Photos by Peter Tang
Synchro Canada’s Senior National Team christened the new CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Aquatic Centre yesterday as the first national team to train there.
The team will participate in the 13th FINA World Cup in Quebec City from Oct. 2 to 5.
The aquatic centre in east end Scarborough boasts two internationally sanctioned 10-lane, 50-metre pools, a five-metre-deep diving tank with three, five, 7.5 and 10 metre platforms and dry-land training facilities.
During the Games, the venue will host the synchronized swimming competition with the team and duet events on July 9 and 11. The winner of the duet event at the Pan Am Games will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Members of the Senior National Team were introduced by CBC Sports’ Scott Russell, host of CBC Sport Weekend, and the host of the recent coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The team members are:
Janelle Ball, Gabriella Brisson, Annabelle Frappier, Rachel Frechette, Sandy Gill, Claudia Holzner, Rebecca Maule, Lisa Mikelberg, Marie-Lou Morin, Samantha Nealon, Lisa Sanders, Kaylene Schell, Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas.
Head Coach is Meng Chen, while Assistant Coaches are Anastassia Gutseva and Lyne Piche. Team Manager is Isabelle Lecompte.