We’ve seen the area kids in their soccer uniforms, their football uniforms, and their cheerleading uniforms, and their hockey gear. We’ve seen them walking in packs with their baseball gloves, their tennis rackets, and their track shoes. It’s a credit to the community that so many of our young people are involved in team sports. But there is one team sport that is working very hard and doing very well that you might not even be aware of.
Did you now that the Westfield Area Y has a synchronized swim team?
Yup, that’s right! The Aquaducks are a team of forty hard working, talented, athletic girls from elementary an high school who put dance and acrobatic skills to music. They practice as a team between six and twelve hours a week, and perform group, duet, an solo routines.
This nationally competitive team has been a part of the Y’s programs for decades, nd do very well in competitions. They regularly qualify to participate in the Age Group Nationals meet, which invites only the top age group athletes to the largest synchronized swim meet in the world.
Make no mistake . . . . . this is no cheesy, outdated Esther Williams routine. This is serious athleticism. The Aquaducks are planning their annual fundraising synchronized swimming show on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday, Nov. 24th at 1:00 PM at the Westfield Area Y at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. They will perform to a variety of popular songs from different decades and genres, and are sure to please all age groups with their amazing talent and showmanship. Snacks, gifts, and raffles will also be available.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds from the event go to support the team. Tickets are available at the Welcome Center of the Westfield Area Y, through team members, or contact Coach Kate Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The shows often sell out early, so please purchase tickets in advance to ensure you don’t miss out.
It may well be the one team sort you haven’t seen in person yet, so check it out!