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California Gold. Cali In Sync at Pan Americans

US Synchro Swimmers Win Several Medals At UANA Pan Americans

Cali made quite a splash as synchronized swimmers represented over the weekend. California swimmers were definitely in sync at Pan Americans synchronized championships in Riverside over weekend.

U.S. athletes finished with 14 medals, including nine golds, at the UANA Pan American Artistic Swimming Championships, which ended Saturday.

The U.S. Senior National Team won the team free and team tech finals, and the 12U National Team won the team free final at the championships.

 

Members of the U.S. 12U team added two more golds, as Elizabeth Fullen (Cincinnati, Ohio) won solo and Elle Santana (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Gianna Bonacorso (Rocklin) won duet free.

The U.S. also won the 13 and over combo free event.

U.S. Senior National Team members Yara Elian (Walnut Creek) and Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.) won the senior duet free.

Remati and Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.) won silver in senior duet tech.

Nicole Goot San Jose, swims for Santa Clara Aquamaids.

Nicole Goot
San Jose, swims for Santa Clara Aquamaids.

Swimmers from the U.S. 13-15 National Team added two more silver medals. They finished second in the team free final, and Chiara Steele (Santa Clara) and Marilyn Weaver (San Jose) took second in the duet final.

The La Mirada Aquabelles were equally well represented in the junior events, earning four medals.

Noelle Song led the way, taking gold in solo tech, bronze in the solo free and teaming with Aivan Nguyen to earn another gold in the duet free final.

Nguyen and Elizaveta Polyakova earned silver in duet tech.

Synchronized Swim Team Rosters

U.S. Senior National Team members who competed at the championships include: Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Paige Areizaga (Palm Coast, Fla.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley (Williamsville, N.Y.), Daniella Ramirez (Miami, Fla.), Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), Abby Remmers (Sugar Land, Texas), Lindi Schroeder (Andover, Mass.) and Emmanuella Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.)

The U.S. 13-15 National Team includes: Miko Begossi (Alamo), Yujin Chang (San Jose), Emily Ding (Cupertino), Marlena King (Clayton), Olivia Li (New Canaan, Conn.), Chiara Steele (Santa Clara), Megan Tappe (New Canaan, Conn.), Gabriella Terry (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Ashlyn Wang (Chandler, Ariz.) and Marilyn Weaver (San Jose).

The U.S. 12U National Team includes: Gianna Bonacorso (Rocklin), Perry Daniel (Santa Clara), Elizabeth Fullen (Cincinnati, Ohio), Jennah Hafsi (Tampa, Fla.), Audrey Kwon (Bellevue, Wash.), Viola Li (New Canaan, Conn.), Elle Santana (Gilbert, Ariz.), Aubrey Shen (Cresskill, N.J.), Nathalia Valdez (Flower Mound, Texas) and Lillian Weber (Tampa, Fla.).

 

For results from the UANA Pan American Championships, go to https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/2018/August/06/2018-UANA-Championships.

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