Hamilton’s Chris Gauthier has been recognized by Synchro Canada for her volunteer efforts.
Gauthier was awarded a Silver Pin by the national body for synchronized swimming. The honour recognizes members of the Synchro community who, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, have contributed significantly for 10 or more years of volunteer service to Synchro Canada. Gauthier has been involved with the sport for about 25 years.
She is currently an aquatic supervisor with the City of Hamilton, responsible for aquatics in Dundas and Ancaster.
She was the lone Ontario individual recognized at the organization’s annual convention, Nov. 18-20, in St. John’s, Newfoundland-and-Labrador. The Sylvie Fortier Award went to Synchro Swim Ontario for the best membership growth percentage in the sport of synchronized swimming.
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Synchro Canada members and the final selections were made by Synchro Canada’s Awards Committee.
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level.