Sarnia Bluewater Gymnastics Head Coach Pilar Maldonado and High Performance Athlete Rachael Riley prepare for the 2020 Elite Canada Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition in Calgary, Feb 6-9, 2020. 

SARNIA, ON (Feb 3, 2020) 

Media are invited to Bluewater Gymnastics Club during Rachael Riley’s training with Coach Pilar on Monday February 3, 2020 and on Tuesday February 4, 2020, between 3 and 6pm. 

Elite Canada will be hosted by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation, bringing together 100 top athletes from across Canada from the novice, junior and senior categories in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. There will be a total of 45 medals awarded.

This competition will play a crucial role in the selection process for the senior athletes looking to be named to the 2020 Canadian Olympic team. Also athletes have an opportunity to be selected for the 2020 Pan American Championships in Utah in May. 

Coach Pilar, Head Coach and Director of Gymnastics joined Bluewater Gymnastics club, her family recently relocated from the Toronto Area. Coach Pilar has over 20 years of coaching experience, Pilar is a High Performance Coach, Trampoline 2 Certified, and Pilar holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology and an advanced Degree in Physical Activities and Sport. Pilar is a gymnastics judge for Gymnastics Ontario and a High Performance Coach with Gymnastics Canada as well as a talented choreographer. 

This week Bluewater Gymnastics Club announces trial classes and ‘I love gymnastics’ activities in celebration of Ontario Gymnastics Week, Feb 9-15, 2020! 

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Rachael shares the excitement of receiving a Certificate of Congratulations from Sarnia Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu with House of Commons recognition with her teammates and coaches. Ms. Gladu has recognized Rachael’s Silver medal in vault at Elite Gym Massilia in Marseille, France. Rachael, her parents, and the entire Bluewater Gymnastics Club appreciate Ms. Gladu’s recognition of this achievement and her ongoing support of all of our hard working athletes!

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“Rachael shares the excitement of receiving a Certificate of Congratulations from Sarnia Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu with her teammates and coaches. Ms. Gladu has recognized Rachael’s Silver medal in vault at Elite Gym Massilia in Marseille, France. Rachael, her parents, and the entire Bluewater Gymnastics Club appreciate Ms. Gladu’s recognition of this achievement and her ongoing support of all of our hard working athletes!”

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A thank you to Dr. White for over 10 years volunteering with special care to our Competitive Athletes

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Amy Bladon competed at Elite Canada in Gatineau Quebec! Amy got her start at Bluewater when she attended a birthday party and fell in love with gymnastics!

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Fast forward a few years, a lot of hard work, dedication, and determination and she is now competing as a Senior athlete amongst Canada’s best gymnasts!

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Rachael Riley and Jovie Richardson competed in the Junior category at Elite Canada in Gatineau, Quebec! Both girls come to practice every day ready to work hard! It takes a lot of dedication, determination, sacrifice, and work to get to where these girls are today.

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Jovie and Rachael had their second day of competition at Elite Canada in Gatineau, Quebec! After two days of competition Rachael placed 1st on vault and Jovie finished 7th all around! We are so proud of you girls!

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This just in from France where Rachael and Jovie from our competitive team competed in the Elite Gym Massilia competition taking place this weekend in Marseille, France!

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Bluewater Gymnastics, Futures Gymnastics, and Niagara Acro Cats combined to make a team and finished 6th place! There were 20 teams total! Individually, Rachael was ranked 13th and Jovie was ranked 33rd, there were 79 athletes in the category!

Racael Riley qualified for vault event finals and placed second! Liliia Akhaimova of Russia placed 1st, and Mia St-Pierre representing Canada placed 3rd. #topmassilia Rachael finished .017 behind Liliia. This is Rachael’s best international finish ever! We are extremely proud of Rachael, Jovie, and Coach Liz!

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