Cheering for Optima Synchro Alumni Competing in the Tokyo Olympics

This year’s Tokyo Olympics is especially endearing to all of us in Optima Synchro because one of our very own alumni – Lindi Schroeder – will represent the US in the duet events, swimming with 2016 Olympian Anita Alvarez. Lindi started her synchro (now known as artistic swimming) career training under Head Coach Svetlana when she was 5 years old. You can learn more about Lindi’s experience in Optima Synchro here. Her hard work, dedication, and grace inspire all our young swimmers and we will cheering for her on Aug-2 for Duet Free Prelim, Aug-3 Duet Tech Prelim, and Aug-4 Duet Free Final. Go Lindi! Go Optima!

Want to try Artistic Swimming? Optima to hold summer practices until Aug-21

Optima Synchro is holding summer practice sessions in Lawrence YWCA for new swimmers to try this exciting Olympic sport. In fact, one of Optima’s alumni is part of the duet team representing the US in the Tokyo Olympics (Go Lindi!). Artistic swimming is a great sport for, yes both girls and boys, who train for endurance, flexibility and mental strength. Come join us and find out if this sport is just the right one for you!

Date & Time: July and August, 2021. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm

Location: Lawrence YWCA

Email us at or call (978) 809-7150

2020 East Zone Junior/Senior Championship

Congratulations to our Senior Combo winning the silver medal  in the East Zone Championship in New Canaan CT this past weekend.  We are so proud of our swimmers’ great performances and sportsmanship demonstrated.  They achieved their goals and qualified every single routine for Nationals to be held in Mesa Arizona.  Come watch our award-winning routines in our 2020 annual show “Light It Up.”  You can buy tickets here.

Optima Synchro Results:

Combo: Silver Noelle Lee (Bedford), Yanna Hack (Belmont), Anjali Tanna, Julia Paradis (North Andover), Polina Malinovskaya (Andover),  Aisling Stack (Andover), Annalese Moore,  Bonnie Li (Concord), Emma Diamantis (Andover), Xavia Banigan (North Reading), and Kaitlin MacDonald (Andover)

Senior Duet Free: Silver Polina Malinovskaya & Julia Paradis, 5th Kaitlin MacDonald & Annalese Moore

Senior Duet Technical: Bronze Kaitlin MacDonald & Annalese Moore

Senior Solo Free & Technical: 4th Anjali Tanna

Junior Duet: Bronze Polina Malinovskaya & Julia Paradis

Junior Solo: 4th Polina Malinovskaya; 6th Julia Paradis

2020 Annual Show Theme Announced

We are excited to announce that the theme of Optima Synchro’s annual show will be “Light It Up.”  The show will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 6 to 8 pm.  You can buy tickets here,

Big thank you to our very talented captain who designed this year’s show poster!

Optima Welcomed New Season with Team BBQ

This past weekend, we had a team BBQ – the first event to welcome the new season.  It was a great time for the swimmers and families to catch up after the summer, and welcome new members to the Optima family.  Heartfelt gratitude to the Diamantis for hosting an awesome event.  Also a big Thank You to Walden Local Meat for sponsoring our delicious burgers which were gone in no time.  Thanks for everyone who pitched in.  We are looking forward to another year of swimming, competing and having fun together.