National championships next stop for BC Aquasonics

BC Aquasonics had great success at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier Championships in Calgary

The Senior BC Aquasonics team includes Rene Bell (Coquitlam)

The BC Aquasonics had great success at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier Championships in Calgary last week and five of six teams compete next at the National Championships. The teams include Amy Whitton of Aldergrove (Senior and Combo teams) and Alanna Stobbe of Abbotsford (13-15 team).

The Senior National Stream team was a silver medalist in the Senior FINA Free Team Routine (Score 71.900).

The Combo team placed sixth in the Combo Final (Score 72.880).

Erin Williams (Surrey) placed sixth in both the Senior FINA Technical Solo (Score 68.300) and Senior FINA Free Solo events (Score 70.840).

Mackenzy Higgins (Surrey) and Natasha Heine (Surrey) placed fourth in the Senior FINA Free Duet (Score 69.670).

The 13-15 National Stream Team placed eighth in the 13-15 Team Routine (Score 65.470) and 10th overall (Score 63.329).

Madyson Stickley (Surrey) and Alanna Stobbe placed 28th in the 13-15 Duet (Score 64.512).

“We had an extremely successful week at the Qualifier in Calgary,” says BC Aquasonics head coach, Susan Kemper, ChPC (Langley).

“Our competition was fierce but our athletes handled it with great determination and as a result we achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves. Now we have a great opportunity to step up our performance yet again at Nationals.”

The Senior BC Aquasonics team, coached by Kemper, will compete next at the Canadian Open Championship in Quebec City, April 24 to 28.

The 13-15 team, coached by Tanya Magee (Langley) and Suzanna Goddard, competes at the Canadian Espoir Championships in Ottawa, May 29 to June 2.

The 13-15 team includes (front, from left) Lani-Marie Carbonel (Coquitlam), Courtney Armstrong (Surrey), Nancy Zhang (Surrey) (back) Jessica Friesen (Surrey), Kalista Iten (Anmore), Madyson Stickley (Surrey), with Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford) on top.

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