Claire Ermer Named Athlete of the Month

June 28, 2017, 2:28 p.m. (ET)


Claire Ermer, a 15-year-old member of the Town of Tonawanda Aquettes, has been named the Athlete of the Month for June.

According to her coach, Karen Alvarez, Claire has won numerous Niagara Association titles during her eight years with the Aquettes. She was part of their gold medal-winning 16-17 team at the 2015 U.S. Junior Olympics and won bronze in 16-19 combo at the 2016 event. Claire won her team’s Most Spirited award given to an athlete who shows good sportsmanship and great team morale.

“Claire loves synchronized swimming and is always trying to help our team grow. She happily participates in shows, parades and all activities we do to help promote our team and sport,” Alvarez said. “She volunteers as a coach for our summer synchro program and our Novice team, sharing her love for the sport with the younger athletes. She also attends extra practices to help with our Big Sister/ Little Sister program, where she helps coach and encourage a younger swimmer from our team. Claire always does this with a smile. She is always positive and happy.”

Claire complements her success in synchro by taking part in numerous other activities. She participates in community service projects for Meals on Wheels, competes with her high school varsity swim team, is a member of the Spanish Club and is an active member of her church group and the 4H Club.

In addition, she trains and shows dogs. She and her dog have won Grand Champion in Showmanship and Grand Champion in Obedience at the Erie County Fair and the State Fair.

“Claire is a true leader in and outside of the pool. She is an excellent role model for our swimmers, always leading by example,” Alvarez said. “She is a hard worker, always willing to help, and always kind to everyone.”

Claire, USA Synchro is proud to name you as its Swimmer of the Month!

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