Killarney Synchro Swim Club :

Killarney Synchro's vision is "Achieving Excellence in Sport and in Life". KSSC believes in ensuring that each athlete achieves their full potential as athletes. What makes Killarney unique and special is that we also believe in developing each athlete to also be well-rounded, engaged, community minded and positive human beings. We want the values, which they learn here, to extend to all parts of their life, not just to sport. By carefully managing the hours that they are training to achieve success in their sport, as well as to optimize potential in all areas of their life, is something that is unique to Killarney Synchro.

The programs that we offer allow the athletes to excel, to achieve success, to travel, to make lifelong friendships, and to learn the core values of working together, all of which are skills which carry over into every part of their lives.

KSSC was established in 1982 with its home base pool being Killarney pool in Calgary. Since 1982 we have branched out to all areas of the city and currently practice out of SAIT, Mount Royal University and Killarney Pools. Our program offerings include a beginner stream (Mini, Synchro, Learn to Synchro, Pre-Competitive), and a Competitive stream of both Provincial and National stream teams (8&Under, 10&U, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18 and Juniors). We attend both Provincial Stream and National Stream competitions.

The club is a non-profit organization that is administered by a parent executive in conjunction with a head coach. The club does minimal fundraising by the parent body and we depend on parent volunteers to help us host swim meets as they are designated to us. Our current membership is 144 girls ranging in age from 3-18 years. We have 19 synchro coaches on staff and other experts in the field of strength conditioning, flexibility and sports psychology. Many are former swimmers with the club. We also have former National Team members, National Team coaches and former Olympic athletes. Our coaches are certified through the National coaching certification program (NCCP). We are lucky to have such a large, talented and dedicated coaching staff. Our swim year runs from September to the end of May/early June (depending on the age group/team).