The New Canaan YMCA Aquianas Synchronized Swimming Junior team members travelled to Pennsberg, Pennsylvania to compete at the 2013 East Zone Junior Championship on the weekend of February 8 – 10.  A total of 140 athletes, representing 19 teams throughout northeastern U.S., competed at this prestigious event.  The New Canaan YMCA Aquianas, represented by only 8 individuals comprising only 5 small routines, earned second in the high point standings and 3 were named to the East Zone Junior All Star Team.

“It was amazing to place second with only eight swimmers competing,” said assistant coach Thea Bardin. “With so few swimmers we needed each one to make a huge contribution, and each and every girl came through and scored a significant number of points for the team.  I’m incredibly proud of these girls!”

The trio routine from Lauren La Porta, Jessica Moss and Katie Greco earned fifth with a score of 124.2127.  In the duet event Ophelie Tousignant and Diya Banerjee won silver with a score of 130.3960.  In solo Eliza Sturgeon won silver with a score of 133.2910, Alex Poteet earned bronze with a score of 130.9870 and Katie Farrell earned fourth with a score of 130.9270.  In the figures event Sturgeon, Poteet and Farrell placed third, seventh and eighth respectively and each was named to the 2013 Junior East Zone All Star Team.

The New Canaan YMCA Aquianas are currently training for the East Zone Senior Championship to be held March 8-10 in Binghamton, NY. For more information about synchronized swimming at the New Canaan YMCA, contact Head Coach Jen Muzyk at