Sep 13, 2018 10:47 Age: 285 days

SASKATCHEWAN ATHLETES Named to Canada Winter Games Team and 2018/2019 High Performance Program

Synchro Saskatchewan is pleased to announce and CONGRATULATE the following athletes who qualified the 2019 Canada Winter Games Team and for the 2018/2019 High Performance Program. The HP Trials were held June 10th, 2018 in Saskatoon. The High-Performance Program is a Synchro Saskatchewan initiative that develops elite level, high performance athletes with funding from Synchro Sask and Sask Sport (via lottery dollars).


Excellence High Performance Program (*) and Canada Winter Games Team Athletes

  1. *Ainsley Bristol – Saskatoon Aqualenes (From: Regina Synchro)
  2. *Sydney Carroll – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  3. *Anna Dolgova – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  4. Jordan Friedt – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  5. *Bailey Hargreaves – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  6. Kiara Kroetsch – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  7. *Kaibrie Lumbard – Regina Synchro (From: Border City Stingrays)
  8. Kallie Lumbard – Regina Synchro (From: Border City Stingrays)
  9. *McKenna Martin – Regina Synchro
  10. Emma Rainbow – Regina Synchro


These ten athletes compromise the 2019 Canada Winter Games Team that will train part time together at centralized weekend training camps. Working with the Canada Winter Games Coach, Manager, and High-Performance Director, these athletes will have access to a wide range of technical and sport medicine support services within the High-Performance Program. The Canada Winter Games Team will represent Saskatchewan in Team, Duet, and Solo events at the Canada Winter Games in 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.


Development High Performance Program


The below Development athletes with * qualify to participate in HP Excellence Program next season as they were named to Provincial Team but do not qualify for Excellence Monetary Athlete Assistance


  1. Jaiva Bajema – Border City Stingrays
  2. *Bronte Cawkwell – Regina Synchro
  3. *Aurora Chernoff – Regina Synchro
  4. Haley Copeland – Estevan Mermaids
  5. Joley Friesen – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  6. Natalia Hadland – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  7. Abigail Hindmarch – Regina Synchro
  8. Teagan Ignatiuk – Regina Synchro
  9. Sienna Kuchuran – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  10. Anna Tchoursine- Saskatoon Aqualenes
  11. Claire Walsh – Regina Synchro
  12. Katelyn Walsh​ – Regina Synchro
  13. ​Haley Wickham-Cross – Border City Stingrays
  14. Medical Bye - Fabiola Salazar – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  15. Invited to Oct HP camp - Payton Caldwell – Weyburn Synchro Stars
  16. Invited to Oct HP camp - Emma Russell – North Battleford


All Excellence and Development Athletes and their coaches in the province train together at centralized training camps under the leadership of the High-Performance Director, Laurie Wachs, and HP Consultant. Centralized weekend training camps provide Excellence and Development athletes and coaches the opportunity to share in a common vision. Shared goals help athletes and their coaches from clubs across the province achieve standards that are in line with those developed by Synchro Canada for Excellence and Development level athletes. All camp content will reflect Synchro Canada’s Canadian Sport for Life Model.


Additionally, Synchro Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the following athletes who were named to the 2018 Provincial Development Team.


Synchro Saskatchewan 2018 Development Team

  1. Natalia Hadland – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  2. Joley Friesen – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  3. Sienna Kuchuran – Saskatoon Aqualenes
  4. Anna Tchoursine- Saskatoon Aqualenes


These four athletes named to the 2018 Development Team participated in two four-day training camps this past summer where they learned and performed a National Level Team Routine.


The provincial development team program identifies, develops, and provides additional training hours/skill development for Development Athletes who are not quite at the provincial team level or who did not qualify for the provincial/Games team.


About Synchro Saskatchewan:

Synchro Saskatchewan is the provincial sport governing body for synchronized swimming in Saskatchewan. Synchronized swimming is a sport which offers recreational to competitive programing. Saskatchewan synchronized swimming has a proud history of producing national and Olympic athletes.


For more information contact:

Laurie Wachs, Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance Director

Saskatoon, Sask.      (306)281-5071