Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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Aquasonics off to Quebec nats in April

Released by Rae Ann Rose, Aquasonics/Photos Lisa Whitton, Abby


Aquasonics swim team compete in Calgary. Photo by Lisa Whitton.


he BC Aquasonics had great success at Synchro Canada's National Qualifier Championships in Calgary, AB last week: five of six teams compete next at the National Championships, including Amy Whitton of Aldergrove (Senior and Combo teams) and Alanna Stobbe of Abbotsford (13-15 team).

The Senior National Stream team was a silver medalist in the Senior FINA Free Team Routine (Score 71.900)
Combo team placed 6th in the Combo Final (Score 72.880)
Erin Williams (Surrey) placed 6th in both the Senior FINA Technical Solo (Score 68.300) and Senior FINA Free Solo events (Score 70.840)
Mackenzy Higgins (Surrey) and Natasha Heine (Surrey) placed 4th in the Senior FINA Free Duet (Score 69.670)
The 13-15 National Stream Team placed 8th in the 13-15 Team Routine (Score 65.470) and 10th overall (Score 63.329)
Madyson Stickley (Surrey) and Alanna Stobbe placed 28th in the 13-15 Duet (Score 64.512)

"We had an extremely successful week at the Qualifier in Calgary," says BC Aquasonics head coach, Susan Kemper, ChPC (Langley). "Our competition was fierce but our athletes handled it with great determination and as a result we achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves. Now we have a great opportunity to step up our performance yet again at Nationals."

The Senior BC Aquasonics team, coached by Kemper, will compete next at the Canadian Open Championship in Quebec City, April 24 - 28.

The 13-15 team, coached by Tanya Magee (Langley) and Suzanna Goddard, competes at the Canadian Espoir Championships in Ottawa, May 29 - June 2, 2013. Front (left to right): Lani-Marie Carbonel (Coquitlam), Courtney Armstrong (Surrey), Nancy Zhang (Surrey) Back (left to right): Jessica Friesen (Surrey), Kalista Iten (Anmore), Madyson Stickley (Surrey) Top: Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford)

Photo credits - Top photo
Rene Bell (Coquitlam),Lucy Boulton (North Vancouver), Natasha Heine (Surrey), Mackenzy Higgins (Surrey), Alexia Iten (Anmore), Sarah Mcateer (New Westminster),Faith Phillips (Maple Ridge), Breanna Riou-Green (Port Moody), Amy Whitton (Aldergrove), Erin Williams (Surrey)

About the 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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