Awards

Each year SSNZ celebrates success with awards and presentations at the National Championships. The awards recognise outstanding service to the synchro community, as well as New Zealand selection and representation for athletes, coaches and managers.

For a list of past recipients, see the SSNZ Awards Recipients lists in the download section on this page.

Nominations for Service Awards are called for each year prior to the SSNZ National Championships. Details on how to nominate a potential award recipient can be found in the download section on this page or contact synchronewzealand@gmail.com

Award Categories are;

SSNZ Service Awards

  • Service Award
  • Honours Award
  • Life Membership

NZ Representation Awards for Athletes/Coaches/Managers

  • Certificate awarded for selection to Development Squads & NZ Teams
  • Certificate awarded for representation at an International Competition
  • NZ Representative Pin (silver) awarded for representation at an International Competition
  • NZ Representative Pin (red stone) awarded for representation at FINA Junior Worlds
  • NZ Representative Pin (blue stone) awarded for representation at FINA Worlds

SSNZ Spirit of Synchro Award - The Spirit of Synchro Award is a trophy, donated in honour of Sue Edwards – who, herself was the Spirit of Synchro in New Zealand until she passed away in 2018.  This Award recognises an individual who embodies the values and passion that Sue had for the sport of synchro – someone that goes above and beyond, to further the sport at a club or national level.  It could be an administrator, an athlete, a coach or a judge. See the nomination form in the download box for more information.

News from the Awards Committee...

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 SSNZ Service Awards; 

  • Bronwyn Stackpole - Spirit of Synchro Award
  • Joanne Worsely - Service Award
  • Annick Pratt - Service Award
  • Julia  Velijanskaia - Service Award
  • Dierdre Harrison - Honours Award
  • Shirley Hooper - Honours Award
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