Professor Owl’s Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ 19th August, 2013


 Our synchro ladies are heading to the Pan Am Championships! Good Luck to the Junior National Team.

synchro swimmers

Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 and Junior National Teams are ready for the 2013 UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships

The 2013 UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships will be held August 17-21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ottawa, August 14, 2013 – Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 and Junior National Teams are finalizing their preparation for the 2013 UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships, which will start Saturday, August 17, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, until August 21.

Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 and Junior National Teams members are training together for many weeks at the University of Calgary for this important synchronized swimming competition for athletes from the three Americas in the 12 and under, 13-15, junior and senior age group athletes.

Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 National Team members are:
ARMSTRONG, Emily (Toronto, ON, Variety Village Synchro)
BAUER, Breanne (Calgary, AB, Aquabelles de Calgary)
CÔTÉ, Andrée-Anne (Saint-Georges, QC, SynchroÉlite de Québec)
ENGLAND, Aerin (Burlington, ON, Olympium Synchro)
GHETA, Maria (Montréal, QC, arrondissement Ahuntic-Cartierville, Synchro Laval)
JOLY, Audrey (Saint-Eustache, QC, Dollard Synchro)
MACMILLAN, Natalie (Toronto, ON, Variety Village Synchro)
OZIKIZLER, Meghan (Toronto, ON, Granite Synchro)
PRATT, Halle (Calgary, AB, Aquabelles de Calgary)
ZAVITZ, Joelle (Guelph, ON, Granite Synchro)

Andrée-Anne Côté and Audrey Joly were also selected as the Canadian duet members. Halle Pratt will represent the country in the solo event.

The ten-member squad is led by Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 National Team Head Coach, Elena Podolsky (Toronto, ON, Olympium Synchro) as well as assistant coaches, Maude Pelchat (Laval, QC, Calgary Aquabelles) and Jennifer Shaver (Scarborough, ON, Variety Village Synchro Club).

Thirteen other Canadian synchronized swimming representatives
Canadian synchronized swimming will also be represented by 13 other athletes representing the Calgary Aquabelles, Granite Synchro and Quebec’s 2013 12 and under Provincial Team.

Here are the other Canadian synchronized swimming representatives:
Aquabelles de Calgary
Paige Hopper (13-15, solo)
Granite Synchro
Rachel Black (12 & -, duet)
Eva Blainey (12 & -, duet)
Quebec’s 2013 12 and under Provincial Team
Salomé Boissoneault (solo, team)
Olivia Cacci (team)
Rosalie Dufour (team)
Anouk Gallant (solo – alternate, team)
Shirine Gauvin (team)
Katherine Belly (team)
Cendrine Lemire (team)
Isabelle Nolin (team)
Ariane Pilon (team)
Elizabeth Primeau Pupo (team)

More information regarding Synchro Canada’s 2013 13-15 and Junior National Teams at the 2013 UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships are available on Synchro Canada’s website:

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 make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER
Official suppliers: Knox Gelatine, AdUp, National Car Rental
Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada
Official Charity Partner: Plan Canada’s Because I am A Girl Program

For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

For information:
Patrick Godbout
Synchro Canada
Communications Manager
Cell.: (514) 213-9897
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