The Red Deer Synchronized Swim Club turned in a solid performance at the 25th annual Michelle Cameron invitational meet in Calgary during the weekend.
The Red Deer’s 13-15 year-old team of Mya Freeman, Claire Halford, Amy Hovdestad, Heather Mast, Larissa Kaube, Kallan Packard, Mercedes Patrick and Hope Sorokan won silver while the 13-15 year-old duet team of Packard and Patrick won bronze and Freeman and Sorokan were fourth.
The 13-15 year-old team and both duets will compete in the Alberta Winter Games.
As well Halford won bronze in the 13-15 year-old solo competition.
Red Deer’s first ever 10-and-under team of Jayden Hasse, Pier Jackson, Terra Paul, Jerrica Thompson and Chloe Vandenhurk placed fifth. The 11-12 year-old duet team of Paul and Kia Risling were 10th and Risling was ninth in the 11-12 year-old solo.
The meet celebrated the 25th anniversary of Cameron’s gold medal performance with duet partner Carolyn Waldo at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics.
Cameron was on hand to hand out awards to the top six athletes in each division.
The Red Deer Club will compete in the qualifiers in Edmonton in March and the provincials in Lethbridge in April. The local club will host the Synchro Alberta’s masters provincials April 25-26 at the Recreation Centre.