On June 8, at the end of the 2014 Canadian Espoir Championships, Synchro Canada held Phase 4 of its trials for its 2014 13-15 National Squad scheduled to compete at the Mediterranean Cup in Greece.
Previously, the top-25 athletes in the 13-15 figures event had advanced to Phase 2, a second figures event. The top-20 athletes from that second phase were invited to Phase 3 where they performed a routine for the judges.
The National Squad will spend the month of August training in Toronto before leaving for Alexandroupolos, Greece, where the competition will take place on September 4-7.
Here are the 11 members of this year’s 13-15 National Squad:
*ARMSTRONG, Emily (Toronto, ON, Variety Village Synchro)
BARNES, Sabrina (Guelph, ON, Granite Synchro)
GURNEY, Teghyn (Scarborough, ON, Variety Village Synchro)
HOPPER, Paige (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
LEVASSEUR, Laurence (Québec, QC, SynchroÉlite de Québec)
ORMOND, Sion (Aurora, ON, Variety Village Synchro)
*OZIKIZLER, Meaghan (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
PARKER, Amy (Edmonton, AB, Aurora Synchro)
**PRATT, Halle (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
WINKELAAR, Cassandra (Edmonton, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)
*ZAVITZ, Joelle (Guelph, ON, Granite Synchro)
*Member of the 2013 13-15 National Team
**Member of the 2012 and 2013 13-15 National Teams
Head Coach Lilianne Grenier and assistants Maude Pelchat and Jennifer Koptie are very proud of the team they have assembled. “We are very much looking forward to start working with this group of talented athletes”, says Grenier. “We will be facing countries with strong synchro teams in Greece and we intend on stepping up to the challenge.”
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 www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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