October 2013 SwimOutlet.com Swimmer of the Month

Oct. 31, 2013, 1:16 p.m. (ET)

Congratulations to Anna Barnes, October's SwimOutlet.com Swimmer of the Month!

INDIANAPOLIS- Anna Barnes, 17, a senior at Ipswich High School in Ipswich, MA, has been named the October SwimOutlet.com Swimmer of the Month by USA Synchro.  Barnes has been swimming for ANA Synchro for 10 years and is a team captain.  She is the New England North Association Representative and administers the Facebook page for New England Synchro. Additionally, she manages the Instagram for ANA Synchro.  Her goal is to increase synchro outreach in New England through social media. Barnes is also a coach for ANA's summer camp which generates several new novice athletes each fall because of her fun approach to Synchro.

Barnes is involved in the Rotary Interact Club, the Poetry Club and the International Club. She takes AP classes and loves learning.  Barnes participates in her high school band, pep band, and wind ensemble where she plays the trumpet.  She also plays the cello and the piano.  In her spare time, Barnes works as a lifeguard and a synchro coach and last year spearheaded a coat drive at her high school that netted 3,000 coats.  In her freshman year she raised $3500 for her class trip which exceeded the amount needed.  The extra money was donated to the music department at her high school. 

Congratulations, Anna!  USA Synchro is proud to name you the SwimOutlet.com Swimmer of the Month!  Anna will receive a $50 gift card from SwimOutlet.com as congratulations for her achievements!

Do you know an athlete who is making a difference in the synchro community? Click here to nominate someone for the SwimOutlet.com Swimmer of the Month program. All nominations are due on the 25th of the month prior. Nominations will be reviewed by the USA Synchro Marketing Committee. For questions please contact Anna Dietrich at dietrichae@gmail.com.