CUSSL Westerns 2018: A Major Success for UBC Synchro!

On January 27th, UBC Synchro hosted and competed in the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League’s annual Western Divisional Championships. It was the first time that a synchro meet had been held at the new UBC Aquatic Centre, and the event couldn’t have gone more smoothly.
UBC Synchro had many successful performances throughout the day. In the novice solo category, Tim Yaroshuk, our only male athlete, placed first while Shannon Pflueger, our advanced soloist came second. In the advanced duet event, Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat won gold, and Angie Rossi and Jasmine Marsan-Johnson won silver. UBC Synchro’s novice team placed first for the fourth year in a row at Westerns. Meanwhile, our advanced team won gold for the first time ever at a collegiate championship, making history for UBC Synchro.
It was an amazing experience to perform in our home pool, being cheered on by the UBC community. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the UBC Aquatic Centre who did a great job helping us organize and put on the meet. We also couldn’t have run this meet without the amazing volunteers, judges, and referees!
This Friday February 16th, our athletes will be leaving for the CUSSL National Championships in Saint Catherine’s, Ontario. Everyone has been training very hard all season, and looking to be strong competitors nationally. Thank you to everyone who has supported UBC Synchro this season on our journey to nationals!

(UBC Synchro’s Advanced Team at Westerns)