Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 3, 2013

Local synchro swimmers take dip into Olympic waters


The Andover Townsman

---- — Five members of the Andover/North Andover YMCA’s ANA Synchro senior swim team had the honor of training at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. last month.

Working with Olympic medalists Karen and Sarah Josephson – they won a silver in ‘88 and gold in ‘92 –these ANA swimmers had the opportunity to perfect their skills at the training center. Only athletes achieving a minimum score of 67.0 at a championship level meet were selected to attend, according to a release from the local team.

ANA Synchro swimmers attending the Olympic Training Gold Clinic included Nicole Carzo, Sachiko Hagiya and Gloria McNamara of Andover, Lily Koenig of Boxford and Kate Quinn of North Andover.

The previous weekend ANA Synchro senior team member Kate Quinn also attended the East Zone Gold Clinic in Buffalo, N.Y. where she received training from Sue Nesbit, current coach of the US National Team.