Saturday, March 22, 2014
swimmers ace qualifiers in Montreal
Released by Rae-Anne Rose, BCAQ
BC Aquasonics Senior Team Atlantis
Routine. Mackenzy Higgins White Rock; Alexia Iten Anmore; Emilie
Sadler Langley; Anna Seiler Surrey; Madyson Stickley Surrey; Alanna
Stobbe Abbotsford; Amy Whitton Aldergrove; Erin Williams Surrey.
Photo by Lisa Whitton.
Aquasonics won gold at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier
Championships in Montreal, QC last week in both Senior Free Routine
and 13-15 Combo.
The Aquasonics Senior team (Alanna
Stobbe, Abbotsford; Amy Whitton, Aldergrove; Emilie Sadler, Langley)
posted a score of 71.3333 to win the gold medal with their Atlantis
routine, ahead of silver medalists Synchro Elite and Les Vestales
who placed third. The 13-15 combo team (Lindsey Solmes, Langley)
scored 64.9667 to take first place for their hockey routine.
Olivia Zawadiuk of Coquitlam also had a medal winning performance in
Montreal, taking home bronze in the Senior Technical solo event and
fourth place in Senior Free Solo, qualifying to compete at the
Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Saskatoon,
April 30 to May 4.
Seray Sefayi of Surrey also qualified to compete at Nationals,
placing 16th in the 13-15 solo event. Sefayi will take her solo next
to the Canadian Espoir Championships, June 4 to 8 in Kamloops.
The Aquasonics Junior Team (Alanna Stobbe, Abbotsford; Amy Whitton,
Aldergrove; Emilie Sadler, Langley) also had a Top 10 finish,
placing 9th in the Junior Team finals. The 13-15A team (Lindsey
Solmes, Langley) placed 7th in the team preliminary round for their
“The BC Aquasonics are becoming a force at the National level,” says
Head Coach Susan Kemper. “I am so proud of our accomplishments this
week. Our athletes brought their best to the competition and the
results show it.”
BC Aquasonics is one of Canada’s oldest, largest, and most
successful synchronized swimming clubs. 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. Nearly all of our coaches are former BC Aquasonics
athletes, now returning to share their passion for synchronized
swimming with a new generation of athletes. Training in Coquitlam
and Surrey, the Club currently has its largest number of national
stream synchronized swimmers in over a decade.
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