Nineteen members of the San Dieguito synchronized swimming team are competing for a national title at the 2013 eSynchro U.S. Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships from June 21-29 in Riverside, Calif. The meet is the largest synchronized swimming meet in the world, and features competition in four age groups: 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-19. They qualified for the national championships by placing among the top three finishers at the regional championships last month, which featured top athletes from Southern California.
Local qualifiers include:
•11-12 age group team: Reica Osawa (Rancho Bernardo), Savannah Makarowski (Carlsbad), Phoebe Kreps (Encinitas), and also in the 11-12 team and trio: Grace Lytle (Encinitas), Mia Gallahue (Encinitas), and Olivia Dalry (Carmel Valley).
•13-15 Age group team: Kenna Osborn (Encinitas), Madison Gustini (Del Sur), Alexandra Suarez (Carmel Valley) , Samantha Whitley (Poway), Lily Kreps (Encinitas), 13-15 age group team and trio: Ainsleigh Douglas (San Elijo), Danielle Emma (Carmel Valley), Caoimhe Gallahue (Encinitas), and 13-15 team and duet: Kiyomi Kishaba (Rancho Penasquitos), and Nicole Makarowski (Carlsbad).
•16-17 age group trio: Emma Chang (Encinitas), Carly Allen (Carlsbad), and Ellie Holtaway (Carlsbad)
Synchronized swimming requires a unique combination of strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and speed. San Dieguito Synchro practices three hours per day, five days per week at Rancho Bernardo High School, Cathedral Catholic High school, and the Carlsbad pool.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in a beginner’s camp should contact Coach Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org