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Synchro begins season by selecting captains

Junior Bella Steward practices the butterfly stroke March 12. This was the first sychro practice held since the new team captains had been announced March 11.

Talia Lissauer

March 9, 2020

Inspired by the relationships she had formed with previous captains, senior Mia Miller said she was overjoyed when she was chosen to be a synchro captain for the 2020 season. “I wanted to be captain because I love synchro. I love the people who were leaders before me, they really changed the wa...

Middle school pool closed

Seniors Ella Hammerstrand and Mia Miller perform a pop-up during Aquafins show Feb. 8. The annual Minnesota Aquafins show consisted of 17 performances from all age groups.

Talia Lissauer

February 27, 2020

As freshman Maren Wilsey prepares for her third season competing on the synchro team,  she said the Park middle school pool’s closure will affect the team's practice location. The home meet location will not be affected.  “This year what we are going to do is similar to what we did last year when ...

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

Seniors Ella Hammerstrand and Mia Miller perform a pop-up during Aquafins show Feb. 8. The annual Minnesota Aquafins show consisted of 17 performances from all age groups.

Grace Schultz

February 9, 2020

Reflecting on her favorite part of the team, senior Annie Breyak said Aquafins has connected her with people she admires.  "All of the people and friends I've made and all of my coaches are such good role models, so it's really nice having them in my life," Breyak said. Aquafins, St. Louis Pa...

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Isabel Kjaer

December 13, 2019

I have always loved swimming. The feeling when you first get in the pool and touch the waves makes my heart race. It feels like I’ve been swimming my entire life, starting with lessons when I was 4 and then moving on to synchronized swimming. I started synchronized swimming in third grade with my...

Synchro ends competition season

Juniors Annie Breyak and Ella Hammerstrand hold up their pinky fingers during the song

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2019

After celebrating its success at State, Park’s synchro team looks to the next season and preparing through summer programs, according to sophomore Maya Lee. “In the summer you can do the strength and conditioning program, summer synchro through the high school or summer synchro through Aquafins, wh...

Synchro takes the podium

Junior Annie Breyak does a pop up in her extended solo at Park synchro's dress rehearsal May 14. Breyak placed fifth in the extended solo division at State May 24.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 4, 2019

After placing fourth at State for the last few years, captain Hope Cassman was excited when the team won third place her senior year. “I would say getting third overall was our biggest accomplishment because the last few years we got fourth, so we were really trying to beat forest lake to gain our...

Synchro places first at Sections competition

Juniors Ava Tronson and Annie Breyak smile as they perform their team routine at Sections. The routine placed first in the extended team division at Sections, May 18.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 23, 2019

Reflecting on the team’s win at Sections, sophomore Maya Lee was pleased with her personal accomplishment as well as the team’s success. “I think it went really well. I got some of my highest scores that I’ve gotten,” Lee said. “As a team we did really well and so did my routines.” ...

Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

Sophomore Bella Steward and junior Isabel Kjaer smile while swimming their Brittany Spears duet at free rehearsal May 14. Steward and Kjaer placed second in the extended division for duets at Sections which took place May 18.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 21, 2019

According to assistant coach Carolyn Guddal, synchro holds a dress rehearsal to prepare for the final competitions of the season. “The purpose of dress rehearsal is to give a practice run before we compete at Sections and State," Guddal said. "Because the locker room area at the high school is...

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Freshman Averie Chism performs her ballet leg in front of a panel of judges at the meet against Richfield March 28. Park won with a score of 25-4.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

April 11, 2019

Park’s success at its second figures meet against Richfield resulted from hard work and preparation, according to synchro captain, senior Hope Cassman. “I think the meet went well we had a lot of time to work on figures, so it really helped us compete against Richfield,” Cassman said. Acc...

Synchro competes at first figures meet

Junior Ava Tronson performs a ballet leg figure for a panel of judges. Park swimmers took three of the top four places at the meet March 21.

Yonit Krebs

March 28, 2019

After their first meet and first win over Bloomington, senior and synchronized swimming captain Lily Kulevsky said the team will continue to work on figures as the season progresses. “We'll just keep on working on figures because it's pretty time consuming to significantly improve at them, so it's a...

Synchro dives into the season

Sophomore Maya Lee and junior Ellen Poulter work on routine pull downs in a drill during practice March 7.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

March 12, 2019

As synchro captain and senior Lily Kulevsky looks forward to her fifth year on the team, she is excited to begin putting together their routines. “I’m excited because I really like the team and I like hanging out with them. Even though it can be stressful, I still get excited for it,” Kulevs...

Construction causes practice changes

Sophomores Maya Lee and Bella Stewart and team practice one of their routines at the middle school Feb. 2. Synchronized swimming is unable to practice at the high school due to construction around the locker rooms.

Marta Hill

March 1, 2019

According to junior Ellen Poulter, the synchronized swimming team will not be able to maintain some of the team building traditions that center around the locker room due to the construction that prohibits it from using the locker rooms. “Personally the biggest impact the construction has is on our ...

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