Jacqueline Simoneau starts Synchronized Swimming off for Canada in Budapest

The first synchronized swimmer in the pool for Canada at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary will be Jacqueline Simoneau, 20 (Montréal, QC). She will swim in the Solo Technical preliminaries in the first event to be competed. The event begins Friday, July 14th at 11:00 am local time (5:00 am EDT). Simoneau will swim 22nd in the 30 competitor field.

Having played the violin as a child, Simoneau returned to music she loved, the movie soundtrack of The Red Violin, for her Solo Technical Routine. She and her coach Johana Vasquez reworked the music into a routine which shows off her superior technical capabilities, especially her amazing height and spinning skill.

Simoneau will also swim later in the day in the Duet Technical preliminaries with her new partner Claudia Holzner, 23 (Calgary, AB). The two used music from two different albums, Cataclysm by Erik Ekholm and Race To the Line by Geoffrey J.P. Holroyde and Emre Ramazanoglu to create their Technical Routine. In this elegant, fast-paced routine, they portray enchanted creatures, showing off their powerful technical elements performed with innovative transitions and strong propulsion across the pool. That event begins at 4:00 pm local time (10:00 am EDT). The two will compete 22nd of 40 duets in the competition.

For all Canadian schedules, start lists, results and links to live stream, please visit the event page on synchro.ca. Please note that only finals will be featured in CBC’s live stream. For the other events, you can visit the following website (subscription required).

For additional information about World Championships, visit FINA’s website.