Synchro Team – 2021
Ballet legs, barracuda, dolphin, kip, back tuck, shrimp, front walk over, dry land, nose plug… these are just some of the terms you’re likely to hear at synchro practice every day.
Registration must be completed and payment submitted online prior to any child getting into the pool for practice or participating in any other team activity.
Team communications including coaches’ contact information can be found on the Membership and Teams Communication page under the Membership Tab of the website. Note that you must be logged in as a member to access this page.
2021 Synchro Coaches
Head Coach: Lauren McDonald
Lauren joined the VV synchro team in 2005. She is thrilled to be back for her seventh year of coaching, this summer as the Head Coach! Outside of synchro, Lauren is the Assistant Director and Head Teacher at Cherry Creek Dance, a coach for the Northfield High School Poms Team, and the Sponsor for the CCD Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.
Assistant Head Coach: Megan Hilbert
Megan joined VV synchro when she was 6 years old. She has been coaching for 2 years and is so excited to serve as an Assistant Head coach this summer! Megan graduated from Regis Jesuit High School two years ago and is now pursuing a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Notre Dame, with an emphasis on sustainability and art. She can’t wait for another synchro summer!
Coaches: Maisie Bowdouris, Olivia Buckmelter, Sophia Prendergast, Emily Shepardson
A large part of what makes this VV synchro team so successful and fun is the comradery between all the swimmers and coaches. Younger swimmers look up to the older ones for inspiration and guidance; more experienced synchro swimmers love to give back and share their hard-earned talents. For this reason, we are so proud that all of our coaches are former swimmers who have grown up as a part of the VV synchro team. These women show a desire to give back, nurture, and mentor swimmers of all ages. They hope to inspire the younger members of the team to stay committed to synchro and someday become coaches themselves!