Surrey, BC, December 14, 2014 – The BC Aquasonics launched the 2014-2015 competition season with first place finishes in Junior Team, Junior Combo, and Junior Duet at this weekend’s Lower Mainland Regional Synchronized Swimming Championships at Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex, leading the competition in every event they entered.
Taking first place in the National Stream events for the BC Aquasonics:
Junior A Team coached by Susan Kemper and Tanya Magee (Cannibals Routine) with Surrey athletes Judith Gerhalter, Marlene Gerhalter, Seray Sefayi, and Nancy Zhang
Junior Combo Team coached by Susan Kemper (Zombies Routine) with Surrey athletes Courtney Armstrong, Judith Gerhalter, Marlene Gerhalter, Seray Sefayi, Emily Yang, Nancy Zhang, and Jessica Friesen
Junior Duet coached by Susan Kemper with Surrey athletes Judith Gerhalter and Marlene Gerhalter
The Junior B team, coached by Tanya Magee and Suzanna Goddard, came second in the Junior Team event and third overall with their Aliens routine. The Junior B team includes Surrey athletes Courtney Armstrong, Jessica Friesen, Priya Lehal, and Emily Yang.
“It was a great start to the season,” says Head Coach Susan Kemper. “We have some crazy routines this year – Cannibals and Zombies and Aliens – that really enable our athletes to show the kind of fierce competitors they are. We are here to win. And that’s what we did.”
The Aquasonics also dominated in the figures and technical skills competitions, with four Aquasonics placing in the Top 10 in figures and five in the Top 10 in Technical Skills.
These Regional Championships, hosted by the BC Aquasonics at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, bring together the National Stream synchronized swimmers in the province in the 11-12 and 13-15 age groups, Juniors (16-18 years) and Seniors (18+), with each Region competing within itself. BC Aquasonics National Stream athletes and coaches represent communities across the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
Full results are posted at Synchro BC.