Thursday, December 18, 2014


Strong Start for Swimmers

Aquasonics are perfect aliens, zombies & cannibals

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ/ Photo courtesy of Onsite Digital Photography


he BC Aquasonics launched the 2014-2015 competition season with  first place finishes in Junior Team, Junior Combo, and Junior Duet at this weekend’s Lower Mainland Regional Synchronized Swimming Championships at Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex, leading the competition in every event they entered.


Taking first place in the National Stream events for the BC Aquasonics:

• Junior A Team coached by Susan Kemper and Tanya Magee (Cannibals Routine) with Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford), Cameron Blades (Langley) and Lindsey Solmes (Langley)
• Junior Combo Team coached by Susan Kemper (Zombies Routine) with Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford), Cameron Blades (Langley) and Lindsey Solmes (Langley)
• Junior Duet coached by Susan Kemper with Surrey athletes Judith Gerhalter and Marlene Gerhalter

The Junior B team, coached by Tanya Magee and Suzanna Goddard, came second in the Junior Team event and third overall with their Aliens routine.


“It was a great start to the season,” says Head Coach Susan Kemper. “We have some crazy routines this year – Cannibals and Zombies and Aliens – that really enable our athletes to show the kind of fierce competitors they are. We are here to win. And that’s what we did.”


The Aquasonics also dominated in the figures and technical skills competitions, with four Aquasonics placing in the Top 10 in figures and five in the Top 10 in Technical Skills.


These Regional Championships, hosted by the BC Aquasonics at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, bring together the National Stream synchronized swimmers in the province in the 11-12 and 13-15 age groups, Juniors (16-18 years) and Seniors (18+), with each Region competing within itself. BC Aquasonics National Stream athletes and coaches represent communities across the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.


Full results are posted at Synchro BC:



Photo: BC Aquasonics Junior Combo Team (Zombies Routine) Pictured: Courtney Armstrong (Surrey), Cameron Blades (Langley), Judith Gerhalter (Surrey), Marlene Gerhalter (Surrey), Alexia Iten (Anmore), Kalista Iten (Anmore), Seray Sefayi (Surrey), Lindsey Solmes (Langley), Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford), Emily Yang (Surrey), Nancy Zhang (Surrey)


About the BC Aquasonics

From participation to podium, the BC Aquasonics is British Columbia’s premier high performance synchronized swimming training centre, developing champions at every level. We have a membership averaging 100 athletes each year, making us the largest synchronized swimming Club in BC and one of the largest in the Canada. The Aquasonics have produced all but one Team Canada athlete from the province of BC, all of the Olympic team synchronized swimmers from BC, and two Olympic Team coaches.


Through synchronized swimming, the BC Aquasonics inspires our athletes to be Aquasonics for Life: striving for and reaching their goals with determination, pride, professionalism, teamwork, respect, and excellence.




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