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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Eighth grader Elena Mutchler performs a solo May 15. Mutchler ran their routine during a dress rehearsal in preparation for sections.

Synchro strengthens their show

Alyssa Johannes and Ena Mekic May 19, 2024

On May 14, Park’s synchro team held a dress rehearsal including costumes, headpieces, an audience and more, in preparation for their section's meet. Junior Charlotte Cox said the dress rehearsal helps...

Eighth grader Alaina Dallum and seventh grader Quin Courneya swim a duet April 19. Dallum and Courneya swam their routine against Blake, contributing to Parks final score of 34.

Park wins first routines meet

Modesty Manion and Rackam Walberg April 26, 2024

Park’s synchronized swimming team made a splash at their meet against Blake April 19. The meet included various routines from teams of various sizes, as well as solos. During the “All That Jazz”...

Senior Rachel Katzovitz and junior Mae Turman soar out of the water in their routine May 17. Synchronized swimming commemorated the end of the regular season with a large “razzle dazzle” event Wednesday.

Picture-perfect pool performance

Eliah Fink and Alex Geretz May 19, 2023

Synchronized swimming held a performance May 17 to commemorate the end of the regular season.  Junior Mae Turman said despite having a swimmer who couldn’t make it, the team persevered and performed...

Senior Leila Campbell runs through her routines April 26. Park prepares for their away meet at Blake April 28.

Meet the Athlete: Leila Campbell

Alex Hoag May 4, 2023

How did you get into synchro? My neighbor did synchro and my cousin did synchro. I was really young when I started club synchro, maybe eight, and then I went to the high school team from there. How...

Synchronized swimming judges look on as senior captain Rachel Katzovitz performs her walkover figure March 23. Katzovitz ranked first place at the meet Thursday.

Synchro kicks their way to victory

Alex Geretz and Eliah Fink March 27, 2023

Girls’ synchronized swimming won big last Thursday at their first meet of the season. The team beat Richfield in figures March 23 with a final score of 22-7. Four of the top five swimmers were...

Senior Rachel Katzovitz practices the ballet leg move March 7. The girls synchronized swimmers perform drills to prepare for the season ahead.

Getting in sync

Taylor Voigt and Ena Mekic March 10, 2023

The Park girls’ synchronized swimming team had its first practice of the 2023 season on March 6. At the practice, the members introduced themselves to each other, did warm ups and practiced hand movements. Head...

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...

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