Soloists and Duets selected for National Junior Team
June 1, 2009
With the competitive season fast approaching Synchro Canada is pleased to announce the soloists and duets for the National Junior Team who will be competing at the UANA Pan American Junior Championships August 12-16 in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Chloe Isaac and Emilia Kopcik will be representing Canada in Solo, while Kopcik and Annabelle Frappier and Rachel Kowalski and Rebecca Maule will be the duets.
Isaac, who currently trains at the National Training Centre in Montreal, QC, will be considered the veteran of the team. Earlier this year Isaac finished first in the Solo Free at the Japan Open and German Open.
“I am so proud and happy to have been chosen for the duet and solo,” said Kopcik.
“It’s such an honor to be able to represent Canada this young and I think this will be an amazing experience.”
Frappier was equally excited and looks forward to the challenge. The duet they will swim is based on Dracula.
“I feel extremely privileged to have been selected as one of the duets,” said Frappier. “It will be a wonderful experience and I look forward to being able to show what I am capable of accomplishing.”
Kowalski and Maule, teammates at the Granite Synchro Club in Toronto, ON, will be performing a duet entitled “The Two Tigers” whose theme is of two tigers, brothers, who are separated at birth and work to find one another.
“Being a member of the Canadian Junior National Team is something I have been working towards for years,” said Kowalski. “It is my first year swimming with my duet partner Rebecca Maule at this level, so we’re both very proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short period of time.”
Maule echoed her partner’s enthusiasm and excitement.
“I am so honoured to have the opportunity to represent Canada in the duet event,” said Maule. “I love swimming this duet routine and I am excited to work hard this summer, train with some of the best swimmers in Canada, and make this duet the best it can be.”
The team will perfect its routines during its training camp in Calgary from June 29th to August 11th.