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First Aquabatix show since 2019 held over weekend

Swimmers to compete in Regina next weekend

YORKTON – 26 swimmers from Yorkton Aquabatix Synchro Club performed routines and showcased the skills they learned throughout the year on Saturday night at the Access Water Park.

"This is our first show since 2019 so we're really excited to have it again this year," said Amie Evans, President of Yorkton Aquabatix Synchro Club, adding, "we have swimmers from the age of five up to the age of 18 [performing], as well as an adult swimming class this year that will be performing for the first time."

"We're looking forward to this," said Heid Watrych, head coach for YASC, adding, "it's been a long two years since we've been able to perform in front of an audience."

Watrych said the club has grown this past year and that some of the members would perform in three separate routines.

"Artistic swimming, or synchronized swimming as it used to be called, is a combination of gymnastics and dance and agility and grace- all in one aspect of a routine performed to music," said Watrych, noting, "many of the tricks are down upside down- under the water, so it takes a lot of strength for these swimmers to be able to do that."

"It's very entertaining to watch all the different things that they can do," said Watrych.

Watrych reflected on the club's accomplishments over the past year.

"Our club has worked really hard throughout COVID, but just this season alone we've seen them really put their best foot forward," adding, "our competition in January was very, very, strongly attended."

"We had bronze medals come from our oldest swimmers," said Watych of the outcome of the competition, adding, "our soloists came in first and second and their duet came in third in their category."

"They'll be going to Regina for provincials next weekend [April 9th] so we're really excited about that," said Evans.

"We're looking to even up some of our scores and get them even better yet," said Watrych.

For people interested in joining the club, registration for YASC will start throughout the summer. For more information visit their Facebook page, Aquabatix Synchro Club Yorkton, or contact them by e-mail.

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