YMCA ALLARD CENTER’S
CATALINAS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM GRACEFULLY CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF VICTORY
June 28, 2010- The Catalinas Synchronized Swim Team of the YMCA Allard Center recently competed in the 2010 East Region Age Group and Intermediate Championship with impressive results. The competition was held at the New Canaan, Connecticut YMCA pool. Surprisingly, the Catalinas are one of only 2 synchronized swim teams in New Hampshire. The team is a member of the New England Synchronized Swimming Association or NESSA.
There are 7 basic levels of competition within synchronized swimming. The groupings are determined by skill level and are named novice, intermediate, age-group, junior, senior, collegiate and masters. Within each level, swimmers are further divided by age. The YMCA’s Catalinas represent the towns of Goffstown, Manchester, Weare, New Boston, Derry, Dunbarton, Mont Vernon, Londonderry, Bedford and even Massachusetts.At the latest championship, the Catalinas placed twelve times in various solo, duet and team routines. Julia Meisser of Weare, Elizabeth Saucier of New Boston, Molly Spalding of Mont Vernon, and Alyssa Schultze of Manchester qualified for the East Zone Age Group and Intermediate Championship held at Hampden, Connecticut High School.
In celebration of a successful season of triumphs, the Catalinas Synchronized Swim Team held a free end of year water show at the YMCA Allard Center’s pool in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Sarah Hannaford of Bedford and Elizabeth Herod of Goffstown were awarded certificates for the Most Improved swimmers of the 2009 to 2010 season. Irina Kustovskaya of Goffstown received the ultimate Catalina Award. The YMCA of Greater Manchester offers a beginner class for girls and for masters that do not wish to compete at this time. For beginners, the class is a great way to learn the sport in a relaxed environment with the option of joining the club in the future. For more information visit www.goffstownymca.org.