Synchronizing the ages

It's not only the youngsters who can synch up in the pool

Larissa Tchernova was right at home in the water last Sunday as part of the Spring Watershow.

Larissa Tchernova was right at home in the water last Sunday as part of the Spring Watershow.

Further to our coverage of the Ravensong Waterdancers 15th annual Spring Watershow last Sunday, this year’s installment also saw a group of eight ladies ranging in age from 25-67 perform the routine they’ve been working on for months.

The team, headed by former longtime Waterdancers head coach Heidi Bromley and Thea Miscavish, also included Lynne Donaldson, Joan Lightfoot, Patricia Nelson, Stephanie Penner, Erin Roberts and Larissa Tchernova who started swimming together last October and practiced every Sunday with the Waterdancers.

“Some of the ladies had dabbled in synchro before, but a couple were brand new to the sport,” said Bromley, adding “it has been fun working with the ladies and swimming our routine, and with the long four week break over spring break and Easter it was like starting over again, but it all came together in the last two weeks and they swam and performed well.”

Swam well indeed. The ladies, who swam to a love song medley, earned a big round of applause for their three minute routine.

“Wow, that was really good… they knocked it out of the park,” one proud husband piped up pool side after.

“It was a joy to swim with the Waterdancers on the Sunday practices,” said Bromley, adding “the young swimmers were so supportive of our group and cheering us on as well as the ladies cheering and enjoying seeing (the young swimmers) progress throughout the season and do so well in the swim meets.

“It just shows that the sport is great for young and old(er) alike,” she said.


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