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Seniors Bella Steward and Maya Lee pop out of the water during a dress rehearsal May 18. The synchronized swimming team competed in sections May 22.

Synchro places second in Sections

Kate Schneider May 30, 2021

After a challenging season due to COVID-19, sophomore Rachel Katzovitz said the synchronized swim team worked its hardest and came together to support each other at Sections May 22.  “I think, overall,...

Seniors Bella Steward and Maya Lee compete in their duo performance April 23. SLP synchro team won against Bloomington/Jefferson.

Synchro works to perfect routines

Kate Schneider May 13, 2021

After synchro missed out on its spring season last year, sophomore Rachel Katzovitz said even with COVID-19 safety protocols, she is grateful to have the opportunity to compete.   “So far, the season’s...

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.

Synchro begins season by selecting captains

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...

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.

Middle school pool closed

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...

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.

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

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...

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...

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

Synchro ends competition season

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...

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.

Synchro takes the podium

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...

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.

Synchro places first at Sections competition

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...

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.

Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

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...

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.

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

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...

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.

Synchro competes at first figures meet

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...

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