Several hundred athletes, coaches and supporters from around Alberta are in Grande Prairie this weekend for a synchronized swimming competition. The Wildrose Classic starts today and runs through Sunday
“There’s going to be about 250 competitors, another 50 coaches plus friends, family, out-of-town spectators, so it’s a pretty big deal,” says Grande Prairie Synquatics President Terrance Sweeney.
He adds around 30 volunteers are helping run this competition.
“It is the first time that we have hosted an event like this. We’re quite excited about it and it’s a lot of work for our small club, but we are excited and it’s going forward.”
Sweeney says the maintenance shut down at the Eastlink Centre will not be an issue.
“The aquatics shutdown is going ahead, however, this has been booked for close to a year, so this is going ahead and then they’re going to get to work right after that or do other work during it, but not in the area we’re going to be using.”
The Wildrose Classic starts today and runs through Sunday. Anyone who wants to come watch is invited. Admission is free.
(photo from the Grande Prairie Synquatics Facebook page)