I must admit to you all that I have never competed at a qualifier before. The last time I was in competition with a club was 2012 and Qualifiers hadn’t been invented yet…. This sounds like a sentence I would say that started with “…. Back in my day…” hahaha

Never the less, I am very excited to be here! I have had a great experience going back to a club atmosphere this year; the joy and the energy they bring to the pool every day makes training very fun so I have no doubt that the competition will be any different!!

On Sunday, I was greeted by the pool I first trained at many many many years ago when I was just eight years old. Bring on the flash backs because I couldn’t stop thinking about those first few years I spent learning, making friends and starting what turned out to be my career on the national team. So many memories….. including my floatable noseclip….. for those who remember me back then, they know that more of my time was spent chasing that noseclip than actually swimming the routine.

We also took a trip to Banff. There’s nothing like watching other people experience Banff for the 1st time. The realization of the beauty in nature, the shear size of the mountains and watching these girls literally bouncing off the walls with excitement is so fun. It makes me miss the days when I could just take the car and spend the day hiking, skiing and enjoying the fresh air.  We also had a bit of an iPhone X photo session because dayummmmm they take great pictures!!!

Now back to the competition!! We will be competing many events over the next few days! Tomorrow I will be competing in the Tech Solo event, Wednesday: Tech Duet and Tech Team and Friday: Free Duet. HERE is all the information you need for the competition!

Excited to see everyone at the pool and to be back in my hometown competing!


Published by Claudia Holzner

Hello Everyone!! I am a synchronized swimmer on the Canadian National Team. Follow my blog to get an inside look at what it is like to be an elite athlete! Enjoy!!

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