|Nearly 400 synchronized swimmers from Eastern Canada in Etobicoke for the 2011 Canadian Eastern/...|
Ottawa, March 15, 2010 – Nearly 400 synchronized swimming athletes from Eastern Canada are set to compete at the 2011 Eastern/Atlantic Divisional Championships, March 15-20, at the Olympium Pool in Etobicoke (590, Rathburn Rd.).
The event, hosted by the Waterloo Regional Synchro Club and Synchro Ontario and supervised by Synchro Canada, will include 372 athletes in the 13-15, 16-18, junior and senior categories and athletes with a disability representing 29 clubs from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-and-Labrador. Also, more than 80 coaches and 23 officials will take part in this event.
Athletes from Western Canada will take part in the Western Divisional Championships, March 24-27, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
“On behalf of the organizing committee, I want to welcome everybody to Etobicoke for the 2011 Eastern/Atlantic Divisional Championships”, said the president of Waterloo Regional Synchro Club, Erika Lindner. “We wish all swimmers and teams the best of luck this weekend. Your hard work, training and commitment to this sport will truly be recognized over the next few days.”
A first qualification step toward the 2011 National Teams
This event will be the first step for swimmers in the junior and 13-15 categories to qualify for the 2011 Junior and 13-15 National Teams.
At this competition, Junior athletes are trying to qualify for the 2011 Canadian Open Championships, held April 27-May 1 in Calgary, AB. The selection of the National Junior Team will take place during and following the Canadian Open. The National Junior Team will represent Canada at a competition this summer to be identified at a later date.
Athletes in the 13-15 category are trying to qualify for the 2011 Canadian Espoir Championships, held June 1-5 in Gatineau, QC. The selection of the National 13-15 Team will take place during and following the Espoir Championships. The National 13-15 Team will represent Canada at the Comen Cup in August.
Full schedule and results are available at www.synchro.ca
About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level. Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:
Official partner: Epiderma
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, B2ten, the Centre national multisport-Montréal
Official suppliers: Speedo, AdUp, MKI Travel, National Car Rental.
For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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