Estevan Mermaids compete at provincial event

Members of the Estevan Mermaids synchronized swim club competed at the Sandra Roberts national stream provincial championship at the Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina on the weekend.

The event is a championship for national stream athletes who wish to attend the national qualifier. It is also an invitational competition for provincial stream athletes.

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Fifteen Mermaids attended the event. In the 11 and 12 provincial stream competitive division, team members were Sarah Greening, Kasia Harding, Chloe Mantei, Sierra Mantei, Elle Meyers, Sarah Pyra, Rowyn Shier and Nevaeh Wakely.

Erin McIsaac was the lone local athlete in the novice division.

In the 13-15 provincial stream competitive team division, the Mermaids entered were Emily Greening, Sienna Kuntz, Sasha Mantei, Bella Michael and Laura Swirski.

Rebecca Duncan competed in the 16-20 provincial stream individual event.

Mermaids performed their figures for the judges on Jan. 25. Solo routines were also held that day, while team routines were swam Jan. 26.

Marks for each routine include a score in execution, artistic impression and difficulty. Championship scores are based on 60 per cent for the routine and 40 per cent for the figure.

In the solo events, in the 11 and 12 age group, Sierra Mantei was fifth for her routine and fourth overall for the championship. Kasia Harding was fourth for routine and fifth for championship. Sarah Pyra was sixth in both categories.

In the 13-15 solo, Laura Swirski was fifth for both routine and championship, and Sasha Mantei was sixth in both categories.

Rebecca Duncan was third in routine and first in the championship for the 16-20 solo. She was also fourth in figures.

As for the team events, the 11-12 competitive team was third and the 13-15 competitive team was fourth.


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