Optima Synchro, a synchronized swimming team that represents the Merrimack Valley, competed in Mesa, Arizona at the U.S. National Championships this past week. More than 350 swimmers from all over the country were vying for national titles. Optima Synchro, led by head coach Svetlana Malinovskaya, earned a total of 2 gold medals, 3 bronze medals, and 2 fourth-place finishes at this prestigious competition. The swimmers competed for titles in figures, solo, duet, team and combo.
Schroeder Named to National Team 1
Another outstanding accomplishment at the U.S. National Championships was Optima swimmer Lindi Schroeder being officially named to the U.S. 13-15 National Team 1. Being selected for Team 1 means Schroeder will be representing the United States at the Mediterranean Cup in Netaya, Israel July 21-24. Head coach Svetlana Malinovskaya was also chosen as the team consultant for 13-15 National Team 1.
13-15 SOLO: 1st place: Lindi Schroeder
13-15 FIGURES: 1st place: Lindi Schroeder
JUNIOR SOLO: 5th place: Caitlin Klauer
JUNIOR FIGURES: Caitlin Klauer 3rd, Lindi Schroeder 4th,
JUNIOR DUET: 3rd place: Caitlin Klauer and Lindi Schroeder
JUNIOR COMBO: 4th place: Caitlin Klauer, Lindi Schroeder, Melissa Zhang, Nicole Carzo, Sachiko Hagiya, Jillian Bohrer, Emily Ma, Riley Spring, Rebecca Page, Aleah Davidsen, and alternates Katie MacDonald and Polina Malinovskaya
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