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Synchro Canada – Riverside, July 14, 2016 — Canada’s Olympic-bound duet of Jacqueline Simoneau (St-Laurent, QC) and Karine Thomas (Gatineau, QC) will take part in the 2016 Synchro America Open scheduled for July 14-16, 2016, in Riverside, California.

Hosted by USA Synchro and held in an exterior facility at Riverside City College, the 3-day event will feature participation from 4 other duets who will also be in Rio, including Ona Carbonell and Gemma Mengual of Spain as well as Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva of the USA.  Canadian synchronized swimming will be well represented at the competition as delegations from Regional Training Centre – Ontario and Quebec Provincial Team are also scheduled to compete in junior et senior events.

First up for Simoneau and Thomas will be the Duet Technical event on Thursday, followed by a preliminary round of Duet Free on Friday and finals on Saturday.

“This competition is a great opportunity for us to kick off our last month of preparation as we head to the Games,” stated Head Coach Meng Chen.

Schedules, start lists and results for the competition are available on the event website.  All events will be webcast LIVE from Riverside.

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.

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 Skincare and Suncare: Shiseido Canada

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For information:

Stéphane Côté
Communications Manager
Synchro Canada
Cell.: (418) 420-2125