Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Beating the Best
Aquasonics rank amongst top swimmers after Canadian nationals
Released by Rae Ann Rose, Aquasonics/Handout photo
he BC Aquasonics Senior National Stream Team won silver in the Senior FINA Team Free event this weekend at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Quebec City.
The team, including Amy Whitton of Aldergrove, posted a score of 73.817 with their routine “Mayan Calendar.”
The winning routine was choreographed by BC Aquasonics Head Coach Susan Kemper, ChPC (Langley) who has an international reputation for her innovative routines and bringing the best out in her athletes.
“Every member of the team brought their best to the pool tonight,” says Kemper of the eight member team. “They gelled as a team at the right time, we believed that we were medal contenders, and we accomplished what we set out to do. It is a proud day for the BC Aquasonics.” The Aquasonics were the only team from BC to place in any event at the competition.
The Aquasonics entered five events at the Canadian Open, bringing home awards in four of them. Erin Williams of Cloverdale placed 5th in the Senior FINA Solo (Technical) and 6th in the Senior FINA Solo (Free) events. Duet pair Natasha Heine (Surrey) and Mackenzy Higgins (White Rock) placed 5th in the Senior FINA Duet (Free) event. Awards are given to the top six teams in each event. The Aquasonics Combo Team placed 7th in the Canadian Open Combo event.
The Senior BC Aquasonics team will compete next at the US Open Synchronized Swimming Championships July 9 to 13, 2013 in Irving, Texas.
The BC Aquasonics is British Columbia’s oldest, largest, and most successful synchronized swimming club. 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. Training in Coquitlam and Surrey, the Club currently has its largest membership in over a decade with over 100 athletes, age 6 to 20, in introductory, recreational and competitive streams.
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