Anna Efstate Named Athlete of the Month

April 01, 2018, 12:30 p.m. (ET)


Anna Efstate, a 15-year-old from Troy, Mich., has been named the Athlete of the Month for March.

Anna, who swam for the Troy Synchro Sharkettes until this year, has gone to Junior Olympics for the past several years and was the only solo from her club to make it this past year.

Anna also swims on her high school synchro club, and finished second in the state for compulsory figures, third for group figures, and first for both her combo and trio, in which she was the flyer in every routine. She was invited to National Talent Camp this past summer.

“She had a very packed season, having to juggle her solo, practicing combo and high school trio, and helping write her high school combo routine, all while having schoolwork, clubs, and volunteering,” said her mother, Dana Efstate. “All the same, she is always cheering the loudest. At her regional meet this year, she accidentally had a whole plate of non-gluten-free pasta (she was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease). Luckily, she had finished all her routines and figures, but she still came in after a long night of staying up sick, to cheer on her teammates.”

Anna is also on her high school diving team and was elected to be the athlete representative at the USAS Convention. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking two honors classes and also takes two advanced language classes – Spanish 4 and French 3. Last year, she won a plaque for being first in the national with a perfect score on the National French Exam, and she received a bronze medal for her achievement on the National Spanish Exam.

She recently joined HOSA, a club for future health professionals, and Project Lead, a club dedicated to volunteering. Outside of school, sports and clubs, she helps coach the Special Olympic swim team and volunteers at a doctor’s office near her home.

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

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