|Synchro Canada represented by a 12-athlete team at the 2011 FINA World Trophy|
Ottawa, December 5, 2011 – Synchro Canada will send a team of 12 athletes to the 2011 FINA World Trophy which will be held December 9-11 in Beijing, China.
The majority of National Team members taking part in this competition are part of Synchro Canada’s 2011-2012 Senior National B team. The other 2 athletes, Geneviève Bélanger (Laval, QC) and Erin Willson (Toronto, ON), are amongst the 12 member national senior squad which was selected in October to train together towards determining the final line-up of nine athletes that will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Synchro Canada’s National Team competing at the 2011 FINA World Trophy is completed with Camille Bowness (Beaconsfield, QC), Annabelle Frappier (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC), Rachel Fréchette (Deux-Montagnes, QC), Sandy Gill (Coquitlam, B.C.), Emilia Kopcik (Surrey, B.C.), Rachel Kowalski (Kitchener, ON), Rebecca Maule (Guelph, ON), Lisa Mikelberg (Hamstead, QC), Marie-Lou Morin (Westmount, QC) and Marie Rondeau (Quebec City, QC).
Geneviève Bélanger and Rachel Fréchette will represent Canada in the Thematic Duet event. Canada will also take part in the Acrobatics Routine, Free Team and Combo events.
Lyne Piché and Kasia Kulesza are the team coaches.
This is the 6th edition of the FINA World Trophy, the most spectacular competition in the synchronized swimming international calendar. The performances will be judged solely on artistic merit and the athletes will be allowed to use original costumes and accessories.
Additional event information and complete bios are available on-line at Synchro Canada’s website 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
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