SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

Claudia Holzner 2018-11-28T16:15:08+00:00

CLAUDIA HOLZNER

BIRTHDATE February 8, 1994
HOMETOWN Calgary, AB
HEIGHT 171 cm
HOME CLUB Calgary Aquabelles
COACH BEFORE NT Jenn Tregale
NATIONAL TEAM SINCE 2012
JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM 2010, 2011, 2012
13-15 NATIONAL TEAM 2008, 2009
SOCIAL FEEDS  
FAMILY Mother Michelle, Father Sigi
STARTED ARTISTIC SWIMMING … 8 years old at Calgary Aquabelles in Calgary, AB
GUILTY PLEASURE Donuts from Chinatown (They’re special!)
FAVOURITE ON TV/NETFLIX Grey’s Anatomy

COOKIES OR CAKES

Cookies!

Cats or Dogs

Dogs!

Chocolate or Vanilla

Chocolate!

Morning or Evening

Evening!

Summer or Winter

Summer!

Sweet or Salty

Sweet!

Pancakes or Waffles

Waffle!

Beach or Mountains

Mountains!

BIOGRAPHY

Claudia Holzner was six when she saw synchronized swimming on TV from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Two years later she did her first lesson with the Calgary Aquabelles and was hooked. In 2008 she won team gold at the age group Pan American Championships before joining the 13-15 National Team in 2009. She moved up to the Junior National Team in 2010 and returned to the Pan Am Championships in 2011, winning gold in the solo, duet and team events. Holzner achieved one of the greatest highlights of her career at the 2011 Canadian Open Championships where she won gold in all five events (solo, duet, team, combo, figures). After competing at the 2012 FINA World Junior Championships, Holzner joined the Senior National Team and was named to squad for the 2013 FINA World Championships where she competed in the non-Olympic combo event. In 2014, she was a member of the team that competed at the FINA World Cup in Quebec City and, in 2015, she won the gold medal in the team event at the Toronto PanAm Games. Claudia says winning the Pan Am Gold medal and being able to compete for Canada at the Olympic Qualifier are the highlights of her career so far.

GETTING TO KNOW THE ATHLETE

  • Family: Parents Michelle and Sigi Holzner.
  • Getting into the Sport: Started synchro at age 8… Had been a gymnast but without much success… Says it’s nicer to land on your face in the water than on the beam…
  • Outside Interests: Likes skiing, cycling, hiking, picnics… Anything outdoors! Currently studying French… 
  • Future aspirations: Would like to work with athletes again someday, either as a Physio or with the Canadian Olympic Committee…
  • Odds and Ends: Nickname is Clauss… Has a small Barney as a good luck mascot that started as a joke with her team in Calgary before she and her duet partner began taking it to international competitions… Always wears an infinity ring that says “Live your passion”… Collects key chains from every place she visits…
  • Favourite motto: “She believed she could so she did”
  • Why she loves Synchro: “It’s a beautiful sport. I love being able to express my emotions through my movements and being with the people I can call my family every day. We go through a lot, but in the end it’s an honour to share these memories with them!”

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  Download
Olympic Qualifier 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team (4) Results
FINA World Championships 2015 Kazan, RUS Combo (6), Team Free (7), Team Technical (6) Results
Pan Am Games 2015 Toronto, ON Team (1) Results
Shiseido Canadian Open Championships 2015 Toronto, ON Team Free(1), Team Technical(1) Results
FINA World Trophy 2014 CHN
FINA World Cup 2014 Quebec City, QC Team (4), Highlight Team (2) Results
Spanish Open 2014 Castillon, ESP Team (2) Results
Japan Open 2014 Amagasaki, JPN Team (2) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2014 Saskatoon, SK Team Free(1), Team Technical(1) Results
FINA World Championships 2013 Barcelona, ESP Combo (5) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2013 Quebec City, QC Combo (1), Team Technical (1) Results
FINA World Junior Championships 2012 Volos, GRE Team (4), Combo (5), Duet (6) Results
UANA Pan American Championships 2011 Montreal, QC Duet (1), Solo (1), Team (1), Combo (1), Figures (2) Results
Comen Cup 2009 Belgrade, SER Team (3), Duet (4), Figures (8) Results

NATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  Download
Canadian Open Championships 2012 Victoria, BC Combo (1), Team (1), Duet (1), Solo (3), Figures (3) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2011 Calgary, AB Solo (1), Duet (1), Team (1), Combo (1), Figures (1) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2010 Charlottetown,PEI Duet (4), Solo (5), Figures (6) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2009 London, ON Combo (1), Duet (1), Solo (1), Figures (2) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2009 Quebec City, QC Team (6), Figures (18) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2008 Solo (2), Duet (2), Team (6), Figures (2)
Canadian Espoir Championships 2007 Saint John, NB Team (6), Duet (9), Solo (10), Figures (21) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2006 Toronto, ON Team (4), Figures (4) Results