Canada wraps-up Spanish Open on high note

Canada will be leaving Spain with confidence as they wrapped-up the Spanish Open with another solid performance.

In the final event, the Team Free finals, Canada finished second with a score of 96.333. Spain finished first with 98.500, while France was third with 92.500.

The Spanish Open, held in Valladolid, Spain, was Canada’s final competition and last opportunity to receive feedback prior to the start of the 13th FINA World Championships on July 18th.

“We have reached a level where we are earning 9.6’s and 9.7’s for our performances,” said Canadian coach Julie Sauve. “At the World Championships our goal is to earn as many 9.7’s as possible so we now need to work on achieving perfection in practice and obviously in all our performances.”

Canada’s performances this past weekend earned them much praise, but like their coach the team knows it’s crunch time.

“As a team we know we need to raise our game to a new level,” said Canadian team captain Eve Lamoureux. “Our focus in our training camp prior to the World Championships will be to have nothing but perfection.”

Canada also finished second in Solo Tech, Solo Free, Duet Technical, Duet Free and Team Technical. Canada finished first in Combo.

In addition to Canada and Spain the Spanish Open featured entries from France, Mexico, Venezuela and a number of Spanish club teams.

Swimmers in Team Tech
Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon
Jo-Annie Fortin
Chloe Isaac
Eve Lamoureux
Elise Marcotte
Karine Thomas
Valerie Welsh
Erin Willson
Tracy Little (alternate)
Sandy Gill (alternate)

Swimmers in Team Free
Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon
Jo-Anne Fortin
Sandy Gill
Chloe Isaac
Eve Lamoureux
Elise Marcotte
Karine Thomas
Valerie Welsh
Tracy Little (alternate)
Erin Willson (alternate)

National Team Coaches
Denise Sauve
Julie Sauve
Marietta Meng-Chen
Kasia Kulesza
Laurel Hindle – Aprentice Coach

Team Manager – Josee Dagenais

For more information please contact:
Lisa Wallace
Communications Manager
Synchro Canada
[email protected]

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