May 18, 2014, at the 2014 Synchro Regional Championship held in Walnut Creek, CA, the Santa Clara Aquamaids 13-15 athletes continued their winning streak and dominated the podium in solo, duet, trio and team events again after achieving 2014 US Junior/Senior National Championship Club High Point in Oro Valley Arizona in April 12, 2014, which was more than twice the total points awarded to its rival competitor, Walnut Creek Aquanuts.
The top three places in each category of this Regional Championship will advance to 2014 Age Group Nationals to be held at the end of June in Seattle, WA.
The Aquamaids won:
- Gold (Nicole Dzurko) and Silver (Jacklyn Luu) in Solo
- Gold (Rachel Lau & Jacklyn Luu) and Silver (Nicole Dzurko & Hailee Heinrich) in Duet
- Gold (Camryn Carrasco, Rachel Lau & Rachel Ye) and Bronze (Emily Anger, Hailee Heinrich, Katherine Young) in Trio
- Gold (Emily A, Camryn C, Nicole D, Hailee H, Rachel L, Jacklyn L, Rachel Y, Katherine Y) and Bronze (Kate C, Katrina H, Jenna L, Colleen L, Anna P, Sabrina W, Celine W, Georgia W, Angelina X) in Team
Aquamaids 13-15 Gold Team
Aquamaids 13-15 Bronze Team
Six of the team members (Emily Anger, Camry Carrasco, Katrina Hong, Rachel Lau, Emily Lu, Jacklyn Luu) have qualified for the last phase of National Team Trials to be held at Stanford University from May 25th ““ May 26th.
The Santa Clara 13-15 Gold Team is hoping to represent the USA at the Comen Cup in Greece in Sept. This honor will be bestowed upon the highest ranking team in the USA. The Santa Clara 13/15 Gold team intends to complete their winning streak at the Age Group Nationals and thereby move forward to the competition in Greece. The Santa Clara 13-15 Bronze Team also earned the privilege to participate in the U.S. Synchro Open to be held this July in Las Vegas.
It will be a very busy summer for competitions, and these atheles continue to work hard, have fun and are looking forward to an exciting summer ahead.
Santa Clara Aquamaids was founded 50 years ago in 1964, so this year marks the golden anniversary of the club. SCA has a rich history and copious contribution to the sport. Through generations of exceptional athletes and coaches has become the most decorated synchronized swimming club in the world. To celebrate this special historical milestone and recognize the accomplishments by many over the years, SCA will host an “Academy Awards” reception and banquet which is planned for September at the Santa Clara University Mayer Theater. The club will be encouraging the gathering of all SCA alumni, including international and national medalists, and this exciting celebration will coincide with the reunion of the 2004 Olympic Team, of which 7 were Aquamaids.
SCA also hosts various fun and exciting summer camps in numerous locations around Silicon Valley to introduce synchronized swimming to young athletes and recreational swimmers from 7 to 11 years old. The club has teams of 10 & under and 11 to 12 year old swimmers who also travel to compete in meets and have attained phenomenal results at many competitions. Please visit Aquamaids.org for more details of the summer camps.
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