The Andover/North Andover YMCA's ANA Synchro team, which bills itself as the largest synchronized swim team in the country, will perform for the community at its annual show on March 31 and April 1.
This year's show theme is "Every Girl is a Princess," representing the ANA Synchro team's goal of building swimmers' self-esteem and inspiring all girls to know they are unique.
"The ANA Syncrho Annual Show takes all the best elements of what the girls have been practicing throughout the year, and compresses it into 90 minutes of heartfelt joy," said Andover resident Jim McNamara, whose daughter, 15-year-old Gloria, will perform in her sixth annual show.
For the McNamara family, this show is a testament to the dedication and teamwork Gloria has learned through hours of challenging practices, according to a release from the group. Jim and his wife Maureen are avid volunteers; Jim is helping with the show lighting this year and Maureen is offering hours of her time to sew beads on the "Las Vegas-style" swimsuits.
The show will feature a team of 85 swimmers ranging in age from 7 to 19, performing Olympic-inspired choreography. It includes a stunning candle routine.
The ANA Synchers compete on a national level and have performed throughout the Unites States.
The community can see the show on March 31, at 3 and 6 p.m. and April 1 at 3 p.m. at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover.
Tickets for adults are $14. They are $11 for seniors and $9 for students $9. Tickets are available at the YMCA or from members of the synchronized swim team.