Swimmers in sync at championships

The Northern Novas put forth a real team effort at the Yukon Synchronized Swimming Championships on Sunday.

The Northern Novas put forth a real team effort at the Yukon Synchronized Swimming Championships on Sunday.

The Yukon synchronized swim club delivered three team performances at the event hosted by Synchro Yukon at the Canada Games Centre.

“We had a big group and a couple extra teams this year, so that’s exciting,” said Synchro Yukon president Lindsay Roberts. “Usually we have one or two teams, but we had three this year, and two solos, so that’s the first in a while.”

The championship finished with solo performances by Teera Walsh and Taylor Jobin. A total of 17 Northern Novas swimmers competed and performed, up from 11 last year.

The Northern Novas plan to attend two Outside meets this season. They will send a team to the Lower Mainland Regionals in Richmond, B.C. in April, followed by the Island Regional Championships in May. The club will also host its annual Water Show the same month.

“We’re only halfway through our season, so they only started working on their routines in December,” said Roberts. “So by the time we get to the Water Show in the spring, they’ve had that many more months to work on it.”

Contact Tom Patrick at


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Throne speech promises COVID-19 support, childcare, internet upgrades

Yukon premier said he is “cautiously optimistic” about many commitments

Culture Days comes back to Whitehorse with in-person activities, events

Clay sculpting, poetry readings, live music, moose hide tanning, photo walks and… Continue reading

Business relief program expanded, TIA told travel restrictions likely to remain until spring

The Yukon government has extended the business relief program

Driver wanted in alleged gun-pointing incident in downtown Whitehorse

The suspects fled to the Carcross area where the driver escaped on foot


Wyatt’s World for Sept. 25, 2020

Canada Games Centre could get new playground

Council to vote on contract award

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Harescramble brings out motorcycle community

This year’s event included 67 riders

YG seeks members for youth climate change panel

“Yukon youth deserve to have their voices heard”

Yukon NDP hold AGM

This year’s meeting was held virtually

Watson Lake man arrested on cocaine charge

Calvin Pembleton, 53, is facing multiple charges

Liard First Nation’s language department receives literacy award

Decades of work has made Kaska language available to many

Yukon government releases new guidelines for COVID-19 symptoms and sending children to school

The advice sorts symptoms into three categories: red, yellow and green

Most Read