Regina, January 8, 2014 – 2008 and 2012 Canadian Synchronized Swimming Olympian Élise Marcotte will be in Regina, SK, January 11-12, to meet with Regina Synchro young athletes for a technical visit at the Lawson Aquatic Centre (1717, Elphinstone St.).
During the weekend, Élise Marcotte will work with coaches and athletes to improve basic technical elements and routines of the participants. She will also share her experiences and tips she learned throughout her career.
Schedule for Élise Marcotte:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
10:30 am – 3 pm: technical workshops with young athletes
7 pm – 10 pm: technical workshops with young athletes
Sunday, January 12, 2014
8:30 am – 2 pm : technical workshops with young athletes
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: technical workshops with young athletes
“I’m really excited to have this opportunity to be able to share my passion, my experience and my technical knowledge with the kids”, said Élise Marcotte. “I hope that this visit will inspire them so they will dream of one day becoming a national team athlete. Sport is such a great school of life! I think it is important to share what I have learned in the water and outside. Who knows, maybe one day they will represent Canada at major international competitions or at the Olympic Games!”
“Regina Synchro is excited to have Elise come to our club for the weekend to refine our routines and provide her unique advice as a two time Olympic Athlete to achieve the best results possible this season”, said Regina Synchro’s Head Coach, Natalie Good.
Élise Marcotte is from L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, and represented Canada at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Senior National Team member from 2006 to 2012, Élise Marcotte took part in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 FINA World Aquatic Championships where she won a bronze medal in combo in 2009 and 2011. At the 2010 FINA World Cup, she got two bronze medals in team and combo. She also won two gold medals in duet and team events at the 2011 Pan American Games, and one silver medal in team in 2007. She was also a member of the 2004 and 2006 FINA World Junior Championships.
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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