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Gold at nationals for Aquasonics

The B.C. Aquasonics perform at the national championships in Saskatoon.  - PHOTO SUBMITTED
The B.C. Aquasonics perform at the national championships in Saskatoon.
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Winning a gold medal at the national championships is one thing.

Doing so by a large margin was an even more impressive accomplishment of the BC Aquasonics synchronized swim club.

Eight swimmers from the Surrey-based club combined to place first in the Senior Free Team event Saturday at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Saskatoon.

Their score of 74.56667 was 2.6 points clear of the runner-up team, Synchro Elite de Quebec and its score of 71.9667. Les Vestales placed third with 71.1333.

“We just won the National Championships by a landslide,” said Aquasonics head coach Susan Kemper. “In this sport, it can be just hundredths of a point that separate competitors. Not today. This team showed up for work and brought home gold.”

Anna Seiler, Madyson Stickley and Erin Williams of Surrey, as well as White Rock’s Mackenzy Higgins, were the local athletes on the Aquasonics team. Other team members were Alexia Iten of Anmore, Emilie Sadler of Langley, Alanna Stobbe of Abbotsford and Amy Whitton of Aldergrove.

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