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NameEmily Marjorie Frances Whalen
ContingentTeam Alberta
SportSynchronized Swimming



Figures Female
CompetitionMonday, February 26, 200709:00Canada Games Centre
Team Female
Team: Alberta
Final position: Bronze
CompetitionTuesday, February 27, 200718:00Canada Games Centre
Final competitionThursday, March 01, 200717:25Canada Games Centre



Height (ft, inches)5ft 2inches
Weight (lb)120
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Years I have participated in my sport
8 years
Club or School TeamEdmonton Auroras
CoachVanessa Bray
Position/Event/SportSynchronized Swimming
Other recent athletic or artistic accomplishments
I have competed at Nationals for synchro for 4 years. In 2005 our team placed 6th and I came in 47th in figures.
Games or championships that I have participated in
Year Full name of competition/sport/event Placing
2002 Alberta Winter Games/ synchro/team & duet 2nd/1st
2004 Alberta Summer Games/ swimming/100m butterfly 6th
My goals for the 2007 Canada Winter Games
Our team goal is to place on the podium,hopfully first. My personal figure goal is to place in the top 25.
My personal role model
My role model is Kristin Normand, the team captain of the 2000 Canadian Olympic Synchronized swimming team. She struggled throughout her training years and did not always get on the podium. After she did not make the Olympic team in 1996 she was going to quit but came back more determined and did even better. I am motivated by her story to keep tryng even when I don't do as well as I would like.
Other information that could be of interest to the media
I was born in Prince Edward Island and started my synchronized swimming career in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I have lived in 4 provinces so far. I now swim with the Edmonton Auroras team but live in a community 70 km south of the city. I attend High School part time in order to train and drive 2 hours a day, six days a week for training. Most of my homework is done while travelling to and from the pool. I am the oldest of six children. I love to sing. My future goal is to represent Canada in the Olympics in 2012.