OTTAWA (May 13, 2015) – On May 3, at the end of the Shiseido Canadian Open Championships, Synchro Canada held Phase 4 of the trials to select the 16 members of its 2015 Junior National Squad.  The 4-phase process included two figures events as well as a demanding routine competition where selected athletes were all required to perform the same routine in front of judges.

Members of the Junior National Squad will attend a camp in Calgary led by Head Coach Jennifer Tregale and her assistants Kasia Kulesza, Elena Podolsky and Manny Wu.  The camp, which will be held from June 29 to August 15, will prepare all 16 athletes to represent the country at the 2015 UANA Synchronized Swimming Pan American Age Group Championships in August where Canada intends to field two teams.

This year’s Junior National Squad members, who come from 9 clubs and 4 provinces, are:

*CÔTÉ, Andrée-Anne St-Georges, QC SynchroÉlite de Québec
*DENG, Wenjing Whitby, ON Aretaic Alliance
DICKINSON, Stefanie Vancouver, BC Vancouver Pacific Wave
FIOLA-DION, Camille Rimouski, QC SynchroÉlite de Québec
GHETA, Ioana Montréal, QC Synchro Laval
GHETA, Maria Montréal, QC Synchro Laval
JOLY, Audrey St-Eustache, QC Dollard Synchro
KASPRICK, Jayd Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
McGUIRE, Gwendolyn Sherwood Park, AB Excel Synchro Club
ORMOND, Sion Aurora, ON Aretaic Alliance
OZIKIZLER, Meaghan Toronto, ON Aretaic Alliance
*PRATT, Halle Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
ROY, Mélody Ste-Madeleine, QC Montréal Synchro
VÉZINA, Laurence Ancienne-Lorette, QC SynchroÉlite de Québec
ZAVITZ, Joelle Guelph, ON Aretaic Alliance
ZHOU, Angela Edmonton, AB Aurora Synchro

*Member of the 2014 Junior National Team

“We have a wonderful blend of experienced swimmers and newcomers to the National Team so things will be very exciting leading up to the UANA Pan American Championships”, stated Head Coach Jennifer Tregale. “I am looking forward to working with these 16 talented athletes, as well as our very strong coaching staff, this summer.”

“The team is made up of swimmers from BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec who will represent Canada well.  It will be a huge honour to swim for Canada and to compete in front of a home crowd!  This summer is a stepping stone towards the 2016 Junior World Championships and we will keep that focus in mind as we train all summer.”


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 Suncare: Shiseido Canada

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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