Cloverdale’s Erin Williams

Cloverdale’s Erin Williams

Qualified for Quebec City

BC Aquasonics swimmers will be at nationals

The BC Aquasonics had a strong showing at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier Championships in Calgary last week, and have qualified swimmers for five events in national championship competition.

Erin Williams of Cloverdale, Natasha Heine of Surrey and Mackenzy Higgins of White Rock will be among the swimmers from the Surrey-based Aquasonics club who will compete at the Canadian Open Championship in Quebec City April 24-28.

The trio were part of the Senior National Stream Team which won a silver medal in the Free Team Routine category in Calgary, and was sixth in the Combo competition.

Williams was sixth in Technical Solo and Free Solo, qualifying for the nationals in both categories. Higgins and Heine were fourth in Duet, and will swim in that category again in Quebec City.

Jessica Friesen, Madyson Stickley, Courtney Armstrong, and Nancy Zhang, all of Surrey, were on the Aquasonics  National Stream Team which placed eighth in the 13-15 Team Routine and advanced to the Canadian Espoir Championships in Ottawa May 29 to June 2, 2013.

“We had an extremely successful week at the Qualifier in Calgary,” said BC Aquasonics head coach Susan Kemper. “Our competition was fierce but our athletes handled it with great determination and as a result we achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves. Now we have a great opportunity to step up our performance yet again at Nationals.”

Kemper will coach the Senior Aquasonics teams in Quebec City, and the 13-15 team in Ottawa will be coached by Tanya Magee and Suzanna Goddard.