March’s Ontario east regionals at the Nepean Sportsplex provided the kick-off for what will be a very busy 2013 synchronized swimming competition season locally. Ottawa will welcome some of the province and country’s best athletes in two more major events later this spring.
Swim stars sustain shine
Updated On: July 19, 2012
After coming close to earning Olympic berths at the Canadian team trials in the spring, Ottawa teenage swimming sensations Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and Karyn Jewell have continued their impressive performances in the summer.
'Go Sens!' says synchro swimmers
Updated On: April 24, 2012
Their sport may be on the melted form of ice, but that didn't keep members of the Gloucester Synchro Club from showing their support for the Sens with a spirited formation on the water at Carleton University.
Gold aplenty for local Ontario Winter Games athletes
Updated On: April 9, 2012
Ottawa athletes enjoyed tons of success at March’s Ontario Winter Games in Collingwood, with synchronized swimming 13-15 figures champion Kiera Hughes and 54-kilogram wrestling champ Torin MacFadyen earning two of many gold medals.
Teen swimmers narrowly miss London, set stage for Rio
Updated On: April 9, 2012
There were no Olympic berths won by local swimmers at the Canadian team trials March 27-April 1 in Montreal – a difficult result to swallow for 26-year-old Matt Hawes, but for a pair of Ottawa teenagers, coming within a sniff of a trip to London hinted at their strong potential to land a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
2 podiums for Ottawa swimmers at Olympic team trials
Updated On: March 28, 2012
Two Ottawa teenagers went toe-to-toe for a place on the podium at the Canadian Olympic swim trials on March 28 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
NKB swimmer sets 4-sec PB to reach Olympic trials final
Created On: March 28, 2012
Ottawa’s Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson set a new personal best by over four seconds in the women’s 400-metre individual medley preliminary heats, earning a place in tonight’s final at the Canadian Olympic swimming trials in Montreal.
Trio of Ottawa swimmers shoot for 1st Olympics
Updated On: March 26, 2012
Matt Hawes headlines the Ottawa contingent of swimmers heading to the Canadian Olympic team trials March 27-April 1 in Montreal, but two local teenagers also have legitimate shots at earning trips to the London 2012 Games.
CTV’s Waldo earns lifetime achievement media award with Brian Smith’s name on it
Updated On: January 26, 2012
It’s been 22 years now, but Carolyn Waldo still remembers those terrifying first days when she left behind a career in the pool – where she won pairs of Olympic silver and gold medals in synchronized swimming – in favour of her place in front of the TV camera.
Own The Podium helps create high-performance swim & triathlon centre
Updated On: January 12, 2012
Infrastructure upgrades, increased coaching services and frequent training camps are a few of the key benefits local athletes will see thanks to the newly established regional high-performance training centre for swimmers and triathletes at the University of Ottawa.