Friday, April 19, 2013


Community Sports

Good Luck Girls!

Synchro swimmers head to Quebec nationals April 22

Released by Rae Ann Rose, BC Aquasonics


ifty-one BC Aquasonics Synchronized Swimmers are set to compete next week on the national stage and here at home.


On April 22, twelve Senior National Stream athletes head to Quebec City for the Canadian Open National Synchronized Swimming Championships at Lucien-Flamand Pool, April 24 – 28, 2013.


Locally, on April 27 twenty-seven Provincial Stream BC Aquasonics compete at the Walnut Grove Aquatic Centre in the Lower Mainland Regionals; twelve recreational synchronized swimmers will also represent the Club at the Lower Mainland recreational meet, also in Walnut Grove.


Chilliwack's Olivia Strickland will be competing in the Level 3 12 and over.  Good luck to Olivia!


Live results and webcast of the Canadian Open will be online here.


Canadian Open National Synchronized Swimming Championships

Coached by Susan Kemper, ChPC (Langley), the BC Aquasonics Senior National will compete in the Junior/Senior FINA Combo and the Senior FINA Team Routine event. Erin Williams (Cloverdale) will compete in the Senior Free and Technical Solo events; Natasha Heine (Surrey) and Mackenzy Higgins (White Rock) compete in the Senior FINA Duet Free Event; and, Joanna Moraes (Surrey) competes in the Junior FINA Solo event.


Photo by Lisa Whitton.  Back Row (left to right): Erin Williams (Surrey), Rene Bell (Coquitlam), Breanna Riou-Green (Port Moody), Amy Whitton (Aldergrove), Lucy Boulton (North Vancouver), Joanna Moraes (Surrey). Middle Row (left to right): Sarah Mcateer (New Westminster), Faith Phillips (Maple Ridge), Alexia Iten (Anmore), Mackenzy Higgins (White Rock), Natasha Heine (Surrey).  Front Row: Susan Kemper - Coach (Langley).


The BC Aquasonics Provincial Stream teams are coached by:

  • Disa Fladmark (Port Coquitlam) - Level 2 13 & Over

  • Suzanna Goddard (Port Moody) - Level 2 12 & Under

  •  Samantha Lankmayr (Surrey) – Level 1 12 & Under

  • Tina Naveri (Surrey) –Level 1 12 & Under, Level 5 15 & Over (Team Comb)

BC Aquasonics

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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