Synchronized swimming is a sport for girls who love to do it all—dance, swimming and gymnastic moves.
Friday, June 15, 2012
(The following guest column comes from the Minnesota Synchronettes.) Swim season is here and Minnesota pools are filling with kids of all ages working on their strokes or learning how to swim. Mention “swim team” and you hear plenty of tales, comments and advice on swim team life. However, a few girls in the western suburbs experience a totally different kind of swimming than the usual race down the length of a pool—it’s called synchronized swimming. Do you have one of those girls who loves dance, loves swimming, loves gymnastic moves? Synchro ‘does it all!’ With synchronized swimming you don’t have to choose just one! A synchronized swimmer will tell you that they consider theirs the most difficult sport in the world because it is a …
Wayzata High swims in the 2011 state synchronized swimming meet Thursday and Friday
The Wayzata girls synchronized swimming team rolled to the state championship on Thursday and Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Wayzata compiled 169 team points en route to the win—collecting all but two first place finishes in the 12 events. Stillwater took second overall with 97 points. Hannah Ogren took first place in the short solo competition and Amanda Urke took first in long solo. Colleen Donlin and Hannah Ogren took first in the short duet, Katrin Ree and Haley Ruegemer took first in long duet and Natalie Bodin and Cayla Ebert took first in extended duet. Colleen Donlin, Lucy Liu and Trisha Morrison took first in the short trio, Ree and Ruegemer and Urke took first in long trio. Lydia Boike, …