Strickland stars at synchro swimming provincials

Chilliwack's Olivia Strickland earned bronze and gold medals at a provincial event in Victoria.

Chilliwack’s Olivia Strickland won two medals at the Jean Peters Provincial Synchronized Swimming Championships, held May 25-26 in Victoria.

Competing for the BC Aquasonics, Strickland won bronze in the level-three 12-and-over figures competition with a score of 58.835.

Strickland teamed with Shaleigh Lachance (Coquitlam), Madeleine Leblanc (Coquitlam), Grace MacDonald (Delta), Abby Rothwell (Delta) and Maleka Rostami (Abbotsford) to win gold in the level-two 12-and-under team finals.

Their final score was 56.208.

Strickland is part of the BC Aquasonics provincial stream, a grassroots development program. One of Canada’s oldest and largest (110 athletes) synchronized swimming clubs, BC Aquasonics has produced several Team Canada and Olympic athletes, and two Olympic coaches.