The Westfield Area Y is pleased to announce two members of the Aquaducks synchronized swimming team will travel to Mesa, AZ, February 15th to compete in the first trial phase for a place on the United States Age Group National Synchronized Swim Team.
Madelyne Rinaldo, 12 and Aine Wall, 11, are the only two athletes from New Jersey who will compete in the event. The Aquaducks train at the Westfield Area Y in Westfield, NJ. Madelyne, a 7th grader at Edison Intermediate Middle School, will compete against 75 swimmers from around the country for a spot at the 13-15 Age Group National trials typically held in California in May. Aine, a 6th grader at Roosevelt Intermediate School will compete against 60 swimmers to qualify for the 11-12 Age Group National trials. Should either swimmer go onto the final trials in the May and earn one of the 10 spots on the United States Age Group National team, they will spend the summer training in California and at the Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Madelyne has been a synchronized swimmer for nearly five years. This is her third year qualifying. In 2011 and 2012, she qualified to compete for a slot on the 11-12 Age Group National team. This year she will be competing in the 13-15 Age Group.
Aine began synchronized swimming at the age of 7 and averages 10-12 hours of practice a week. This is her first invitation for eligibility to compete for a slot on her Age Group National team.
If you would like more information about the Westfield Area Y Aquaducks, please contact Aquaducks@westfieldynj.com.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
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