USA Synchro Age Group National Teams to Compete in International Competition

Aug. 26, 2010, 12 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – United States Synchronized Swimming (USA Synchro) is set to compete at the third UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Age Group Championships in Lima, Peru, Sept. 1-5. The United States will be represented by the 11-12 and the 13-15 Age Group National Teams. Each Team was named in Indianapolis in May and has been training together since June.

The 11-12 National Team, coached by Julie Thaden and Sara Lowe (2004 U.S. Olympic Team Member), has been training in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the Olympic Training Center.

2010 USA Synchro 11-12 National Team: 
Emma Burns (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Olivia Ekberg (Gilbert, Ariz.)
Natalie Fletcher (Concord, Calif.)
Julia Li (Mesa, Ariz.)
Karen Li (San Jose, Calif.)
Catalina Nedelcu (Riverside, Calif.)
Marissa Ricks (Mesa, Ariz.)
Eryn Schmisseur (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Leilah Talukder (Los Gatos, Calif.)
Arina Yu (Cypress, Calif.)

The 2010 13-15 National Team, coached by Tammy McGregor (1996 and 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Member) and Yuka Yeh, has been training in Pleasant Hill, Calif., at Diablo Valley College.

2010 USA Synchro 13-15 National Team: 
Emma Baranski (Hamden, Conn.)
Emily Drew (Bothell, Wash.)
Julia Grizanti (Tonawanda, N.Y.)
Lorraine Hack (Olympia, Wash.)
Alyssa Hoying (Indianapolis)
Rachel Hyon (Cypress, Calif)
Jamie Kuchan (Mesa, Ariz.)
Shiree Lee (Cerritos, Calif.)
Isabella Park (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.)
Sarah Rodriguez (San Antonio)
Suying Rothrock (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Marisa Tashima (Lafayette, Calif.)

Results during the event will be posted on Please contact Taylor Payne at or 317-507-3410 for more information concerning the 2010 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Teams.