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Steve Brooks • Special

Steve Brooks • Special

MAKING WAVES: Cassidi Clairmont, of Carlisle, and her duet partner, Jadyn Brooks (right), earned a first-place finish at the 18th annual Waterloo Synchronized Swimming Invitational recently held at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Synchro swimmer makes waves

By Kathy Yanchus

Carlisle resident Cassidi Clairmont and her duet partner Jadyn Brooks of Kitchener won gold at the18th annual Waterloo Synchro Invitational held recently at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Cassidi and five teammates also took home bronze in the 10 and under team category at the largest invitational routine meet in the province.

Cassidi has been involved in the sport since the age of three. The nine-year-old Grade 4 Balaclava Public School student made the jump to competitive synchro swimming at the age of six and last year, switched to the Waterloo Regional Synchro Club where she swims 12 hours per week.

Cassidi also plays hockey for the Flamborough Falcons.

Her goal this year is to make Team Ontario, said her mom, Cyndy, which will be chosen at the Ontario Age Group Championships to be held in March in Ottawa.

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