The Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club is a volunteer run, non-profit club that has successfully been serving the young girls and teenagers in Halton and Hamilton Wentworth for nearly 50 Years – beginning in 1972!
BSSC is passionate about inspiring athletes of all ages and abilities (Recreational or Competitive) to not only learn the sport of synchronized swimming, but to learn and improve their fitness, team sportsmanship and respect for others. We strive to provide a positive learning environment that encourages goal setting, work ethics, excellence as well as pride of accomplishment and success!
Head Coach: Elly Van Fleet
In July 2015 BSSC hired long time BSSC coach Elly Van Fleet to take over the Head Coach position from Jennifer Scott who retired after successfully leading BSSC from 2007. Promoting Elly with her many years at BSSC beginning in 1994 as an athlete, team coach from 1999, Recreational Coordinator from 2005 – 2010 was a excellent next step in this club’s illustrious Head Coach history that has previously included Janet Herman and Margaret White prior to Jennifer Scott.
Highlights for Elly as a BSSC athlete include 2 international Competitions; Glasgow Open in Glasgow, Scotland, (1995 – winning Gold) and Trygg Hansa Open in Goteborg Sweden (1996 – winning silver) amongst many more successes in her athlete career.
Elly has also been a Level 3 NCCP Certified Coach (Competition Development) since 2005.
Head Coach Elly Van Fleet – “I believe in Sport for Life”
“I believe in Sport for Life. Sport has an important role in developing young women for the future by helping to give them the tools they need to become responsible, driven, focused, passionate, decisive and confident young people. At BSSC we offer programming for all age groups and abilities from Sessional Aqua Squirt Recreational for the little swimmers to full season High Performance Provincial & National Competitive teams. BSSC has been a huge force in my life for so many years, and I hope that I can help these athletes look back at their time here as valuable, positive, encouraging, fun and successful!”
BSSC History of high performance accomplishment:
** BSSC has been chosen to represent Canada twice, winning Gold in 1995 in Glasgow Scotland, and Silver in 1996 in Goteborg, Sweden.
** BSSC swimmers have gone on to represent Ontario at the 1999 and 2007 Canada Winter Games (Cate Ahrens and Stephanie Saunders), Canada at the Junior National level (Cate Ahrens – 1997, 1998 American Cup) and at the Senior National level (Isabelle Rampling – 2007 World Championships, 2008 Olympic Games Team).
- 13-15 Provincial Team Silver (Purple Team)
- Cailyn Wallace 13-15 Provincial Figures Gold
- Cailyn Wallace 13-15 Provincial Solo Gold
- Claire Desormeaux and Caroline Scott 13-15 Provincial Duet Silver
- Emma Wansborough and Grace Chapman 16-20 Provincial Duet Bronze
2016 – Cailyin Wallace won Silver as part of the 11-12 Ontario/Canada Team at the UANA Pan Am Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2012 – Junior Combo team won Gold for Thematic Combo
2010 – 13-15 Combo team won Bronze at the Espoir Nationals
2005 – Tier 6 Select Team won Gold at the Espoir Nationals
2006 – Tier 6 team won Bronze at Espoir Nationals
Vision and Values
To inspire athletes of all ages and abilities to achieve their full potential as synchronized swimmers and as whole individuals in a fun, positive and inclusive environment.
Fun Is first and foremost why we participate in the sport of Synchro and we enthusiastically share our passion, enjoyment and friendship with others.
Family Spirit We care for, respect and support each other.
Excellence We strive to be the best we can be through a commitment to our training and practice.
Sportsmanship We enjoy Synchro for its own sake and demonstrate fairness, self-control, respect and fellowship with competitors, teammates and coaches.
Teamwork We commit to working together to achieve our success.
Work Ethic We work hard at everything we do with honesty, integrity and accountability.