I’m Holly Ediger and I am very excited representing Manitoba as the co-captain of the synchronized swimming team! I am 19 and began competing in synchro when I was 11-years-old. My synchro highlights include swimming at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, coming 2nd in duet at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championship 2010 and competing at the France open in 2010. Last games I was thrilled to be on the team and I swam as an alternate but this games I get to compete in team, duet and figures.
Our team of ten was selected back in September and we have been working incredibly hard in preparation for games. Most of us have been training for 10hours with the Games team and another 20hours with our club teams. It has been a hard couple of months but it has paid off and we are ready to step on that plane! Our goal is to come 5th in team and hopefully our hard work will pay off!
On top of my training I am an athlete representative for Manitoba as well as Western Canada. I am also a university student at the University of Manitoba. I hope to graduate with a kinesiology degree with a minor in athletic therapy. I hope on working with future athletes to help them reach there full potential.
In 2004 my mom pulled me out of school for a year to travel around the world with her. Along with visiting many other countries, I got to spend a month in Thailand working in a baby orphanage for the medically ill and fragile. When I came home from my eight months abroad, I had one month to train for the 2nd phase of trials (I was gone for the 1st) for the 2007 games.
It is only a few days before we step onto the plane to head into the second week of the games and we (my team and I) couldn’t be more excited. We can’t wait not only to compete but also to cheer on our fellow Manitoba athletes with full Toba spirit!