Lisa Sanders has wanted to represent Canada since watching the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on TV. She was a member of the York Synchro Club from 2004 to 2009 before joining Granite Synchro until 2012. As a member of the junior national team in 2011 and 2012, she won gold in the team event at the 2011 Pan American Championships before attending the 2012 World Junior Championships where she was an alternate for the team combination event. After moving up to the senior national team in 2012, she competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade where Canada finished fourth in the team technical and free events. In 2014 she made her debut at the FINA World Cup and also competed at the FINA World Trophy.
Family: Parents Joel and Nancy Sanders… Older sister Amy… Older brother Andrew… Getting into the Sport: Started synchro in 2004 after a neighbor invited her to a “Try Synchro” event… From the start she enjoyed the increased challenge, the camaraderie with teammates and the intensity of training… Outside Interests: Graduated high school in 2012… Enjoys cooking and baking… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Lise, Sander…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FINA WCup: 2014 – 4th (team technical)
FISU: 2013 – 4th (team technical), 4th (team free)
PAC: 2011 – GOLD (team)