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Kenmore synchronized swimmers to compete for national title at championships in June
Kenmore athletes Jessica Forcucci and Zoe Strand are among 14 members of the Seattle Synchronized Swimming Team set to compete for a national title at the 2014 age group National Championships June 28-July 5 in Federal Way at the King Count Aquatic Center.
The team qualified for the national championships by placing among the top three finishers at the 2014 Northwest Regional Championships. The meet features competitions in the 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-19 age group categories.
Forcucci, 10, a student at Kenmore Elementary School, will compete in the 11-12 age category with teammates Jamie Chin, Jessica Forcucci, MeiLi Hobson, Ivy Huang, Keana Hunter, Elizaveta Polyakova and Alicia Wu.
Strand, 15, who attends Kenmore Junior High, will compete in the 16-17 age category with teammates Lilly Cao, Grace Chen, Kaitlyn Cobb (injured, not swimming), Irene Gonzalez, Abigail Orler, and Shanaya de la Cruz Satterfield.
Synchronized swimming requires a unique combination of strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and speed. Seattle Synchro athletes practice 2-4 hours per day, 3-5 days per week. Elite-level synchronized swimmers typically practice eight hours per day, six days per week.