McGovern received Pat Murray Trophy awarded to the top FINA Junior Individual Aggregate score

SASKATOON, May 5, 2014Clare McGovern of the Granite Synchro Club and from Toronto, ON, was awarded the Pat Murray Trophy as the top Junior Athlete of the competition to close the 2014 Canadian Open Championships in synchronized swimming.

During the competition held in Saskatoon from April 29 to May 3, McGovern swept all Junior events, winning the gold medal in the Junior Solo event, the Duet event with her partner Wenjing Deng, the Team event with her Granite teammates and finishing first in figures.

Suzanne Eon Trophy to Johana Vasquez

Johana Vasquez from Synchro Laval won the Suzanne Eon Trophy which is awarded to a coach during Synchro Canada’s Canadian Open Championships to reward and encourage this person to continue coaching.

Charlotte Tutte Trophy to Genevieve Beauregard-Ross

Geneviève Beauregard-Ross from Dollard Synchro won the Charlotte Tutte trophy that is awarded to a coach who reflects the philosophy of Charlotte Tutte in developing team spirit and enhancing the growth of athletes as individuals and competitors.

Best overall artistic performance MAKE UP FOR EVER Awards

The Calgary Aquabelles won the best overall artistic performance MAKE UP FOR EVER Award for the 2014 Canadian Open Championships for their combo routine “DIVA”.  

This award were given to the top junior or senior team based only on the artistic marks during the team or combo final. All winning athletes received products from MAKE UP FOR EVER.

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

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For information:

Stéphane Côté

Synchro Canada

Communications Coordinator

Email:   [email protected]

Cell.: (418) 420-2125