, Derry, New Hampshire


February 27, 2014

Synchronized swimmers make a splash

Local synchronized swimmers place well at meet

The Catalinas Synchronized Swim Team of the YMCA of Greater Manchester recently competed in the New England Synchronized Swim Association figure meet at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.

The team competed against nine other teams in the novice, intermediate, age group and masters divisions. Synchronized swimming is a water sport that involves swimming, dance and gymnastics.

Novice Reilly Roedel placed second in the 8 and under age division, Layla Neveu placed second, Emma Favorite placed third, and Elliot Moller placed sixth in the 11-12-age division. All four girls are from Manchester. Annalise Poisson of Amherst placed eighth in the novice 13 and over age division.

In the intermediate category, Julia Caselden of Derry placed first in the 11-12-age division and Sarah Hanna of Goffstown placed fifth in the 13 and over age division.

Molly Spalding of Mont Vernon placed sixth in the 18-19 age division.

Emily McAuliffe of Londonderry placed first in the master division.

The Catalinas are putting on a free synchronized swim show on Saturday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater Manchester pool on Mechanic Street. The show is opened to the general public.

For more information about or to join the Catalinas, contact Laura Leary at or at 232-8622.

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