Members of the Estevan Mermaids synchronized swimming club demonstrated their skills and routines for the public during their annual year-end water show Saturday night at the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre.
The water show featured solos, duets and group routines for the large crowd that filled the stands surrounding the pool.
It started with three separate performances by the Mini Mermaids, which is for the club’s youngest swimmers.
Then the focus shifted to the competitive team. Duets came courtesy of Rowyn Shier and Sarah Greening in the 11 and 12 age group, followed by Sasha Mantei and Emily Greening in the 13-15 age group.
Solo routines were performed by Sierra Mantei (age nine and 10), Cynthia Goudy (recreation), and Gracie Dzuba, Rebecca Duncan and Laura Swirski 13-15 age group).
Team routines started with one from the masters team, which had Barb Kries, Amber Mantei, Linda Murphy, Ricki Selinger, Anita Stade and Nicole Thievin. The first youth team routine was from the 10-and-under limited competitive team, with Calla Campbell, Mahaley Fonstad, Kelsey Greening, Alyssa Halkyard, Kasia Harding, Chloe Mantei, Sarah Pyra and Sofiya Vlezko.
The 11 and 12 provincial stream team featured Rachel Duncan, Sarah Greening, Sierra Mantei, Elle Meyers, Rowyn Shier and Nevaeh Wakely; and the 13-15 provincial stream team performed, with Aivry Culy, Rebecca Duncan, Gracie Dzuba, Emily Greening, Andri Groenveld, Sienna Kuntz, Sasha Mantei, Bella Michael and Laura Swirski.
Haley Copeland and Caitlin Graham, who are the coaches of the 13-15 team, performed a duet.
A scholarship was presented to Cynthia Goudy, who was this year’s graduating member, and the team’s coaches and executive were recognized.
The water show wrapped up with a group performance by the competitive team.
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