PEG SELLER (CAN)
1988 Honor Pioneer Synchronized Swimmer/Coach

FOR THE RECORD: PROVINCIAL CHAMPION: 1924 in "the Art of Graceful and Scientific Swimming"; CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION: 1926-1929 (Gale Cup); first President of CASSA (Canadian Amateur Synchronized Swimming Association): 1951; introduced Synchro as an exhibition sport at the Pan American Games (1951), Commonwealth Games (1955), and Olympic Games (1952); introduced "Ornamental Swimming" at the 1948 FINA Congress.

Peg Seller was the driving force behind the development of synchronized swimming in Canada and the world.  Beginning as a provincial champion in 1924 in "the Art of Graceful and Scientific Swimming" she was Canadian National Champion 1926-29 (Gale Cup), first President of CASSA (Canadian Synchro) (1951) and introduced synchro as an exhibition sport at the Pan Am Games (1951), Commonwealth Games (1955) and 1952 Olympics.  She introduced "Ornamental Swimming" at the 1948 FINA Congress and played a key role in every phase of the early development, rules and handbooks of what is now the world wide sport of synchronized swimming.


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