SSHoF logoErin Bullee

Athlete (1998)

Synchronized Swimming

Erin BulleeErin Bullee raised Saskatchewan's profile in synchronized swimming as the province's first swimmer to be named to two national teams and as a competitor whose travels took her to six international meets.

Erin was born in Regina on Feb. 2, 1972 and moved with her family to Saskatoon in 1974. She quickly became interested in water sports and, in 1979, she did her first backyard pool routine with Gina Gass. She joined the Bridge City Cosmo Aqualenes club and, in 1982, was doing a duet with Kathy Kennedy. She was a member of the Aqualenes from 1981 until 1993, was named to the Saskatchewan First team in 1989, and won many club and provincial awards along the way.

Erin was on the podium as the silver medalist at the Western Canada championships in 1987. Erin and her Saskatchewan teammates were honored in 1989 with a Sask Sport team award. In 1990, she was with the Saskatchewan team at the Canada Winter Games, became the first Saskatchewan swimmer on the national youth team, and was named to the Synchro All-Canadian team. She shared in Canada's silver medal success at the American Cup II competition.

She and Erin Gillings often competed as duet and shared a great moment in 1990 when both were chosen to the Canadian team. In 1991, she was on the Canadian team, which repeated as silver medal winners at the American Cup II. Among her overseas trips were one to the Scottish Open in Glasgow in 1991 and another to the French Open in 1992. Erin joined the Canadian National B team in 1993 and they were bronze medallists in the Pan-Pacific Games. Faced with the challenge of moving out of Saskatoon to pursue her career, Erin elected to stay in Saskatoon and became a coach with the Aqualenes. She has also been a national athletes representative on Synchro Canada's board of directors.