|Synchro Canada’s National Team Members Shared Their Expertise and Passion with Kids from Charlotteto|
Ottawa, April 30, 2010 – Synchro Canada’s National Team Members introduced synchronized swimming to 88 kids from Charlottetown, April 29, during a community activity that was held at the 2010 Canadian Open Championships in Charlottetown until May 2 at the CARI Complex.
Children from Eliot River Elementary, West Kent Elementary and Westwood Primary schools had the opportunity to meet the national team members who won all the team events at the German Open in March 2010.
National Team members joined by some Charlottetown Naiads athletes, jumped in the pool with the children to introduce them to the sport by doing some entertaining exercises related to synchronized swimming. At the end of the activity, national team athletes took pictures with the kids and signed autographs.
"It is important for Synchro Canada to involve our athletes in the community", said Synchro Canada president Lisa Schott. "Our sport is not only looking to bring our athletes to the Olympic podium, but also to contribute to the personal development of them. I hope this exchange will not only share the passion of the national team members for the sport in general and for synchronized swimming, but also the values."
"Following the recent physical fitness report of Active Healthy Kids Canada, Synchro Canada is also really concerned by the low rate participation of the kids under 5 to daily physical activities", commented Lisa Schott. "By this kind of activity, we wish to do our part to raise this level. And who knows, maybe among those participants today one of them is one future national team member!"
The 2010 Canadian Open Championships are being held in Charlottetown until Sunday, May 2.
Tickets for the 2010 Canadian Open Championships are $8 a day or $20 for all four days of competition.
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