Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Community Sports

'Atlantis' Gold

BC Aquasonics win nationals in Saskatoon

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ/Photo by Lisa Whitton


The BC Aquasonics perform their Atlantis Routine in Saskatoon, Saskatewan.


he BC Aquasonics Senior Team won the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships today in Saskatoon, SK, beating their nearest competitor by a full 2.6 points.


The Aquasonics Senior Team scored 74.5667 to win gold with their routine “Atlantis,” ahead of silver medalists Synchro Elite de Quebec and Les Vestales who placed third.


“We just won the National Championships by a landslide,” says proud Aquasonics Head Coach Susan Kemper. “In this sport, it can be just hundredths of a point that separate competitors. Not today. This team showed up for work and brought home gold.”


The BC Aquasonics Senior Team members are: 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).


Earlier this week, Olivia Zawadiuk of Coquitlam won bronze in the Senior Technical Solo event and fifth place in Senior Free Solo. The Aquasonics Junior Team also had a Top 10 finish, placing 9th in the Junior Free Event.



BC Aquasonics

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.


For more information about the BC Aquasonics, visit www.aquasonics.ca




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