Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club Wins National Title

The Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club is synchronized.

The team, formerly known as Waterloo Synchro, capped off their season with a national crown.

The senior team won gold at the national championships in Quebec last month, but also reached the podium four times in the duet category.

The win highlighted a dominant season that saw several outstanding performers, some of whom are still in the pool, do great things.

Claire Scheffel of Waterloo has been selected for Canada’s national team and is currently competing at the world championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Swimmers Adi Shnayder, Indya Pentilchuk and Nadia Crits have qualified for the 13-15 provincial team and have the chance to compete in the world youth competition in South Carolina.

And Lauren Irvine is currently in the final stages of selection for a spot on the National Junior Team which heads to the world championships in Quebec City in August.

Other senior team members include: Isobel Jarvis, Larissa Loucks, Alexis Sanderson, Cassandra Zavitz, Eleanor Giggs, Savannah Burton, Nadia Crits, Ella Kaut and Danica Penner.

Meanwhile, Audrey Hodgson and Joy Szabo won the provincial title in the Disabled Athlete Pairs category earlier this season.

The other Ontario titles went to Naomi Bowman and Neha Banerjee (duet 13-15), Kiera Cadeau (solo 13-15) and Izabell Mazurek and Reese Olides (junior event).

The competitive 10-and-under team of Lilliane Meyer, Fiona Townsend, Iris Zhou, Charlotte Jamieson, Olivia Lewis, Arianna Hajdarevic and Emma Fabian placed sixth out of 22 teams.

Other stars include: Lina Gubacsi and Gina Szatmary-Ban (fifth duet 13-15) and Nicole Kadamus (sixth 13-15 solo).

The team of Gina Szatmary-Ban, Neha Banerjee, Naomi Bowman, Lina Gubacsi, Nicole Kadamus, Sydney Lavigne-Bushko, Margaritta Hollingsworth-Pratasouskaya and Lexy Zhou also finished third in the 13-15 age group while Izabell Mazurek finished third among juniors. solo event.