La Mirada Aquabelles Recognized For Achievements
The La Mirada City Council recognized the La Mirada Aquabelles for its Athletic achievements while completing at local and national levels.
The La Mirada Aquabelles is one of the top synchronized swimming teams in the country. In 2017, the La Mirada Aquabelles received the West Zone 13-15 High Point Award. The team competed and received several awards during the National Championships including a silver medal in the 13-15 Duet and 13-15 Team, a bronze medal in Senior Combination, and fourth place in the Junior Duet Competition.
This past summer, 11 swimmers participated in the USA National Team trials. Abby Kartzinel, Noelle Song, and Christina Wu were named to the 13-15 USA National Team and will compete at the Comen Cup in Portugal. Jade Low was named to the 13-15 USA National Team and will compete at UANA in Santiago, Chile. Megumi Field, Sarine Cho, Nicole Chung, and Ashlyn Oh were named to the 12 and under USA National Team. Aivan Nguyen was named to the Junior National Team and will compete at the Swiss Open in Zurich, Switzerland. Aivan Nguyen and Noelle Song have also been selected to the 2018 Junior National Team to compete at the Pan American Championships in Riverside, California in August 2018.
A number of La Mirada Aquabelles have gone on to swim in college. Rachel Hyon is swimming at Stanford University following teammates Isabella Park and Shiree Lee. Rachel Warren is swimming at Ohio State University following teammate Shea Ramsey.
“It is such an honor for the City to be represented by the La Mirada Aquabelles,” says Community Service Director Lori Thompson. “We are proud of these phenomenal athletes and the dedication the coaches put into the program.”
The Aquabelles will be performing as part of the Splash! La Mirada 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, November 11.