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Spring Watershow

April 3rd, 2016        12:00 noon

Canada Games Complex!

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Click here to view Bruce’s Photo Album of the Spring 2016 Watershow!

Click here to view Jamie’s Photo Album of the Spring 2016 Watershow!

Team/Duet/Solo Portraits will be available after the Banquet on April 23rd.

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THUNDER BAY — This past weekend, Kim Gilles and Ally Kortes-Miller and their teammates had a chance to let family and friends see how far they’ve progressed this season.

By month’s end they’ll be competing for a national championship in Calgary.

Both called this past weekend’s Thunder Bay Synchronized Swimming Club’s annual spring water show a tune-up for nationals, a first for both athletes.

Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. Not only do the swimmers have to choreograph their moves, they also have to learn proper breathing techniques and build up the strength and endurance to propel themselves and their teammates out of the water in stunning displays of co-ordination and grace.

“It a lot of hard work, a lot of practice,” said the 16-year-old Gilles.

“We all have to keep counting the whole time, but have been working the whole time together on it.”

Fourteen-year-old Kortes-Miller likened it to sprinting in the water.

“It’s so difficult. It’s a lot of practice that makes it all come together.”

It’s the first time either youngster has stepped up to the national stage, and both are looking forward to the experience of competing against the country’s top synchronized swimmers.

“For both of us, this has been so amazing for us to be able to swim at this level and go to such big competitions,” said Kortes-Miller, the youngest member of the national team squad. “It’s just been really fun.

“Competing with these amazing swimmers has just helped me become more mature and learn lots about my sport.”

Gilles said joining the national stream gives her a chance to learn from more experienced local swimmers and show a marked improvement over the course of the swimming season.

Several of their teammates have been to nationals before, and that experience shows, Gilles said.

“It was really cool to see what they were able to do at nationals because we’re not used to swimming at big meets like that and it was really interesting to see the different kinds of choreography and the different skill levels they have,” she said.

Coach Lisa Butler said the team has done fairly well, considering three members of the team are swimming for the first time at the national level.

“We have improved a lot on our own personal scores and have some personal bests, so we’re feeling pretty good,” Butler said on Sunday.
At the very least it’s teaching them valuable life lessons.

“Not only do we gain synchro swimming experience, but there is so much more than goes into it. These girls are in high school, some of them in their last year of high school. They are training upward of 20 hours a week, so it really teaches them how to manage their time with their school work, getting enough sleep, coming to practice all the time.

“It really teaches a lot of dedication to every girl. They’re also learning their synchro skills, and most of them are coaching as well.”
Nationals begin on April 27.

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National Qualifier Championships

March 15 – 20, 2016

Quebec City, Quebec

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Congratulations to TBSSC’s Blue Team: Elora, Kaitlyn, Julia, Brianna, Ally, Emily and Kim!

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Mock Competition

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Click here to view Bruce’s photo album of the Mock Competition!

Click here to view Jamie’s photo album of the Mock Competition!

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Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships

February 20 – 21, 2016

Toronto Pan Am Sports Complex

CONGRATULATIONS to TBSSC’s Blue Team who competed at the 2016 Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships February 20 – 21 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Complex!

Congratulations to Elora, Kaitlyn, Julia, Brianna, Ally, Emily and Kim and their coaches on a successful weekend bringing home GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medals!!

Click here to view Jamie’s album

Click here to view Bruce’s album!!!

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Catherine Kerr Classic Competition

February 13 – 14, 2016

Pan Am Pool, Winnipeg Manitoba

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CONGRATULATIONSto all TBSSC athletes who participated in the Catherine Kerr Classic Competition which was held February 13 – 14 in Winnipeg Manitoba!

To view Bruce’ s CKC Album click here!

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Mock Competition

Click here to view Bruce’s photo album of the Mock Competition!

Click here to view Jamie’s photo album of the Mock Competition!

A BIG THANK YOU to all coaches, and parent volunteers who judged and photographed at the Mock Competition on January 31st!

Also, THANK YOU to family and friends who came out to support our athletes!

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Winter Watershow

December 6, 2015

Lakehead University Pool

THANK YOU to Bruce and Jamie for sharing their Winter Watershow Pictures! Click below to view their albums!

Click here for Bruce’s Winter Watershow Pictures!

Click here for Jamie’s Winter Watershow Pictures!

CONGRATULATIONS to all TBSSC athletes who performed spectacularly at the 2015 Winter Watershow on December 6th!

We were featured on the front page and page A3 of the Chronicle Journal on December 7th! Check out the pictures below!

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Canadian Prairie Invitational

May 8 – 10, 2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

CONGRATULATIONS to all TBSSC athletes who competed at the Canadian Prairie Invitational May 8 – 10 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan!!

Click here to view Bruce’s CPI Photo Album!!!

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Hilton Invitational 2015

Hilton Worldwide Synchronized Swimming Invitational

April 17 – 18, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to TBSSC’s Blue Team:hilton blue team

Brianna, Darci, Elora, Kim, Emily, Kaitlyn, and Julia for your excellent performances at the HIlton Invitational!

Click here to view Bruce’s album of the Blue Team at Hilton April 17 -18!

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TBaySychro Partners with Northwest Tobacco Control Area Network

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Thunder Bay Synchro and the Northwest Tobacco Control Area Network have joined forces this season to promote Smoke Free Sport. Our message has been posted on the televisions at LU, on the club bulletin board and on the Thunder Bay Synchro website.

