The BC Aquasonics Junior Combo team performs its Zombie Routine at the Lower Mainland Regional Synchronized Swimming Championships. The team placed first.

Aquasonics dominate Lower Mainland meet

Three teams from local synchronized swimming club place first

The BC Aquasonics enjoyed a near-perfect weekend at the Lower Mainland Regional Synchronized Swimming Championships last weekend.

The local club not only hosted the competition at the Surrey Sports and Leisure Centre, they placed first in the Junior Team, Junior combo and Junior Duet categories.

“It was a great start to the season,” said Aquasonics head coach Susan Kemper. “We have some crazy routines this year – Cannibals and Zombies and Aliens – that really enable our athletes to show the kind of fierce competitors they are. We are here to win. And that’s what we did.”

Competing in the National Stream, the Junior A Team placed first with its Cannibals Routine. Surrey athletes Judith Gerhalter, Marlene Gerhalter, Seray Sefayi and Nancy Zhang were members of the team, which was coached by Kemper and Tanya Magee.

All four swimmers were also on Kemper’s Junior Combo Team, which performed their Zombies Routine and placed first. Emily Yang, Courtney Armstrong and Jessica Friesen, all of Surrey, were also on the team.

Judith and Marlene Gerhalter, coached by Kemper, was the winning entry in the Junior Duet Competeition.

The Junior B team, coached by Magee and Suzanna Goddard, placed second in the Junior Team event and third overall with their Aliens Routine. Surrey swimmers on the team include Armstrong, Friesen, Yang and Priya Lehal, as well as Delta athletes Grace MacDonald and Abby Rothwell.

The Aquasonics also dominated in the figures and technical skills competitions, with four Aquasonics placing in the top 10 in figures and five in the Top 10 in Technical Skills.

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