A season to remember for Sudbury Synchro
by Randy Pascal
The Sudbury Synchro Club wrapped up a phenomenal season recently in Nepean, posting their best showing ever at the Ontario Open Age Group
Among the highlights were a pair of fifth place finishes, as the duet of Laurel Duguay and Georgia Speck (coached by Kristiina
Muinonen) reached the top quartile of the 13-15 duets category (20 teams), while the Sudbury 13-15 team (coached by Chelsea Wandziak and
Muinonen) matched that fifth place finish, facing 24 remaining entries.
Along with Duguay and Speck, the 13-15 team also includes Bronwyn Ashley, Megan Sarmatiuk, Sarah Ieropoli, Stacie Kohan and
The 11-12 tandem of Madison Hood and Amy Lacelle narrowly missed cracking the top half of the field, posting a championship score of 57.4124
and placing ninth in a division that included 17 pairings.
The 11-12 team fell just short of advancing to the finals, scoring 55.5483 to finish 12th of 29, just back of Nepean Synchro
(56.2163) and Markham Synchro (56.2245), and the 10th place slot they needed to reach to advance to a second round of competition.
The overall improvement in the depth of the local synchronized swimming talent was apparent in the individual figures competition, as Stacie Kohan
(12th/208), Georgia Speck (18th/208), Amy Lacelle (29th/166) and Madison Hood (36th/166) all worked their way through to the upper echelon of their age
The future looks bright, as well, with the likes of Lana Squires (90th/148) and Emilie Ladouceur (95th/148) displaying the type of
improvement in the 10 and under grouping that provides a glimpse of the potential that lies within.
Following are remaining results for Sudbury Synchro:
10 and Under team results - 18th of 20
13-15 duets - Sarah Ieropoli/Emily Binks - 13th of 20
10 and Under (148 entries)
Lana Squires - 90th
Emilie Ladouceur - 95th
Heidi Fink - 118th
Kaydence Aubin - 120th
Lily Burns - 125th
Amy Seguin - 128th
Ava Hodgins - 132nd
Maxine Lafleur - 135th
Julianne Crittenden - 140th
Rachelle Prevost - 145th
11-12 year (166)
Amy Lacelle - 29th
Madison Hood - 36th
Sofya Mishchenko - 94th
Maeve Caddel - 102nd
16-20 year (87)
Megan Sarmatiuk - 67th
13-15 year (208)
Stacie Kohan - 12th
Georgia speck - 18th
Sarah Ieropoli - 41st
Bronwyn Ashley - 61st
Emily Binks - 77th
Laurel Duguay - 84th
The Sudbury Synchro Club has also extended a reminder that they will be hosting another "Try Synchro" session, at no cost, from 3:00 until 4:30
p.m., on Sunday, June 12th, at the Laurentian University Olympic Gold Pool.
For more information, kindly contact Chelsea Wandziak at "email@example.com".