Synchro trio lifted into Canada Games

Sarah Jones, Emma Choo and Luiza Vasylyeva will represent B.C. at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Feb. 13 to March 1.

Saanich synchronized swimmers Luiza Vasylyeva

Sarah Jones, Emma Choo and Luiza Vasylyeva are among the nine-member synchronized swimming  team to represent B.C. at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Feb. 13 to March 1.

Jones (Cadboro Bay), Choo (Broadmead) and Vasylyeva (Royal Oak) began a series of selection events for the 2015 CWG in August of 2013.

“Being a part of the Canada Winter Games Team is such an amazing experience for me,” said Jones.  “It’s allowed me to meet and become friends with girls from other clubs who are just as enthusiastic about synchro as I am.  Although the training camps have been hard, I have learned to deal with stressful and tiring situations and have come out stronger as an athlete and teammate.”

The team has training camps planned twice a month throughout the fall, said team coach Tara Gant of Victoria.

“The girls have come together has a team well and great friendships have formed and I am sure they will have lasting memories,” Gant added.

The team will be competing at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre Dec. 13 and 14 for the solo and duet selections, which leads to the provincial championships and Canada Winter Games send-off at Saanich Commonwealth Place on Feb. 13-15. The CWG synchronized competition is Feb. 22 to 28.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

 

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