Saturday, June 8, 2013
Water Dancers Make Top Ten
BC Aquasonics place well in Nationals
Released by Raeanne Rose/BCAQ/Photo by Dan Robichaud Photography
Aquasonics compete in Ottawa last week.
C Aquasonics from the Fraser Valley placed 9th in Canada at the Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships in Ottawa last weekend at the Nepean Sports Complex with their routine "Jungle," choreographed by Aquasonics coach Tanya Magee (Langley).
After placing thirteenth of twenty-three teams in the figures event, the 13 to 15 year old team vaulted into 8th place in the preliminary round with a stellar performance, ensuring them a spot in the finals which included the Top 10 teams at the meet.
In the finals, their routine finished in 8th place and their combined championship score placed them in 9th overall in the competition.
The 13-15 Aquasonics Team includes Courtney Armstrong (Surrey), Lani-Marie Carbonel (Coquitlam), Jessica Friesen (Surrey), Kalista Iten (Anmore), Lindsey Solmes (Langley), Madyson Stickley (Surrey), Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford), and Nancy Zhang (Surrey).
12 and under swimmers Shaleigh Lachance (Coquitlam), Grace MacDonald (Delta), and Abby Rothwell (Delta) also competed at Espoir. Lachance placed 6th in the 12 and under solo event, earning a spot on the podium (awards given to the top 6 in each event). MacDonald and Rothwell placed 8th in the 12 and under duet.
The Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships is the annual national synchronized swimming competition for the 13-15 and 12 and under age groups.
BC Aquasonics Results at the Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships
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The 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. Our coaches are all 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 membership in over a decade with over 110 athletes, age 6 to 20, in introductory, recreational and competitive streams.
The BC Aquasonics will host a club watershow on June 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at City Centre Aquatic Complex in Coquitlam. The public is invited to the event to see a showcase performance of all the BC Aquasonics teams.