March Athlete of the Month – Morning – Emma Fox
Emma, age 16, started synchro at age 7 at the Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club, spent one year in recreational, two years provincial and then moved to national at age 10, continuing until she moved to OSSC at age 13 for one year. Then she swam at the Regional Training Centre for a year before joining the joint club team of BOSSC (Burlington Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club.) Her goals are to qualify for the Junior National Team or Provincial Team, and after that, qualify for the Senior National Team. Emma says, “what I love about the sport is that it has taught me so many important life skills for the future. My coaches have taught me things like working hard, having a positive attitude, working as part of a team, and most importantly, being respectful.” Outside of synchro Emma enjoys traveling with her family.
Her coach, Kerri Morgan, sited three things about Emma, her effort, her leadership and some outstanding results. At the Canadian Qualifier in Quebec City, a nation-wide event, Emma placed 10th in Junior figures, 13th in Junior duet, 7th in Junior team and 4th in Senior Team. Coach Kerri says, “the best way to describe Emma is coachable! She takes corrections well, works hard, has a great sense of humour, a fabulous laugh and she is a great leader to both her teammates and to younger club mates.”