More than 225 synchronized swimmers from across Canada and the Americas were at Calgary’s Talisman Centre, April 27 – 30, for Synchro Canada’s 2016 Canadian Open Championships. The championships were the culmination of the 2016 competitive season for Canadian junior (16-18) and senior athletes who were competing for national crowns in 10 different events over the course of the week.
The athletes represented 24 clubs from 5 countries and 8 Canadian provinces during the championships hosted by the Calgary Aquabelles under the leadership of Synchro Canada.
17 athletes represented the host club and over 100 coaches and officials were also on hand.
The Welcome Ceremony, which featured all athletes and officials who took part in the event, was held on Thursday, April 28 at 2:30 pm. The Calgary Tower also displayed special red and white LED lighting on Thursday to send a special Calgary welcome to the participants.
The Championships had an international flavour with the participation of athletes from the USA, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico who took part in both junior and senior events.
The 2016 Shiseido Canadian Open concluded with the presentation of a Gala of Champions on Saturday, April 30, at 6 pm. This special water show featured the national champions from some of the events held during the week, the international athletes and teams as well as a few surprises.
Calgary’s Talisman Centre