Swimming in harmony

The 13 to 15-year old Pikes class performs its routine to an audience of friends and family members at the Marion Aquatics Centre. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

Prince Albert Pikes synchronized swimmers end season ‘on a high’

The Prince Albert Pikes synchronized swimming club wrapped up its 2016-17 season on Saturday morning with a display of the skills and techniques its members have learned over the past year.

The Pikes’ held their annual Water Show at the Marion Aquatics Centre on April 8 with performances from the competitive and recreational 10-and-under swimmers and the competitive 13 to 15-year-old and 18-and-up “Masters” age classes. The Pikes’ Masters swimmers range from 29 to 65-years-old.

This was the first year that the formerly recreational Masters group took part in competition. Club president Rhonda Michaels described it as a “huge move forward” for the team.

“They worked really hard, they were very focussed and they had a lot of fun. That was the big deal,” Michaels said.

“They’re really, really enjoying it. So because they’re having so much fun and they’ve all become friends they’re having a group that is not just sitting here doing this in the pool, but they’re meeting afterwards and they’re doing other things. So it really helped them gel, and when you’re a syncro group, that’s really the whole point.”

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