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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 10, 1975 THE LETHBBIDGE HERALD 29 Grace, beauty, skill part of pool program Synchronized swimming is celebrating its 50th an- niversary in Canada this year, but is still a relative- ly unknown sport in this area. Each swimming routine is marked by the judges out of a possible 100 points. Fifty points are given for execution, which takes into consideration general swimming ability and per- formance of all strokes and figures, to a standard of perfection. The remaining 50 points are awarded for com- position, which includes difficulty, interesting com- bination of movements, manner of presentation, pool patterns, and syn- chronization to the music, and in the case of duets and team performances, syn- chronization of.the swimmers to each other. Each swimming routine is limited to five minutes in length. When the judges reveal their marks, the scorers eliminate the highest and the lowest marks and average the five remaining scores. The highest score of the meet signifies the winner. The teams have a max- imum of eight swimmers but a member of the team may also enter the duet or solo competitions. Each of the 12 areas in Canada will be sending teams to the Games com- prised of a maximum of 11 competitors. Only one entry per province is allow- ed in each of the three events, team, duet or solo. Alberta will be represented by the Ed- monton Aquadettes. The duet team is made up of Karen Heath and Leslie Ringrose, while Carol SYNCHRONIZED SWIM SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING Wednesday, Feb. 12 p.m.-Siwik Thursday, Feb. 13 p.m.-Siwik Friday, Feb. 14 p.m.-Siwik Stuari of Calgary is the solo entry. The Aquadettes are com- prised of Lyndia Campbell, Linda Court, Barbara Drever, Karen Heath, Carolyn New, Leslie Ringrose, Debbie Schmidt and Janice Strautman. Last year the Aquadettes won the bronze medal at the national finals. THE AQUADETTES OF EDMONTON Canadian Pacific wishes "good chance" to Lethbridge as host of the 1975 Canada Winter Games. transportation and resource development. Solo competitor Pictured is Carol Stuart of Calgary, the Alberta representative in the solo competition in the synchronized swimming at the Canada Winter Games. She Is an accomplished swimmer and has been a member of Canada's national team. ;