Canada Artistic Swimming is proud to confirm that Karine Doré and Yingli Hou have agreed to continue leading the Canadian team that is scheduled to compete at the twice-postponed Junior World Championships to be held in Quebec City in August 2022.
Karine Doré, from Montréal, QC, remains as the team’s Head Coach. Currently Head Coach of the Montreal Synchro club and assistant coach of the senior national team, Karine brings over thirty years of diverse experience as a coach, choreographer and artistic swimming athlete to her new position. A member of Synchro Québec’s Hall of Fame, she is an NCCP Level 5 certified coach, and is known for achieving great results as a dedicated, passionate, creative coach. She worked with the national team previously preparing for major events, World Championships and Olympic Games, including the Tokyo 2020 edition. She has also regularly conducted annual training camps for athletes from across Canada.
“I’m very happy and honoured to continue my role as Head Coach of the National Junior team,” stated Doré. “One of my goals will be to create a stimulating and motivating environment for the athletes. I am excited that we can finally reconnect with the international artistic swimming community at the junior level. Participating at Junior Worlds will be a nice challenge for us after two years of pandemic but will certainly be an enriching and growing experience for everyone. I can’t wait to show the world what we can bring!”
Yingli Hou, who is currently a coach at the Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club, will serve as assistant coach. She competed for China at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. She has been working as a coach in Canada for over 16 years, in which time she led athletes to multiple podium finishes on the national scene. She has been a coach at the National Junior Development Camps in 2017, 2019 and 2021, as well as an Apprentice Coach at the 2018 summer preparation camps for the National Junior and 13-15 Programs. More recently, she was Head Coach of the Ontario team at the 2019 Canada Games. Yingli is NCCP Competition Development certified and has completed her Advance Coaching Diploma.
Together, they will be responsible for selecting and preparing the team that will represent Canada at home in Quebec City on August 23-27, 2022.
“It’s a privilege to work with these coaches and this group of athletes,” added CAS Chief Sport Officer Kerri Morgan. “Our junior selection program is off to a strong start and I am certain that we will put forward a strong team in August 2022. I am excited to see Canada hosting the event and looking forward to watching the world compete!”