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10th in the Nation – Competition Season Wrap Up

What an amazing season BU Synchronized Swimming has had!

We were featured in a BU Today article and video, describing synchro as a combination of art and athletics – the ultimate team sport!

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Our regular season finished at regionals at the University of Pennsylvania. For the first time in program history, we walked away with the title of second in the East region! We used that momentum to work even harder on our routines for Nationals.

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10 days after regionals we were wheels up headed to Arizona for Nationals. We touched down, took a moment to take in the sunshine and warmth, and headed straight to the pool for warm ups.

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Thursday was the small routine competition. We had two trios, two duets, and one solo. All routines had their best swims and tango duet qualified for pre-swim and Julia’s solo qualified for finals.

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Friday morning all swimmers competed in the figures and elements competition. BU swept D figures, with swimmers in 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 9th.

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We quickly transitioned from figures back to routines and started warming up our team routine! Team had an amazing swim Friday afternoon, coming in 14th.

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Saturday was finals! Duet swam an amazing and fun pre-swim, and Julia killed the solo, coming in 7th!

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We concluded the amazing week proudly as 10th team in the nation!

Thank you for all your love, support, and positive energy that helped us be successful. Time to start planning for next year!

1, 2, GO BU!!!!

First Routines Meet

We started the spring semester off to an excellent start with our first routines meet of the season!  This past weekend, 1/27 and 1/28, we traveled to Wheaton College and competed against both Wheaton and the University of the Incarnate Word in figures and routines.  We swam our best, even though we were coming off just 3 practices since returning from winter break.  Our swimmers swam in one team routine, two trios, and one duet.

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(Above: Swimmers Mary Economy, Elyse Kaczmarek, Mary Liesegang, Laura Best, Julia Smithing, McKenna Coyle, Lilian Li, and Federica Fusar Poli demonstrate the deckwork of their team routine).

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(Above: Swimmers Jessica Silva, Elena Farini Quartara, and Vanessa Zhang excited to swim their trio.  Jess just returned from a semester abroad, and her hard work to catch up with her teammates paid off!)

If you missed the action last weekend, be sure to check us out this upcoming Saturday (2/3) for our only home meet of the season! Competition starts at 1:30pm sharp at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center pool.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community.  Hope to see you there!

Finishing the Semester Strong

BU synchro moves into winter break energized from hard work all semester. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to in the last few weeks.

On November 22, we proudly represented BU at the Wheaton figures meet and placed in D, C, and B figures!

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We were also thrilled to be featured on BU Sports Nite! Check out the video they produced here:

Last night, coaches and swimmers celebrated an end of the semester dinner together. Coach Emily Polson surprised us all with hand-knit headbands to keep us warm after winter practices!

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Over winter break, we’ll be staying in shape by participating in a swimmers vs. coaches vs. alumnae workout challenge! (If you fall into one of these categories and would like to be involved in the challenge, message Boston University Synchronized Swimming on Facebook).

We’ve worked hard to learn our routines this semester and are excited to compete them next semester!  This season, we have two team routines, a trio, and two duets!

Moving into the holiday season, we are thankful for this team, our sport, and most of all, each other.  Happy Holidays from Boston University Synchronized Swimming.  <3

 

P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to buy some sweet BU Synchro apparel from our store:

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October Recap

Even though meet season hasn’t started yet, October was a busy month for BU Synchro!  Here’s a recap of some of our highlights:

1)- Volunteering! We took time out of a busy week to volunteer at the Waltham Youth Hockey Race on October 14th.  It was a great way to get in touch with the community, support youth sports programs, spread some positivity, and bond with our teammates!

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2)- Fundraising!  October 29th was BU Synchro’s first ever lap-athon!  Swimmers and coaches participated, swimming as many laps as they could in 30 minutes.  Our friends and family pledged donations per lap, and we raised over $2,500 for our nationals fund! We love our fans!

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3)- Celebrating!  Can’t write a post about October without mentioning Halloween!  We wrapped up the month with a festive practice on October 31st.  Swimmers and coaches came in their most creative waterproof costumes, and we had some spooky fun before getting to work.

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Stay tuned for everything we’ll be up to in November, most notably our first meet of the season at Wheaton on November 19th!

Season Off to a Great Start!

We’re super excited for the season ahead!  Over the last few weeks, we met new swimmers at Splash and a tabling event we hosted during FitRec fun day.  Our two-week trial period is over, and we have 14 swimmers committed for the season ahead!! Now we’re gearing up for our figures meet at Wheaton in November.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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(above: returning swimmers excited to meet our new teammates at Splash)

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(above: first Sunday practice!)

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(above: returning swimmers hosted a tabling event on FitRec fun day)

2016 Meet Schedule

Febuary 6th, 2016 Wheaton College Invitational Meet (UIW+WHEATON+BU)
Feburary 7th, 2016 Boston University Invitational Meet (UIW+WHEATON+BU)
February 20th, 2016 Wheaton College Invitational Meet (OSU+WHEATON+BU)
Febuary 27-28th, 2016 University of Pennsylvania Regionals
March 23-26, 2016 University of Florida Collegiate Nationals