The 2014 MAKE UP FOR EVER France Open will be held in Montreuil

Ottawa, March 18, 2014 – Following the silver medal in the team event and the bronze medal in the duet event at the German Open last weekend, Canadian synchronized swimming national team will pursue its preparation in Europe at the 2014 MAKE UP FOR EVER France Open, March 20-22, in Montreuil.

Here are the team members who will represent Canada in this competition:

BALL, Janelle (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC)

BRISSON, Gabriella (Calgary, AB) – technical team, free team

FRAPPIER, Annabelle (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC) – technical team, free team

FRÉCHETTE, Rachel (Deux-Montagnes, QC)

GILL, Sandy (Coquitlam, B.C.) – technical team, free team

HOLZNER, Claudia (Calgary, AB) – technical team, free team

MAULE, Rebecca (Guelph, ON) – technical team

MIKELBERG, Lisa (Hampstead, QC) –free team

MORIN, Marie-Lou (Westmount, QC) – technical team, free team

SCHEIL, Kaylene (Calgary, AB) – technical team, free team

SIMONEAU, Jacqueline (Montreal, borough St-Laurent, QC) – free solo, technical duet, free duet, technical team, free team

THOMAS, Karine (Gatineau, QC) –technical duet, free duet

Here is the competition schedule for the Canadian Team (Ottawa Time):

Thursday, March 20

5 am: technical duet – final (Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas)

10 am: free duet – prelims. (Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas)

Friday, March 21

10 am: free solo – prelims. (Jacqueline Simoneau)

3:15 pm: free duet – final (Jacqueline Simoneau et Karine Thomas)

Saturday, March 22

5 am: technical team – final

8 am: free solo – final (Jacqueline Simoneau)

11 am: free team – final

Senior National Team Head Coach Meng Chen and her assistant coach Anastassia Goutseva will accompany these swimmers.

Louise Kennedy and Dot Padget have been appointed as judges for the competition.

Additional informational as well as athlete bios are available on-line at

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 or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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For information:

Patrick Godbout

Synchro Canada

Communications Manager

Email: [email protected]

Cell.: (514) 213-9897