Fifth club season - 2016 - 17
June 2017 - Excel achieves a major milestone - 115 swimmers are officially registered with the club, including 2 boys. Thank you parents, swimmers and coaches for the trust you put in our club!
Kia and Mary (13 to 15 swimmers) selected to represent Team Alberta over the summer . They will be coached by one of our 13 to 15 coaches – Elizabeth Scott.
For the first time a 13 to 15 team represents Excel at Espoir The pioneers are: Jaedyn, Emma, Paige, Natalie, Mary, Olga, Ellie and Jolie
May 2017 - 90 Swimmers participate in the year end watershow.
Breanne (Junior Swimmer) qualifies to represent team Alberta
Private pool party followed by a BBQ celebrates a year full of accomplishments!
For the first time a Junior team represents Excel at nationals. The pioneers are> Bethany, Kia, Bailey, Nikki and Breanne
April 2017 – 31 Excel swimmers participate on the Wildrose classic with many podium results:10 & U X team – 3rd place, 12 & U M team 6th place, Novice Solo (Ciara) 1st place
Excel Athletes are awards Excellence & Merit Awards. The atheltes are : Keira, Emma and Marih
Excel Synchro junior swimmers visit Canadian National Team in Montreal
March 2017 –5 teams represent Excel in the Wildrose qualifier with many podium results: 10 & U X team – 3rd place, 10 & U M team 6th place
September 2016 – For the first time in Excel’s history the club participates in the National Stream category with a 13 to 15 and a junior team
August - 2016 – Head Coach Teresa judges at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Fourth club season - 2015-2016
July 2016 – Next season pre- registration indicates that Excel will have a 13 to 15 national stream team and a Junior national stream team representing the club for the first time in the National stream competitions.
June 2016 - Excel achieves a major milestone - 75 swimmers are officially registered with the club, including 2 boys. Thank you parents, swimmers and coaches for the trust you put in our club!
Excel Synchro Provincial stream swimmer Bethany competed at Espoir and would have qualified for the Alberta Provincial team had Synchro Alberta rules allowed her as a provincial stream athlete to represent the province (Nowadays the rules only allow national stream athletes to participate in Provincial teams)
May 2016 - 48 swimmers participate on the year end watershow.
April 2016 – 24 Excel swimmers participate on the Wildrose classic with many podium results and 1 athlete being awarded the excellence award (Bethany) and 4 athletes being awarded the merit award (Cammy, Ellie, Leah and Natalie)
March 2016 – 24 swimmers represent Excel in the Wildrose qualifier with many podium results
Junior/Senior duet finish 4th at the Qualifier
February 2016 – Gold medal for Excel at the Alberta Winter Games - 13 to 15 duet places first (Bethany and Paige) and Bethany brings home the silver medal for figures
December 2015 –major milestone is achieved by our swimmers :
- Excel’s top athlete is selected to swim at the Centre of Excellence in Montreal and to represent Canada on the Junior and Senior teams. Well done Gwen!
- 13 to 15 Duet finishes first in the selection process to represent Zone 6 in the Alberta Winter Games. Well done Bethany and Paige!
November 2015 - Head coach Teresa is invited to judge the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016
Excel hosts the Capital Figures Meet in conjunction with the Sports day in Canada. Events were attended by all regional clubs. Elise Marcotte was the Olympian who led the workshops for the Sports day event.
Club was selected to participate in Synchro Canada LTAD project.
October 2015 – Excel is awarded 10,000 dollars to promote Physical Literacy in Edmonton and surrounding areas. The RBC learn to Play project is supported by RBC, Canadian Sport for Life, Participaction and Propel.
September 2015 – 4 teams are set up to swim for Excel in the coming season
Third club season - 2014-2015
August 2015 - Excel Swimmer Gwen wins a gold medal swimming for the Canadian Junior National "A" team (red team) at UANA Age Group Pan American Games, in Calgary.
June 2015 - Excel achieves a major milestone - 50 swimmers are officially registered with the club! Thank you parents, swimmers and coaches for the trust you put in our club!
May 2015 - Excel Junior Swimmer Gwen makes the Canadian National Team
Excel swimmers on the podium at the Prairie Invitational - Nikki first in Figuresand Solo (Routine and championship), Duet (Paige/Bethany) 5th place, Bethany 6th in Solo.
April 2015 - Excel Swimmers and head coach have the opportunity to visit the Centre of Excellence in Montreal
March 2015 - For the first time in the history of the club a 10 & under and a 12 & under team represent Excel at a provincial competition.
February 2015 - Gwen's solo places 3rd at the Canada Games. She also takes part in Team Alberta placing 2nd.
December 2014 - Gwen's solo is chosen to represent Alberta in the Canada Winter games in Prince George
November 2014 - . Excel Junior Swimmer Gwen makes the Provincial team to represent Alberta at the Canada Games in Prince George
September 2014 - One of our most promising athletes retires and becomes a coach with Excel
August 2014 - Two time Brazilian Olympian swimmer Nayara comes to Edmonton to inspire our athletes during our summer camp.
Second club season - 2013 - 2014
June 2014 - Three Excel National Juniors are named to the 2014 Junior Team Alberta. Head Coach Teresa also earns a berth on the team as Assistant Coach.
May 2014 - All members of our Junior team achieve personal bests at COSSC Nationals with two of our athletes qualifying for National Team Trials. They are privileged to pre-swim the routine the final selections.
We successfully defend our High Points Award Trophy at the Synchro Alberta Spring Trophy. Our athletes finish first and sixth in Junior figures, first and fourth in Junior solo, and first in Junior duet.
March 2014 - National Stream athletes are featured in the promotional trailer for the 2014 Calgary Sled Festival.
Our Junior team visits the Centre of Excellence in Montreal. They are able to work with coaches and athletes of Canada's Senior team. A fantastic inspirational opportunity!
February 2014 - Three Excel Junior athletes qualify for the second phase of Canada Winter Game trials.
November 2013 - We co-host the first annual Capital Figures Meet which is attended by all regional clubs. The highlight of the event is the visit by Gabrielle Brisson, member of the National Team. She speaks, performs and works with the girls during a fun-packed day.
September 2013 - First Provincial Stream athlete joins club. We welcome Leduc Synchro to our programs.
August 2013 - We host our first camp. It is well-attended by National Stream athletes.
July 2013 - Dr. Teresa Alentejano is hired as Head Coach
First club season - 2012 -13
May 2013 - Excel's Junior Duet (Miranda/Arden) win first place at the Synchro Alberta Spring Trophy. These swimmers placed first and second in figures. The club also won the High Point Award trophy, ending the season with great success.
January 2013 - Pre-Competitive programming is introduced at Grand Trunk Pool
November 2012 Excel Synchro Club is established.
Athletes from the National Stream train under Excel umbrella