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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Ada Turman glides out of the water during her solo May 27. Parks synchro team competed at the State meet held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Just keep swimming

Katie Nelson June 1, 2022

Just two days before its final competition of the season, Park synchro was hit with devastating news — three swimmers had tested positive for COVID-19. Although an unexpected ending to their season,...

Park synchro team preforms its routine on May 17 at dress rehearsal. The team will compete at state starting May 26.

Synchro gears up for state

Abby Meisler and Nina Miller May 24, 2022

After the synchro team completed its dress rehearsal in preparation for postseason competition, sophomore Mae Turman said the team felt content with its performance. “The sections dress rehearsal...

Junior Leila Campbell swims her solo routine. The dress rehearsal took place on Tuesday May 17.

Synchro team starts off hot

Abby Meisler and Nina Miller May 11, 2022

After winning all of its meets this year thus far, the girls’ synchronized swimming team is aiming for a high-achieving season. According to head coach Carolyn Guddal, to reach its goals the team prepares...

Coach Carolyn Guddal instructs swimmers March 10. This is Guddals first year of being the head coach for girls synchronized swimming.

Synchro dives into new waters

Elena Ortiz Fishman March 12, 2022

With the resignation of Jessica Gust, Linda Gust and Rose Evensen, the girls’ synchronized swimming team was faced with finding new coaches to fill the empty spots. Stepping into the role will be...

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 24K Magic in their Bruno Mars duet during a routine meet against Bloomington, May 3.

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 synchros 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...

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