Andrea Fuentes is a 4-time Olympic medalist, 16-time World Championship medalist and 16-time European Championship medalist from Spain. She is now the head coach of the U.S. Senior National Team. Andrea and I competed against each other at the London 2012 Olympic Games (but let’s be honest, she is in a whole different category of greatness). Her story is so inspiring and shows that if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish things that you never thought possible.Read More
Karine Thomas (CAN) tells us about the challenges she faced in her synchro career, her two Olympic experiences, and what she has been doing after retirement.
Karine and I competed against each other at several competitions, including the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Karine started doing synchro in Canada at the age of 10 and by the time she was 13 years old she had already moved away from home to better her synchro career. At 16 she was a part of the Canadian Junior National Team and immediately after competing at her first international competition (2006 Junior World Championships) she was recruited to be on the senior roster and competed on the elite level until her retirement in 2017.Read More
Whenever I meet a new person and they learn that I am an Olympic synchronized swimmer, I always get asked the same questions. I almost wish I could have a tape recorder that would play my answers because they are literally the same each time...SO, I thought I would answer some of them here!Read More