|Synchro Canada announces its 2010 13-15 national team|
The team will represent Canada at the 2010 Comen Cup in July in Greece
Ottawa, June 7, 2010 – Synchro Canada is pleased to announce its 2010 13-15 national team which will compete at the 2010 Comen Cup, July 21-25, in Chania, Greece.
The 10-member squad is led by the 2010 Synchro Canada 13-15 national team head coach Elena Podolsky (Toronto, ON- Etobicoke Olympium) and her assistants Geneviève Mercier (Quebec City, QC-Synchro Élite) and Johana Vasquez (Terrebonne, QC-Montréal Synchro). Maude Pelchat (Laval, QC, Dollard Synchro) will also be there as an apprentice coach and team leader.
The team was selected following a selection camp which concluded Monday, June 7, in Montreal, QC, following the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships.
The team members are: Marie Albert (Ottawa, ON, Montréal Synchro), Natasha Bernier (Quebec City, QC, Synchro Élite), Anne-Marie Chouinard (Montreal-Borough Anjou, QC, Montréal Synchro), Jordan McKenzie (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles), Roxanne Morneau-Carrier (Quebec City, QC, Synchro Élite), Alina Ryssina (Aurora, ON, Granite Synchro), Mathilde Sauvé (Quebec City, QC, Synchro Élite), Jacqueline Simoneau (Montreal-Borough Saint-Laurent, QC, Montréal Synchro), Kali Wong (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles) and Olivia Zawadiuk (Coquitlam, B.C., PacificSport Aquasonics). They will all compete at the 2010 Comen Cup.
Jacqueline Simoneau was selected as the soloist and will also compete in duet with Anne-Marie Chouinard.
"I’m really pleased with our 2010 13-15 National Team", said the team head coach Elena Podolsky. "The selection camp went well. We had to make some tough decisions, but we are now really happy with this strong team. We will now focus on the training camp which will lead us to the Comen Cup. Our objective there is to be on the podium."
In order to participate at the selection camp, the required age for the swimmers was 13 to 15 between January 1 and December 31 2010. They needed to qualify for the 2010 Canadian Espoir Championships at the Eastern/Atlantic or Western Divisional Championships. Then at the Canadian Espoir Championships they needed to place in the top-25 in the Tier 6, 15 and - figures competition. At the selection camp, the 25 finalists needed to participate in events.
Here is Synchro Canada’s 2010 13-15 National Team:
Last year, the 2009 13-15 National Team won a bronze medal in the team event and took the fourth position in solo and duet at the Comen Cup. Several members of that team are currently on the 2010 national junior team which will compete at the 2010 FINA World Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships.
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