Team Alberta swimmers won two gold medals on the last day of competition in artistic swimming at the pool of the Repsol Centre in Calgary.

The two medals earned on the last day of competition mark a perfect competition for Team Alberta, winning three gold medals in as many events. Notably, Jamie Czarkowski of Calgary and member of the national junior program took gold in all three events.

“It feels amazing. We put so much hard work and effort in the past few months of training. We’ve worked so hard as a team, and we’ve been through a lot. Earning this gold medal feels so rewarding. We are super excited and really happy,” said Czarkowski

“It was definitely challenging [to compete in the three events]. But it was so exciting at the same time to be competing for Alberta. Winning these for gold for our province motivates me even more, added Czarkowski.

The last time a province swept all artistic swimming goes back to 2011 in Halifax, where Quebec had won all three medals courtesy of current national team sensation Jaqueline Simoneau.

The morning session saw Jamie Czarkowski of Calgary win the gold medal in the solo event by posting the top score of 158.0165 points. Later in the day, Team Alberta secured a second gold medal in the team event.

Team Alberta, comprised of Kelsey Ayers, Elizabeth Battista, Dana Brunskill, Jaime Czarkowski, Natalie Greenfield, Teah Hoffmann, Camryn Hooey, Adora Kruger, Rosemary Stuart, and Kiana Sweet sat on top of the standings after the technical routine with a 0.8-point lead heading into the ultimate event. In the evening swim, Alberta delivered the best performance of the finals, with a score of 81 points for a combined total of 159.0363 points.

Coach Jenn Tregale was excited for the performances this week: “I cannot be more proud of this talented group of girls. They all brought their A game this week. It was awesome to have the full crowd here supporting us. It certainly adds a little bit of extra pressure to compete at home, but the girls rose to the occasion.”