They’re rivals for the top of the podium every time they meet, and they are members of different clubs that share the same facility at Nepean Sportsplex but largely keep to themselves.
Fresh off of the Golden Titans’ victory at the 19U Eastern Conference Championships, 18-year-old water polo star Diego Gonzalez has his sights set on the National Championship League finals in Calgary in late May, and then eventually, the Olympics.
Local water polo players Bogdan Djerkovic (above) and Jessica Gaudreault came up big in the most crucial matches to help the Canadian men’s and women’s teams earn a berth in the FINA World League Super Final.
Ottawa-bred swimmer Eli Wall missed qualifying for Canada’s national team that will travel to the world championships but is still holding out hope that he’ll be tapped for next year’s Olympic team.
GO Capital Synchro’s Meaghan Lapierre was one of the club’s top athletes at this month’s provincial championships for artistic swimming.
Kate Miller was Ottawa’s top performer at this month’s Dive Ontario Spring Provincials, held in London, On.
A pair of Go Capital Synchro athletes make up the Ottawa contingent that will compete in the pool at the Canada Winter Games.