competition in Canada. We cannot wait to see what everyone has in store for next season!

3 routines LUCNS participent aux Championnats canadiens 2018

Synchronized Swimming Duet
Dan Robichaud Photography

Chaque année, les routines classées dans les trois premiers rangs aux Championnats canadiens de LUCNS, dans les catégories expertes d’équipe, duo et solo, se qualifient pour participer aux Championnats canadiens de la natation artistique de Synchro Canada, dans l’épreuve senior respective.

Cette année, trois des compétitrices qui se sont qualifiées pour les Championnats canadiens de Synchro Canada y participeront.

Maddie Berry, soliste de l’Université d’Ottawa qui s’est classée au 2e rang lors des Championnats canadiens de LUCNS, participera à l’épreuve Solo senior Tech ainsi que l’épreuve Solo senior Libre.

Le duo de l’Université de la Colombie Britannique, qui s’est classé à la 1ere rang au Championnat canadien de LUCNS, participera à l’épreuve Duo senior Libre. Les nageuses sont Katie Stirrat et Olivia Zawadiuk.

L’équipe de bronze de LUCNS, l’Université de Carleton, participera à l’épreuve d’Équipe senior Libre. Les nageuses sont : Ellie Bordeleau, Sophia Brandt, Elly Cross, Greer Gemin, Mackenzie Lafrenière and Sydney Van Bakel.

LUCNS est extrêmement fière d’être capable d’envoyer un groupe d’athlètes d’un niveau exceptionnel au Championnat canadien de la natation artistique, et tous les membres ont hâte de les encourager du 24 au 28 avril 2018.

Pour l’horaire complète des épreuves, et pour écouter les épreuves en directe, visitez le site de Synchro Canada.

3 CUSSL Routines to Compete at 2018 Canadian Championships

Photo by Dan Robichaud Photography

Every year, the top 3 routines at CUSSL Nationals in the Experienced Team, Duet, and Solo categories qualify to compete in the 2018 Canadian Championships in the senior category of their respective routines.

This season, 3 of the CUSSL routines that qualified for the 2018 Canadian Championships will be attending.

University of Ottawa‘s Second place soloist, Maddie Berry, will be competing in both the Senior Tech Solo and Senior Free Solo categories.

Competing in the Senior Free Duet category, is the University of British Columbia‘s duet who placed first at CUSSL Nationals. The swimmers are: Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat.

CUSSL’s third place experienced team, Carleton University, will be competing in the Senior Free Team category. Swimmers on this team are as follows: Ellie Bordeleau, Elly Cross, Greer Gemin, MacKenzie Lafreniere, Sydney Van Bakel, and Sophia Brandt.

CUSSL is extremely proud to be sending such strong, successful group of routines and athletes to this year’s Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships, and look forward to supporting them April 24-28, 2018.

For a complete schedule of events and to watch the events live, visit the Synchro Canada website here.