Ballet legs, barracuda, dolphin, kip, back tuck, shrimp, front walk over, dry land, nose plug… these are just some of the terms you’re likely to hear at synchro practice every day.
Registration must be completed and payment submitted online prior to any child getting into the pool for practice or participating in any other team activity.
Team communications including coaches’ contact information can be found on the Membership and Teams Communication page under the Membership Tab of the website. Note that you must be logged in as a member to access this page.
2019 Synchro Coaches
Head Coach: Paige Romer
Paige is thrilled to be returning to the Virginia Vale family for the 2019 summer season. Paige joined the VV synchro team as a swimmer in 1998, and began coaching in 2004, serving as head coach from 2011-2013. She couldn’t resist the opportunity to return this year to her very favorite job and place! Paige is a certified teacher and has her Master’s in Education Psychology, but recently decided to shift careers and will be starting medical school at the University of Colorado this fall. Paige lives in Stapleton with her husband, Todd, and son, Miller. She is also very excited to be a new VV member as of this year!
Assistant Head Coach: Lauren McDonald
Lauren McDonald joined the VV synchro team in 2005. She is thrilled to be back for her fourth year of coaching, taking on more responsibility this year the Assistant Head Coach. Lauren is a graduate of Littleton HS and is currently studying psychology and human development & family relations at the University of Colorado – Denver.
Novice Coaches: Olivia Buckmelter, Sophia Prendergast, Emily Shepardson, Maisie Bowdouris, Megan Hilbert
A large part of what makes this VV Synchro Team so successful and fun is the comradery between all the swimmers. Novice swimmers look up to the older ones for inspiration and guidance; and more experienced synchro swimmers love to give back and share their hard earned talents. Our Novice Coaches are older swimmers on the Synchro Team who continuously show a desire to give back to the team and engage with younger swimmers. They develop leadership skills while lending support in day to day coaching and routine choreography to the core coaching staff.