It was a busy weekend for the Waterloo Regional Synchronized Swim Club as members participated in the 17th annual invitational routine meet at Wilfred Laurier University on Jan. 28, followed by the Ontario Winter Games qualifiers at the club’s home pool in Elmira on the 29th. 17th annual Waterloo Synchro invitational, Kitchener More than 400 swimmers attended, with Waterloo swimmers finding their way to the podium seven times:
Gold: 10U team: Jadyn Brooks, Cassidi Clairmont, Emma Jewer, Shereen Knechtel, Kelsey Maresse, and Grace Payne 13U team: Grace Collins, Emily Beer, Kate Fitzpatrick, Sarah Frizzell, Jenna Schell, Gabrielle Scott, Victoria Zinger
Silver: 10U duet members Jadyn Brooks & Cassidi Clairmont
Bronze: 15U team: Grace Adams, Hannah Atkins, Amy Knechtel, Brooklyn Kamphuis, Claire Stubbe, Maelin Stubbe, Kelly Thurlow and Kailey Veitch
Fourth: 14 yr duet (Amy Knechtel and Kelly Thurlow) and 16+ duet (Grace Adams and Brooklyn Kamphuis)
Sixth: 12U team: Averyl Bender, Anna Guenther, Isabelle Ly, Sydney Maresse, Avery Noll, Leeah Toner, Jessica Wormald
Ontario Winter Games qualifier, Elmira
In the 12U event, Waterloo swimmers came out on top to earn themselves the first qualification position over teams from Kitchener-Waterloo, Burlington and London.
The 15U team also finished on top and the 13U team finished second, beating out teams from Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Burlington and Guelph.
All three teams are now headed to the Ontario Winter Games in March. The event is held bi-annually and sees more than 2,200 athletes from across 25 different sports competing for their regions.