Kelsey Dolack Named Athlete of the Month

Aug. 03, 2018, 8:38 a.m. (ET)

Kelsey Dolack, a 17-year-old member of the Carolina Synchro Club in Huntersville, N.C., has been named the Athlete of the Month for July.

Kelsey, along with her sister Maddy, volunteers every Saturday to work with novice and beginner girls, helping to build enthusiasm for synchro to keep them going and bring them along in the program. Outside of regular practice schedules, Kelsey also trains with several teammates in weekly acrofitness, gymnastics and contortion sessions, as well as helping coach and train during summer camp programs on top of her regular practice schedule. Not to mention maintaining straight A's as a junior in high school in mostly honors classes.

“Kelsey has the kindest heart you will find, has a very quirky sense of humor, but I would guess she's the only synchro swimmer who also helps on the pit crew of a race car,” said her father, Chris. “Her brother competes, and won a championship, in Winged Outlaw racing, and Kelsey is part of the crew, helping with everything from safety devices to tire mounting.”

As part of Carolina Synchro since 2010, Kelsey, from Mooreseville, N.C., has grown with the program from a small regional team to winning the bronze medal in team tech at the U.S. Senior National Championships earlier this year. The team has won several regional championships, and the members have been finalists at both the National Championships and Junior Olympics. Through all of this, Kelsey has made friends across the U.S. and Canada and cheers regularly for all the teams at a competition, especially those within their zone and region.

“Kelsey has played everything from soccer to basketball, participated in dance and gymnastics, but from the week she was born she was a fish — absolutely loved being in the water,” Chris said. “When she found synchronized swimming it was like a light, it was a combination of everything she loved. She's as devoted to a sport as any person I've met.”

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

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