The Walnut Creek Aquanuts represented the U.S. and competed in the Synchronized Swimming World Trophy Cup Championships in Mexico City earlier this month.
The WCA Club team, comprised of 12 girls ages 15-19, was the youngest World Trophy Cup team competing against eight National/Olympic teams and another Club Team from Moscow, Russia. The WCA team placed seventh overall, ahead of the three National Teams from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Brazil.
"The competition was exciting, the Mexican hospitality was wonderful, and the WCA athletes did a great job representing the USA," Aquanuts coach Kim Probst said.
WCA Athletes representing the U.S. included Jasmine Carillo (15); Karina Boyle (16); Rina Horii (16); Sandra Ortellado (16); Alexa Tchekmarev (18), Sophia Bouzos (17) -- all from Walnut Creek. Others on the team were Remy Mink (15, Alamo), Lizzie Welzien (16, San Ramon), Morgan Boneburg (17, Clayton), Sarah House (17, Lafayette), Jamie Kuchan (17, Mesa, AZ), and McKinzie Chelberg (19, St. Paul, MN).