USA Synchro Selects 13-15, 12-Under National Teams

The 12-under USA Sychronized Swimming Team. Photo Courtesy: USA Synchro
USA Synchro is proud to announce the 2018 13-15 and 12 & Under National Synchronized Swimming Teams.
The 10 athletes chosen to each team were selected after three phases of trials, the final one held earlier this month during the U.S. Junior and 13-15 National Championships in Lewisville, Texas.
The swimmers selected to the U.S. 13-15 National Team are: Miko Begossi (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Yujin Chang (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Emily Ding (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Marlena King (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Olivia Li (New Canaan Aquianas), Chiara Steele (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Megan Tappe (New Canaan Aquianas), Gabriella Terry (Coral Springs Aquacades), Ashlyn Wang (Arizona Desert Dolphins) and Marilyn Weaver (Santa Clara Aquamaids).
The head coach of the U.S. 13-15 National Team is Megan Azebu. The assistant coaches are Irina Rodriguez and Rosilyn Tegart.
The swimmers selected to the U.S. 12 & Under National Team are: Gianna Bonacorso (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Perry Daniel (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Elizabeth Fullen (Cincinnati Synchrogators), Jennah Hafsi (Tampa YMCA Synchro), Audrey Kwon (Seattle Synchro), Viola Li (New Canaan Aquianas), Elle Santana (Arizona Desert Dolphins), Aubrey Shen (New Canaan Aquianas), Nathalia Valdez (Pirouettes of Texas) and Lillian Weber (Tampa YMCA Synchro).
The head coach of the U.S. 12U National Team is Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk. The assistant coaches are Jocilyn Sayler, Fred Pasqualin and Xin Shi.
The 13-15 team will compete at the Comen Cup in Seville, Spain, July 26-29, and both teams will take part in the UANA Pan American Championships in Riverside, Calif., Aug. 7-11.
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Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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