Ottawa, August 2, 2011 – Synchro Canada’s 2011 13-15 National Team is in Busto Arizo, Italy, this week for the 2011 Comen Cup, the most important annual international competition in this age group.
The team members are:
CASKEY, Claire (Etobicoke, ON, Granite Synchro)
CHOUINARD, Anne-Marie (Montreal, Anjou, QC, Montréal Synchro)
HARDING, Dylan (Gormley, ON, Granite Synchro)
MARSHALL, Caroline (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
McGOVERN, Clare (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
RHÉAUME, Katherine (Montreal, Lachine, QC, Dollard Synchro)
SABOURIN, Myriam (La Prairie, QC, Montréal Synchro)
SIMONEAU, Jacqueline (Montreal, Saint-Laurent, QC, Montréal Synchro)
SLAVIN, Erica (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
WONG, Kali (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
The 10-member squad is led by Synchro Canada’s 2011 13-15 National Team head coach Elena Podolsky (Toronto, ON, Olympium Synchro) with assistant coaches Nathalie Lagrange (Saint-Léonard, QC, Montréal Synchro) and Kara Kalin (Richmond, B.C., Vancouver Pacific Wave). The 2011 National 13-15 Team was selected following a camp which concluded July 6 in Etobicoke.
Jacqueline Simoneau will also took part in this competition in the solo event. She will also compete in duet with Anne-Marie Chouinard.
Madeleine Ramsay (Merville, B.C.) and Jacqueline Hiscock (Portugal Cove, N.L.) has been appointed as judge for the competition.
At the 2010 Comen Cup in Greece, Canada won two medals. Jacqueline Simoneau won gold in solo and silver in duet with Anne-Marie Chouinard. Canada was fourth in the team event.
Here is the schedule of the competition (time in Italy):
10 am: Solo (prelims)
4 pm: Duet (prelims)
10 am: Team (prelims)
4 pm: Figures
4 pm: Duet (final)
7:30 pm: Team (final)
11 am: Solo (final)
For more information visit: 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 partners: Epiderma
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, B2ten, the Centre national multisport-Montréal
Official suppliers: Speedo, Knox Gelatine, AdUp, MKI Travel, National Car Rental
Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada
Official Charity Partner: Plan Canada’s Because I am A Girl Program
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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