Vancouver synchronized swimming team says it’s often sidelined in favour of male teams
If Katie Stirret isn’t in class, she is in the pool. The 16-year-old synchronized swimmer spends 20 to 25 hours every week training for the sport she loves.
In the last few years that has become much harder. She is a member of the Vancouver-based Pacific Waves Swim Club, a club that rarely trains in Vancouver. Stirret and her teammates rely on parents and public transit to get to practice in Richmond.