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Swimming - 28. June 2009.

Canada wraps-up Spanish Open on high


OTTAWA – Canada will be leaving Spain with confidence as they wrapped-up the Spanish Open with another solid performance.


In the final event, the Team Free finals, Canada finished second with a score of 96.333. Spain finished first with 98.500, while France was third with 92.500.


The Spanish Open, held in Valladolid, Spain, was Canada’s final competition and last opportunity to receive feedback prior to the start of the 13th FINA World Championships on July 18th.


“We have reached a level where we are earning 9.6’s and 9.7’s for our performances,” said Canadian coach Julie Sauve. “At the World Championships our goal is to earn as many 9.7’s as possible so we now need to work on achieving perfection in practice and obviously in all our performances.”


Canada’s performances this past weekend earned them much praise, but like their coach the team knows it’s crunch time.


“As a team we know we need to raise our game to a new level,” said Canadian team captain Eve Lamoureux. “Our focus in our training camp prior to the World Championships will be to have nothing but perfection.”


Canada also finished second in Solo Tech, Solo Free, Duet Technical, Duet Free and Team Technical. Canada finished first in Combo.


In addition to Canada and Spain the Spanish Open featured entries from France, Mexico, Venezuela and a number of Spanish club teams.


Results can be found at http://www.rfen.es/publicacion/4SINCRONIZADA/47XI%20ESPAÑA%20SINCRO.html

and the site can be translated using Google Translator.



Swimmers in Team Tech

Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon

Jo-Annie Fortin

Chloe Isaac

Eve Lamoureux

Elise Marcotte

Karine Thomas

Valerie Welsh

Erin Willson

Tracy Little (alternate)

Sandy Gill (alternate)


Swimmers in Team Free

Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon

Jo-Anne Fortin

Sandy Gill

Chloe Isaac

Eve Lamoureux

Elise Marcotte

Karine Thomas

Valerie Welsh

Tracy Little  (alternate)

Erin Willson (alternate)


National Team Coaches

Denise Sauve

Julie Sauve

Marietta Meng-Chen

Kasia Kulesza

Laurel Hindle – Aprentice Coach


Team Manager – Josee Dagenais


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