Gold rush for Aquasonics
The BC Aquasonics had a powerhouse performance over the weekend, winning the gold medal in six of seven events.
The Aquasonics, a synchronized swimming club which trains out of Coquitlam and Surrey, were competing at the National Stream B.C. provincial synchronized swimming championships in Surrey on Feb. 23 and 24.
And the club did so under the guidance of a pair of Langley coaches in Susan Kemper and Tanya Magee.
“I am extremely proud of all of our athletes,” Kemper said. “Not only did our athletes win gold in their respective events, their outstanding scores are a reflection of their ability, conditioning, training, and readiness to compete. We have positioned our teams for medal contention at the national qualifier in Calgary in March.”
The BCAQ Senior National Stream Combo Team, coached by Kemper, achieved outstanding technical and artistic scores in the Junior/Senior Combo event to take first place with a total score of 78.030, a clear six points higher than rivals Vancouver Pacific Wave.
The 13-15 BCAQ National Stream Team, coached by Magee, was second after Saturday’s figures event with a combined team score of 64.116. However, both their technical and artistic scores in Sunday’s routine vaulted them into first place with a total score of 68.210, leading second place Vancouver Pacific Wave by 1.5 points.
That squad featured Langley's Lindsey Solmes.
BCAQ’s Duet Teams also had outstanding results this weekend. Natasha Heine (Surrey) and Mackenzy Higgins (White Rock) won gold in the Senior Free Duet event, with a score of 75.933 and clear lead over duets from Victoria Synchro and the Nanaimo Diamonds.
In the 13-15 Duet event, Madyson Stickley (Surrey) and Alanna Stobbe (Abbotsford) were in second place after Saturday’s figures event but it was their routine on Sunday that pushed them into the first place position with a total score of 67.734.