Seattle Synchro joined eight other synchronized swim clubs from Montana, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington May 15-17 in Oregon for West Zone Region A’s Intermediate and Age Group Championships.
Held at the Aquatic Center, the top three placing teams in each division for Age Groups qualify to compete in the Esynchro Age Group Nationals held June 27to July 3 in Florida.
Seattle Synchronized Swim Teams took home first place medals in several competitions, qualifying them for Age Group Nationals: AG 18-19 team, AG 13-15 team*, and AG 11-12 team. In addition, Emily Drew (Bothell) finished first for her solo, as well as first in AG 13-15 duet along with partner Lorraine Hack (Olympia).
Teammates Hack and Sofia Drogomiretskiy (Brier) took second and third place, respectively, for their solos in AG 13-15, making all three qualify in both solo and team for Nationals.
Other qualifiers include Kelsey Bearden and Abigail Orler (Kirkland), who placed first in their AG 11-12 duet, as well as with their teammates Sarah Roberts, Zoe Strand (Kirkland), Shanaya Satterfield and Sienna Sproule (Woodinville), in the AG 11-12 team routine competition.
Although too young to qualify for Nationals in the AG 10 & Under division, Akira Baysinger (Bothell), placed first in solo and brought home another first place medal with her team in AG 10 & Under team division. Representing Seattle Synchro’s youngest competitive swimmers at ages 8 to 10, this team includes Isabella Adad (Kirkland), Baysinger, Lilly Cao (Redmond), Maya Chungbin-Steeley and Riley Smith (Kenmore), and Annette Vo (Edmonds).
In the duet competition, Seattle Synchro brought home a first place for the AG 18-19 duet of Brynn Sebring (Olympia) and Elise Sobotka (Bellevue), third place for the AG 13-15 duet of Annalise Miller (Auburn), and Emily Smith (Kirkland), and fifth place for the AG 13-15 duet of Caroline Kim (Kenmore), and Katie Raabe (Kirkland).
For trios, first place went to the AG 16-17 trio of Drogomiretskiy, Chelsea Menen (Woodinville), and Catherine Ullery (Olympia), and in AG 13-15, second place went to the trio of Miller, Smith, Mary Claire Squires (Kirkland) with alternate Paige Almond (Kenmore), and fifth place went to the trio of Amanda Dagel, Frances Dierken (Kirkland), and Ali Romanow (Bellevue).
Seattle Synchro’s Kenmore resident and Inglemoor High Junior, 17-year old Liane Lovitt, has qualified to attend the US National Team trials. She is currently learning the routine preparing for try-outs, which take place in Portland, Oregon over Memorial Weekend.