*official results were not provided by the Cardinal
NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College synchronized swimming team debuted all of their new routines over the weekend in dual with the Stanford synchronized swimming program.
"We have things that need cleaning up and patterns to work on, but I was pleased with the energy and extension demonstrated throughout each routine," said head coach Rebecca Ercoli. "Our theme for the team event is a dark version of "The Little Mermaid" in which we tell a story of the seven sisters. We also showed off our new trio routine, our duet, and our soloist swimming to "Let it all go".
The Lyons goal this season is to make their routines more dynamic and fluid.
"In order to get where we want to be, we really pushed our athletes to try new movements that use more of their bodies," said Ercoli. "On the mental side, we've been pushing the team to focus and stay in each moment. The team did a fabulous job accomplishing all of that over the weekend, but as we add more to our choreography, getting closer to a full routine, this task will get harder. This is an exciting group of some of the hardest working athletes we've had at Wheaton. It'll be exciting to see how they do against the strong competition we face each season."
Junior Maxie Zimmerman added, "We have been working really hard at practice so it was rewarding to show off all our hard work at Stanford."
Wheaton comes home for their next showing, hosting the University of Incarnate Word on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. in Balfour Natatorium.