YWCA Synchro-Maids

YWCA Synchro-Maids

Synchronized swimming is an aquatic sport that involves a mix of gymnastics, dance and swimming. YWCA’sSynchro-Maids is a nationally-ranked competitive synchronized swimming team that offers a variety of non-competitive and competitive experiences based on age, interest and skill level. This program prepares swimmers for performances and competitions, which take place September through June.

See our latest program guide for current class schedule and registration information.

Private Lessons
Private synchro lessons offered! Call Coach Kopeski at 508-767-2505 x3022 for more info.

Registration
Beginning Synchro Lessons: Register at the YWCA Front Desk or call 508-767-2505. Sessions begin in September, January and March and run for 10 weeks.

Novice, Intermediate and Age Group Teams: Requires Registration Contract. Enrollment is from September through June, and may be paid in full or through monthly automatic deductions. Contact Head Coach Janine Kopeski at 508-767-2505 ext. 3022 or jkopeski@ywcacm.org for more information.

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Beginning Synchro Lessons: Ages 5–12
For first-time participants, two classes are available for ages 5–7 and 8–12. Classes review swimming skills and teach basic synchro skills, including sculling, swim strokes, underwater swimming and a routine set to music. Classes are 30 minutes long, and run in three, 10-week sessions throughout the school year. Recommended skill level is advanced beginner, with comfort in deep water.

Novice Synchro Team: Ages 8–12
Recommended for strong swimmers looking to learn basic synchronized swimming and learn a routine set to music. The team practices throughout the school year, once a week for two hours. Each two-hour session includes one hour of land exercise and one hour in the pool. Swimmers have the option to compete in the fall and spring, and perform in the Annual Water Show.

Competitive Teams
The Synchro-Maids’ three competitive programs prepare swimmers for shows and competition, which take place throughout the year. Practices take place during the school year. Commitment is required.

Competitive Teams:

  • Intermediate Competitive Team
  • Age Group Team (12 & under)
  • Age Group Team (13 & up)

Intermediate Competition
Small competition in November, four larger meets March–June.

Age Group Competition
Small competition in November, larger meets January–June, including local, regional, and national championships. Regional and national meets require out-of-state travel.

About the Synchro-Maids Coaching Staff

Janine Kopeski, Head Coach
Janine will begin her second season with the Synchro-Maids as Head Coach in 2017-2018.

Under Janine’s leadership, the Synchro-Maids finished 6th at the 2017 Junior Olympic Championships in Riverside, CA in the 16-17 Age Group Team category.The team also had a 16-17 age group duet and a 12&Under age group team compete in the Junior Olympics this season as well. Her team also competed in the US National Championships earlier that season and finished 12th in the Jr Team category. The team also had a soloist compete in the Jr Solo event at the US National Championships as well. These are all groundbreaking accomplishments for the Synchro-Maids.

Janine has a passion for the sport of synchronized swimming. She has been involved with the sport for the past 16 years. She started her synchro career as a Synchro-Maid when she was eight years old. During high school, she trained and competed with ANA Synchro in Andover, MA and then in college she swam and competed with Wheaton College. Upon graduation from Wheaton in 2015, she started coaching with the Synchro-Maids team, then in 2016 she was promoted to Head Coach of the team. Janine is a USA Synchro Level 3 certified coach. She is also a USA Synchro level 2 certified judge and often acts as both an official and coach during the local meets throughout New England. Her coaching career has only just begun but she has quickly found how rewarding it is to work with young athletes.Along with working with young athletes, Janine also has an interest in sports performance and human movement and is currently working on an MS in Exercise Science at Northeastern University to increase her knowledge of science and movement to better train athletes.

Coaching Staff:

Sheila Cremin, Age Group Team Coach
Diandra Jimenez, Intermediate Team Coach
Lacy Miner, Novice Team Coach
Maureen Burdulis, Beginner Team Coach

Lesson & Practice Schedules

Beginning
Synchro Lessons
Saturdays
11:00–11:30 a.m. (ages 5–7)
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (ages 8–12)
Novice Synchro Team
Ages 8–12
Sundays
  3:00–5:00 p.m.
Intermediate Team Tuesdays
4:30–7:00 p.m.
Fridays
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Age Group Team
12 & Under
Sundays
  3:00-7:30 p.m.
  Tuesdays
  4:30-7:00 p.m.
  Wednesdays
  3:30-6:00 p.m.
  Fridays
  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Age Group Team
13 & Up
Sundays
3:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays
3:30-6:00 p.m.
Fridays
3:30-5:30 p.m.