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Synchro Canada – Winnipeg, June 1,  2016Jade Warren of Gloucester Synchro kicked off the 2016 Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships on Wednesday by ranking first in the all-important figures standings in the 13-15 age group. Warren topped the 235-entry field with a score of 71.1620 points.  Teah Hoffman, from the Calgary Aquabelles, ranked second at 70.9190 while Anne-Sophie Moreau of Quebec Excellence Synchro was third at 70.7700.

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The top 35 in the 13-15 figures event advance to Phase 2 of the 2016 National Team Trials, a second figures event scheduled for Friday.  The top 24 athletes from that second phase will meet again on Sunday for a third phase when a final team will be selected.  The team will take part in the 2016 UANA Pan American Championships set for September in Puerto Rico.

13-15 Duet Preliminaries Round

Olivia Jensen-Large and Maura McLean, from Regional Training Centre – Ontario, took the lead in the 13-15 duet preliminary event with a combined score of 140.8108.  Kerri Eisner and Ava Neely of the Aquabelles are second at 137.5000 while Eva Blainey and Scarlett Finn, from Toronto’s Granite Synchro are third at 136.5040.  Neptune Synchro’s Emma Van Strydonck and Audrey Veilleux earned the third best routine score of the preliminary round and follow very closely in fourth position with a combined score of 136.4110.

See full 13-15 Duet Preliminaries Results >

Welcome Ceremony and Special presentation from Olympic Duet

The Welcome Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 4:45 pm.  The ceremony will feature Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas who will be giving a demonstration of the technical and free programs they will be performing at the Rio Olympics next August.

Over 300 synchronized swimmers from 31 clubs and 9 Canadian provinces are in Winnipeg to compete in the 2016 Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships, along with over 80 coaches and 30 officials.  The competition continues through to Saturday, June 4.

All events from the Championships will be webcast live. Schedules, start lists, results and links to live webcast and live results can be found at www.espoir2016.ca.

All-event packages will be available at the door for $25.  Family passes are available for $40 and single day tickets for June 1 – June 5 will be sold for $7.

Schedule for Thursday, June 2
 

Time

Age Group

Event

8:45am – 11h30am

11-12

Figures

12:15pm – 2:30pm

13-15

Solo Prelims

2:50pm – 3:45pm

11-12

Duet Finals

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Olympic Duet

Open Training

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Opening Ceremony and Olympic Duet Presentation

6:00pm – 9:00pm

13-15

Team Prelims

About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is an organization that fosters the pursuit of excellence while developing athletes, citizens, and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at all levels. From its 1924 beginnings in Montréal, synchronized swimming has been actively pursued by more than 70 countries worldwide. Canada proudly ranks among the best of these nations.

The 2016 Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships have been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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 Makeup, Skincare and Suncare: Shiseido Canada

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

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For information:

Stéphane Côté
Communications Manager
Synchro Canada
Email: stephane@synchro.ca 
Cell.: (418) 420-2125