San Dieguito Synchro competes at Nationals

North County San Diego members of the San Dieguito synchronized swimming team competed for a national title at the 2014 U.S. eSynchro Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships from June 27-July 5 in Federal Way, Wash.

The meet is the largest synchronized swimming meet in the world, and features competition in four age groups: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-19.

Local qualifiers were: 11-12 Age Group duet: Grace Lytle (Encinitas) and Olivia Dalry (Carmel Valley),

13-15 duet: Lily Kreps (Encinitas) and Kiyomi Kishaba (Rancho Penasquitos),

13-15 Age Group team: Grace Lytle (Encinitas), Olivia Dalry (Carmel Valley), Phoebe Kreps (Encinitas), Mari Burigana (Carlsbad), Reica Osawa (4S Ranch), Dianna Tereshenko (Rancho Penasquitos), Samantha Whitley (Rancho Bernardo),

16-17 Age Group trio: Kenna Osborn (Encinitas), Lily Kreps (Encinitas), and Kiyomi Kishaba (Rancho Penasquitos), and

16-17 Age Group duet: Calla Chenelle (Scripps Ranch) and Samantha Whitley (Rancho Bernardo).

After competition, the girls’ results were:

5th place 16-17 trio: Kenna, Lily, and Kiyomi

8th place 13-15 duet: Lily and Kiyomi

10th place 11-12 duet: Grace and Olivia

24th place in 13-15 team: Grace, Reica, Olivia, Phoebe, Mari, Dianna, and Samantha.

To showcase these swimmers, the team is hosting a 10th anniversary watershow from 2:30-3:30 p.m. July 19 at Westview High School, 13500 Camino del Sur, San Diego. Cost is $5 per person.

Parents interested in enrolling their children in beginner classes can call 858-531-1085 or email sdsynchro@gmail.com.

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