Canadian Synchro Masters take on FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest

Ottawa, ON – Close to one hundred Masters Synchronized Swimmers represented Canada last week at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The events took place at the City Park – Városliget Lake, the same amazing venue that our National Team visited a few weeks ago for the 2017 FINA World Championships.

“Synchro Canada congratulates the almost 100 masters competitors who took their passion for the sport of synchronized (artistic) swimming to Budapest, Hungary on the occasion of the 17th FINA World Masters Championships,” stated Synchro Canada CEO, Jackie Buckingham. “We are so proud of all our masters’ swimmers continued commitment to sport-for-life at its highest level and thank them for being such worthy role models for our youngest athletes.”

Represented by 13 different clubs, Canada had entries in every event of the competition, in almost all age groups. The clubs participating were:

CLUB NAME CITY EVENTS
BURNABY CAPRICE SYNCHRO Burnaby, BC Solo 50-59
Duet 40-49
CALGARY AQUAMUMS MASTERS Calgary, AB Solo 50-59
Duet 50-59
Team 50-64
Combo 40-64
CLUB AQUATIQUE (CA) DE L’EST DE MONTRÉAL Montreal, QC Solo 40-49
Duet 40-49
Duet 30-39
Duet 25-29
Team 35-49
CLUB BROSSARD SYNCHRO Brossard, QC Solo 40-49
Duet 40-49
Combo 40-64
DOLLARD SYNCHRO Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC Solo 30-39
Duet 25-29
EDMONTON AQUAMASTERS Edmonton, AB Solo 70-79
Duet 70-79
OLYMPIUM SYNCHRO Etobicoke, ON Solo 25-29
Team 25-34
QUEBEC EXCELLENCE SYNCHRO Quebec, QC Solo 50-59
Solo 40-49
Duet 40-49
Team 35-49
ROSEMONT PETITE-PATRIE Montreal, QC Team 25-34
TORONTO SYNCHRONIZED SWIM CLUB Toronto, ON Solo 30-39
Duet 30-39
Duet 25-29
Team 25-34
TORONTO TSUNAMIS Toronto, ON Duet 30-39
VANCOUVER MASTERS SYNCHRO Vancouver, BC Solo 40-49
Duet 40-49
Duet 30-39
Duet 25-29
Team 35-49
Team 25-34
Mixed Duet 30-39
YORK SYNCHRO Newmarket, ON Solo 30-39
Solo 25-29
Duet 25-29

Not unlike our Senior National Team, the swimmers were impressed by the venue and the staff in Budapest. “The setting for World Masters was like nothing I have ever experienced! The Training Pool below the ‘castle’ and the Competition Pool with stands for 5000 made for an incredible experience. Masters has never had so grand a location. The volunteers were always there to help with any problems. It was a truly unique experience.” said Dot Padget, Calgary Aquamums swimmer and Synchro Canada Official. “Canada was well represented and made a great showing on the podium,” she added.

Canadian synchronized swimmers won 12 medals during the event, 8 of them gold:

EVENT RESULT SWIMMER(S) CLUB
SOLO (TECH + FREE)
SOLO 70-79 GOLD
SILVER
ANDERSON, Marjorie
PATTERSON, Loretta
Edmonton Aquamasters
Edmonton Aquamasters
SOLO 50-59 GOLD
SILVER
FITZSIMMONS, Carol
NEW, Cathy
Calgary Aquamums Masters
Calgary Aquamums Masters
SOLO 25-29 GOLD KNOBBS, Jennifer Olympium Synchro
DUET (TECH + FREE)
DUET 70-79 GOLD ANDERSON, Marjorie
PATTERSON, Loretta
Edmonton Aquamasters
DUET 50-59 GOLD FITZSIMMONS, Carol
KRYCZKA IRWIN, Kelly
Calgary Aquamums Masters
DUET 40-49 SILVER BEAUDET, Dominique
TASCHEREAU, Marie-Stefani
CA de l’Est de Montréal
TEAM (TECH + FREE)
TEAM 50-64 GOLD BODIE, Jackie
FITZSIMMONS, Carol
HULSE, Lynne
KOKOTT, Angela
KRYCZKA IRWIN, Kelly
NEW, Cathy
PADGET, Dot
POLLOCK, Lori
THOMPSON, Janet
Calgary Aquamums Masters
TEAM 35-49 GOLD ARSENEAU, Annie
BEAUDET, Dominique
CASTONGUAY, Veronique
LASNIER, Valerie
LUSSIER, Emilie
MATHIEU, Sandra
PERREAULT, Marylene
TASCHEREAU, Marie-Stefani
CA de l’Est de Montréal
COMBO
COMBO 40-64 GOLD ALLARD, Brenda
BELANGER, Lyne
BELANGER, Patricia
CAMBRONNE, France
DELAGE, Isabelle
JANELLE, Guylaine
LAMOUREUX, Eve
LEBLANC, Stephanie
MAILLE, Isabelle
SADLEMYER, Sarah
Club Brossard Synchro
SILVER BODIE, Jackie
FITZSIMMONS, Carol
HULSE, Lynne
KOKOTT, Angela
KRYCZKA IRWIN, Kelly
NEW, Cathy
PADGET, Dot
POLLOCK, Lori
THOMPSON, Janet
Calgary Aquamums Masters

For all Canadian results, please visit the event page.

2017-10-11T23:09:04+00:00 August 15th, 2017|