Ottawa, June 16, 2015 — On June 7, at the end of the 2015 Canadian Espoir Championships in Saint John, NB, Synchro Canada held the last phase of its Selection Trials for the 2015 13-15 National Squad.  12 athletes were selected to represent Canada in August at the 2015 Mediterranean Cup in Italy.

Previously, the top-35 athletes in the 13-15 figures event had advanced to Phase 2, a second figures event. The top-25 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 July training in Calgary before leaving for Ostia, Italy, where the competition will take place on August 6-9.

Here are the 12 members of this year’s 13-15 National Squad:

**ARMSTRONG, Emily (Toronto, ON, Aretaic Alliance)

BARRETT, Catherine (Toronto, ON, Aretaic Alliance)

*GURNEY, Teghyn (Scarborough, ON, Aretaic Alliance)

*HOPPER, Paige (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)

JENSEN-LARGE, Olivia (Ottawa, ON, Montreal Synchro)

KRUGER, Adora (Cochrane, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)

LAUF, Signa (Calgary, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)

LEUNG, Faustine (Toronto, ON, Aretaic Alliance)

McLEAN, Maura (Toronto, ON, Aretaic Alliance)

*PARKER, Amy (Spruce Grove, AB, Aurora Synchro)

STREMLAW, Kristin (Ottawa, ON, Nepean Synchro)

*WINKELAAR, Cassandra (Edmonton, AB, Calgary Aquabelles)

*Member of the 2014 13-15 National Team

**Member of the 2013 and 2014 13-15 National Teams

Head Coach Lilianne Grenier and assistants Jennifer Koptie and Nathalie Lagrange are very proud of the team they have assembled.  “We’re very excited with the calibre of this year’s National Team athletes”, said Grenier.  “This squad will showcase the incredible talent of our pool of promising young athletes.  With the experience of our strong group of returning veterans, we’re confident that this team will deliver the podium performance we expect at this year’s Mediterranean Cup”.

About Synchro Canada

Synchro Canada is an organization that fosters the pursuit of excellence while developing athletes, citizens, and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at all levels. From its 1924 beginnings in Montréal, synchronized swimming has been actively pursued by more than 70 countries worldwide. Canada proudly ranks among the best of these nations.

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 Suncare: Shiseido Canada

Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER

Official suppliers: 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