On May 4, at the end of the 2014 Canadian Open Championships, Synchro Canada held Phase 4 of its trials for the 2014 Junior National Squad which will attend a month-long training camp at the end of May.
Previously, the top-25 athletes in the junior figures event had advanced to Phase 2, a second figures event. The top-20 athletes from that second phase were invited to Phase 3 where they performed a routine for the judges.
The Training Squad will attend a camp in Calgary from May 26 to June 28 after which the 10 members of the 2014 Junior National Team will be announced. The selected athletes, who will keep training in Montreal until their departure, will represent the country at the FINA Junior World Championships at the end of July in Helsinki, Finland and will be led by Head Coach Jennifer Tregale and her assistants Elena Podolsky and Geneviève Beauregard-Ross.
Here are the 12 members of this year's Junior National Training Squad :
CÔTÉ, Andrée-Anne (St-Georges, QC, SynchroÉlite de Québec)
DENG, Wenjing (Whitby, ON, Granite Synchro)
DUBOC, Mady (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
HARDING, Dylan (Gormley, ON, Granite Synchro)
HARROWER, Rebecca (Edmonton, AB, Dollard Synchro)
LEBLANC, Cossette (Toronto, ON, Burlington Olympium Synchro Club)
MCGOVERN, Clare (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
PRATT, Halle (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
RUSSELL, Abby (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
SLAVIN, Erica (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
WALKER-BYRON, Madeline (Ottawa, ON, Granite Synchro)
WONG, Kali (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
In addition, Canada's Senior National Team member Jacqueline Simoneau, who is still of junior age, will represent the country as its soloist at the competition.
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:
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec
Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada
Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER
Official suppliers: Knox Gelatine, AdUp, National Car Rental
Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada
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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