Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Community Sports

In the Swim

FV synchronized swimmers off to Calgary for qualifiers

Released by Susan Kempner, Aquasonics Head Coach/Photos Lisa Whitton, Abby


BC Aquasonics 13-15 National Stream Team Left to Right: Tanya Magee - Coach (Langley), Lani-Mari Carbone (Coquitlam), Nancy Zhang (Surrey), Madyson Stickley (Surrey), Jessica Friesen (Surrey), Kalista Iten (Anmore), Lindsey Solmes (Langley), Courtney Armstrong (Surrey), Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford).



he BC Aquasonics National Stream Synchronized Swimming teams head to Calgary, AB next week to compete at Synchro Canada's National Qualifier Championships held at the Talisman Centre, March 20-24.


This is the first year that Synchro Canada has held a National Qualifier event, replacing the former Eastern and Western Qualifier round. Over 700 athletes from across Canada will be competing.

"Our athletes have been training extremely hard since August preparing for this competition," says BC Aquasonics head coach Susan Kemper, ChPC. "In this sport we train 15 to 25 hours a week at the high performance level. These athletes need incredible mental focus to bring that training into competition just a few times a year. The girls are ready and, after their results at the BC Provincials, we have high expectations for this competition."

The BC Aquasonics are coached by the top high performance synchronized swimming coaches in British Columbia.

Susan Kemper, ChPC is BC Aquasonics Head Coach, Senior National Stream Team Coach and Technical Director for Synchro BC. She is a former Team Canada Head Coach and athlete. In 2006, Susan became a fully certified NCCP Level 5 Coach making her the first coach in synchronized swimming with their Level 5 Certification. Originally from Coquitlam, she now lives in Langley.

Tanya Magee is BC Aquasonics Coach Leader and 13-15 National Stream Team Coach. She is a former Team Canada athlete and is a NCCP Level 3 Coach. Originally from Coquitlam, she now lives in Langley.

BC Aquasonics athletes at his event are National Stream synchronized swimmers in the 13-15 age group, Juniors (16-18 years) and Seniors (18+). National Stream synchronized swimmers compete at the highest level of competition in Canada. BC Aquasonics National Stream athletes and coaches represent communities across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

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.

BC Aquasonics Senior National Stream Team. 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)


For more information, visit www.aquasonics.ca


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