Victoria, BC, February 18, 2015 – The BC Aquasonics were gold medalists at the BC Provincial Synchronized Swimming Championships in Victoria this weekend. The Junior A and Combo Teams and the Junior Duet won gold in each of their respective events while the Junior B Team won bronze.
Taking first place for the BC Aquasonics:
- Junior A Team coached by Susan Kemper and Tanya Magee (Cannibals Routine) with Judith Gerhalter, Marlene Gerhalter, Seray Sefayi, and Nancy Zhang (Surrey); Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford); Cameron Blades and Lindsey Solmes (Langley); Alexia Iten and Kalista Iten (Anmore)
- Junior Combo Team coached by Susan Kemper (Zombies Routine) with Courtney Armstrong, Judith Gerhalter, Marlene Gerhalter, Seray Sefayi, Emily Yang, Nancy Zhang, and Jessica Friesen (Surrey); Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford); Cameron Blades and Lindsey Solmes (Langley); Alexia Iten and Kalista Iten (Anmore)
- Junior Duet of Judith Gerhalter and Marlene Gerhalter (Surrey) coached by Susan Kemper
“Winning gold at the Provincial Championships is a huge confidence builder for our teams,” says Head Coach Susan Kemper. “Our next stop is the National Qualifier at the end of March and these wins will give us the boost we need to finish well when we are competing against the rest of the country.”
The Aquasonics also dominated in the figures and technical skills competitions, with five Aquasonics placing in the Top 10 in figures and six in the Top 10 in Technical Skills, again setting up the teams to place well nationally.
The Junior B team, coached by Tanya Magee and Suzanna Goddard, won the Bronze medal with their Aliens routine. The Junior B team includes Courtney Armstrong, Jessica Friesen, Priya Lehal, and Emily Yang of Surrey; Grace Macdonald and Abby Rothwell of Delta; and Lani-Marie Carbonel and Cassandra Truss of Coquitlam.
Full results are posted at Synchro BC.
The three teams and the duet compete next at the 2015 Canadian Qualifier Championships, March 24 to 29, 2015 at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria. The National Qualifier brings together the best synchronized swimming teams from across the country in the National Stream 13-15, Junior (16-18 years) and Senior (18+) age categories.