Our club would like to thank the RDN by giving them a shout-out for the grants that they have provided to support our club this season. They contribute BIG TIME to helping us grow our club membership back up to what it used to be pre-COVID! So many clubs and organizations have been struggling due to restrictions and shut downs, and the RDN’s financial help will ensure that we are able to keep our fees to current member families as low as possible while we spread the word about our fun and unique sport!
Ravensong Waterdancers’ Artistic Swimmer, Kaia Fuchs (16), decided to challenge herself as an athlete this year, switching from Provincial Stream to National Stream Competitive Synchro. This has meant training as a soloist because there are not any National teams nearby on Vancouver Island.
Kaia is a dedicated and self-directed swimmer; she trains in the water 4-5 days per week as well as cross-trains at Circus Freaks in Parksville twice per week. She is committed to doing additional cardio, flexibility and strength workouts at home in her spare time. She had the good fortune of earning a spot on Team BC this year which has helped her to fine-tune many of the National level elements that are required of her.
Her journey to Nationals has been hugely encouraged by coach Debbie Provencher. Debbie has given Kaia the rare gift of freedom to choreograph her own solos while offering guidance and technical feedback. Kaia is very proud of the routines she has created and is so thankful to her coach and the Ravensong Club for always being supportive and cheering her on!
This weekend, Kaia will travel to Kamloops with the hopes of qualifying for the National Qualifiers in Markham, Ontario later in March. We hope to see you at the fundraising event at Parksville Boston Pizza March 2nd to her dream become a reality!