For the second year in a row, Québec City is set to welcome Synchro Canada’s Qualifier Championships. This year, it has proved to be a more challenging task as the ongoing labour dispute at Laval University has prevented the event to be held entirely at the Desjardins Aquatic Centre as scheduled, except for 2 figures events. All routine events will be held Lucien-Flamand pool, which hosted the Canadian Open in 2013.
More than 650 synchronized swimmers, coaches and judges from across Canada have come to Quebec to compete in over 15 events in the 13-15, Junior and Senior categories on March 21-25.
The 476 athletes will represent 40 clubs from nine provinces during the competition hosted by Quebec City’ synchronized swimming club, Quebec Excellence Synchro, Synchro Québec and Synchro Canada. They will be accompanied by 95 coaches and will perform in front of 40 officials.
A total of 145 athletes from the province of Quebec will be taking part in the competition, 31 of them being from the host club.
Towards the 2017 Canadian Championships
As the name suggests, the Canadian Qualifier Championships are the opportunity for competitors to qualify for the final competitions of the year, the Canadian Championships.
Athletes of the junior and senior age groups will be looking to earn a ticket to the Canadian Open Championships, which will be held May 2 – 7 in Toronto, ON. For the athletes of the 13-15 age group, qualification will lead to the Canadian Espoir Championships in London, ON, on May 30 – June 4.
Tickets are available at the door at Piscine Lucien-Flamand (7, rue Robert-Rumilly), for $12 per day or $35 for an all-event package.
All events from the Championships will be webcast live. Schedules, start lists, results and links to live webcast and live results can be found at www.synchro.ca/qualifier2017.
Schedule for Wednesday, March 21
|8:00am – 2:00pm||13-15||Figures|
|3:30pm – 4:15pm||Senior||Solo Technical|
|6:30pm – 6:45pm||Senior||Team Technical|
|6:45pm – 6:45pm||Junior||Team Preliminaries|