TONAWANDA, NY – Competing against the best teams in the eastern U.S., Optima Synchro clinched top finishes at the 2018 East Zone Jr./Sr. Championships, held March 9 to 11 in Upstate New York. The junior combo captured first place, while two duets and three solos qualified for junior and senior nationals. Adding to the team’s accomplishments, Lindi Schroeder and Emily Ma earned spots on the East Zone All-Star Team. Emily was also elected as the East Zone athlete representative.
“They did an awesome job working together as a team and wowed the crowd and judges with their performance,” said head coach Svetlana Malinovskaya. “I received lots of compliments, and people were talking about our combo performance on their way home from the meet!”
Optima Synchro results:
Junior Combo: 1st Aleah Davidsen (Andover), Emily Ma (Andover), Katie MacDonald (Anddover), Polina Malinovskaya (Andover), Annaliese Moore (Georgetown), Julia Paradis (North Andover), Gabriella Sajedi (Acton), Aisling Stack (Andover), Riley Spring (Andover)
Junior Solo: 1st Lindi Schroeder (Andover); 8th Emily Ma
Junior Duet: 7th Riley Spring and Emily Ma; 9th Aleah Davidsen and Katie MacDonald; 14th Annaliese Moore and Gabriela Sajedi
Senior Solo Technical: 1st Lindi Schroeder
Senior Solo Free: 1st Lindi Schroeder; 3rd Polina Malinovskaya
Senior Duet Free: 2nd Riley Spring and Emily Ma; 3rd Aleah Davidsen and Katie MacDonald; 5th Annaliese Moore and Gabriela Sajedi
Meet the team, grab some pizza, and learn more about synchronized swimming at our next fundraiser at Flatbread Pizza in Georgetown on April 17. Join us!