With the use of nose plugs, straws and balloons, the girls simulated what it would be like to exercise if they were smokers. They also participated in an activity to “Freeze the Industry” and post their message using social media. The swimmers pledged to be smoke free and received a t shirt and swim cap with the message, Synch Don’t Stink, and Proud to be Smoke Free. Two of the high school aged girls will have the opportunity to participate in a full day youth workshop on April 24.

The Recreational swimmers will have the opportunity to take the pledge at the Spring Water Show. They will receive their t-shirts, from Liz Kreitner ( NWTCAN) and have a group photo taken.

Thank you to Liz Kreitner (NWTCAN), Craig Kuzmich for designing our logo,
Bruce Johnson for photographing the event, and Jeanette Johnson for posting our message on the club website.

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2014-15 TBSSC Team, Duet, and Solo Portraits!

A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce for taking team, duet and solo pictures of TBSSC’s athletes!

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To view the 2015 Thunder Bay Synchro team, duet, and solo photos, please click here! Enjoy!

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Spring Watershow

April 12, 2015

Canada Games Complex, Thunder Bay Ontario

Thanks to Bruce and Jamie for sharing their pictures!

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Mock Competition

March 29th, 2015

Lakehead University Pool

The Thunder Bay Synchro Mock Competition held on March 29th at Lakehead University showcased our talented swimmers!

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THANK YOU to Bruce and Jamie for sharing their pictures (click name to view album)!

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CaptureThunder Bay Synchro’s athletes Brianna and Kaitlyn have been featured on Thunder Bay Television News and TBNewswatch!

To view the video click here!

To read the article click here!

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Catherine Kerr Classic Competition

February 13-15th, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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To view an album of Bruce’s pictures click here!

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Mock Competition

February 1st, 2015

Lakehead University Pool

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Thank You Bruce and Jaimie for sharing your pictures!

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Winter Watershow

December 7, 2014

Canada Games Complex, Thunder Bay Ontario

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THANK YOU to Bruce and Jamie for sharing their pictures (click name to view)!

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Mock Competition

November 16, 2014

Lakehead University Fieldhouse, Thunder Bay Ontario

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To view an album of Bruce’s pictures, click here!

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Canadian Prairie Invitational (CPI)

May 9 – 11, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Congratulations to all of the TBaySynchro swimmers at CPI for their excellent performances!

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To view an album of Bruce’s pictures from CPI click here!

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Spring Watershow

Congratulations to all TBaySynchro swimmers and volunteers for a successful      Spring Watershow held on April 6th, 2014!

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View an album of the Watershow!

Special thanks to Bruce for sharing his photos!

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Spring Watershow 2014

Congratulations TBaySynchro swimmers for your excellent performances at the    Spring Watershow!

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Marj Simpson

February 22 – 23, 2014 Pan Am Pool Winnipeg Manitoba

Congratulations to all of TBaySynchro’s competitive swimmers for their excellent performances at Marj Simpson on February 22 and 23, 2014!congratulationstbaysynchro

To view an album of the Marj Simpson competition follow this link!

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Mock Competition

Congratulations to all of the Competitive TBaySynchro swimmers who performed at the Mock Competition which was held on February 9th, 2014!

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 To view a photo album of TBaySynchro’s Mock Competition follow this link!

To view videos of TBaySynchro’s Mock Competition follow this link!

Special thanks to:

  • The volunteers!
  • Bruce for taking and sharing his photos & 
  • Coach LIsa for taking and sharing her videos!

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Winter Watershow

Congratulations to all TBaySynchro swimmers who performed at the Winter Watershow which was held on December 8th, 2013!

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Please click here for more pictures of TBaySynchro’s Winter Watershow!

Thank you to Bruce for sharing his photos!

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Elise Marcotte Weekend!

November 30 – December 1, 2013

Olympian Elise Marcotte visited our club to work with our athletes November 30th and December 1st! 

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To view an album of the weekend click here!

TBaySynchro also made it into the Tbnewswatch! Click here or see below!

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TBaySynchro Swimmers Make Provincial Team!

TBaySynchro was in the Chronicle Journal‘s November 15th newspaper!

Congratulations to Brianna, Julia, Kaitlyn and coach Lisa!

See article and picture below…

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Mock Competition

Congratulations to all of the Competitive TBaySynchro swimmers who performed at the Mock Competition which was held on October 27th, 2013!

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 Please click here for more pictures of TBaySynchro’s Mock Competition!

Thank you to Bruce for sharing his photos!

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Canadian Prairie Invitational

Regina, Saskatchewan

Congratulations to all of Thunder Bay Synchro’s Competitive Swimmers who took home medals and ribbons from the Canadian Prairie Invitational Competition held in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 10 – 12!

TBaySynchro was awarded GOLD medals for their 1st place 13 – 15 team routine!

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Congratulations Eden, Amanda, Elora, Kaitlyn, Julia, Brianna, Ashley, and Darci!

To view the CPI 2013 album click here!

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Thunder Bay Synchro Banquet 2013

WOW! What a great time was had at the TBaySynchro 2013 Banquet!

As these pictures show there were lots of laughs, smiles, and memories made!

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Special thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this evening such a success!

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Crocus Competition

Winnipeg, Manitoba

April 12-14, 2013

 

To view albums of the 2013 Crocus Competition click here!

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Spring Watershow

April 7, 2013

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To view albums of the 2013 Spring Watershow click here!

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Sudbury Competition

March 2-3, 2013

To view albums of the 2013 North Central Regionals click here!

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Winter Watershow 2012

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To view albums of the 2012 Winter Watershow click here!