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Estella Warren

Estella Warren’s impressive career in synchronized swimming began with the Kawartha Trent Swim Club in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario – coached by Jennifer Ruth. Her talent was evident from an early age. Joyce Corner predicted Estella would one day be on the national team. Due to her sense of style, athleticism and creative modifications of traditions, Estella revolutionized the sport of synchronized swimming. Sheilagh Croxon, the head coach of the Olympium Club (OSSC) in Etobicoke, invited twelve year old Estella and her sister Julia, to train with the club. Estella competed in solo, duet, figures and team events. In 1992 she captured 2 gold at the Eastern Divisional Championships; 3 gold and 1 silver at Provincials; 1 silver and 2 bronze at the Canadian National Championships; and 1 silver as a member of the Senior National Team at the Roma Cup in Rome, Italy. From 1993 to 1996 she amassed a total of 16 Provincial, 14 Divisional, and 7 National gold medals, along with 6 silver and 2 bronze at Nationals.  She won a team gold at the 1993 World Junior Championships in Leeds, England and a team gold and solo bronze at the 1995 World Juniors in Bonn, Germany. In 1994 Estella was selected to both the National Junior Team and the National Senior B Team. In 1995 teammates elected her Canadian Junior Team Captain. She was promoted to the Senior National Team and received an invitation to attend the Canadian Olympic Team camp. In 1996 Estella was named YTV Canadian Athlete of the Year and was runner-up for the Sport Canada Elaine Tanner Award. The international exposure provided Estella with other opportunities and while she was a candidate for the 1996 Olympics, she elected to pursue a career in modeling, achieving world-wide recognition. Her success in sport is mirrored in her successful career as a model and actress.

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