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AquaSprites to present annual water show Aug. 8

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  • Three AquaSprites teams placed first at Regionals and qualified for Nationals. Pictured are, front row: Chaewon Park, Alice Duska and Alexandra Dorula; middle row: Christina Chase, Clemence Rodney, Olivia Herman, Olivia Vasilakopoulos, Rebecca Stam and Ema Glavinovic; back row: Coach Zack, Barbara Stam, Alexandra Boudko, Alice Kenny, Jenna Gudritz, Katie Kenny, Coach Miro, Megan Moyer and Coach Moyer.

      Three AquaSprites teams placed first at Regionals and qualified for Nationals. Pictured are, front row: Chaewon Park, Alice Duska and Alexandra Dorula; middle row: Christina Chase, Clemence Rodney, Olivia Herman, Olivia Vasilakopoulos, Rebecca Stam and Ema Glavinovic; back row: Coach Zack, Barbara Stam, Alexandra Boudko, Alice Kenny, Jenna Gudritz, Katie Kenny, Coach Miro, Megan Moyer and Coach Moyer.
    Courtesy of Nanette Zack

  • Duet National qualifiers Sasha Boudko and Jenna Gudritz practice a lift/throw.

      Duet National qualifiers Sasha Boudko and Jenna Gudritz practice a lift/throw.
    Courtesy of Nanette Zack

 
Submitted by Nanette Zack, head coach

The AquaSprites Synchronized Swim Team presents its annual water show, "It's A Celebration," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Lattof YMCA, 300 E. Northwest Hwy., in Des Plaines.

"It's a Celebration" looks at the evolution of synchronized swimming from ancient times to the Olympics, emphasizing the role the Chicago area played in the early growth of synchronized swimming developing as a sport within the AAU, the establishment of U.S. Synchronized Swimming and inclusion in the Olympic Games.

Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., with basic sculls and strokes by the Novice Team and advances to difficult lifts, throws and platforms by Age Group and Master Athletes.

Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; $5 for children age 6 through high school; and free for kids ages 5 and younger.

For information about the AquaSprites, contact, Nanette Zack at (847) 296-3376.

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