S: My Synchronized Swimming Biography 2007-2009 Volume 1
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FC: Volume 1 | My Synchronized Swimming Biography 2007 - 2009 | By Jazze Germyn
1: When I turned 7 years old I joined the Novice "Midget Beginners" Synchronized Swim Team. In the 12 week spring season I brought home 2 5th place & 1 2nd place ribbon in my figures. My Trio Team placed 3rd in City Semi finals & I got my first medal placing 2nd in LA City Regional Finals. | I continued with "Midget Beginners" into the summer season. My figures improved with 4 1st place & 3 2nd place ribbons. We had 6 girls on our team & swam to the song "Shake Your Tail Feather". Our suites were red with yellow feathers on the butt. We placed 3rd in LA City Regional Finals.
2: I was sad when Coach Paula left to Coach on the Los Angeles Synchro Team. I showed up for LAS try outs & made the Team! At age 7 I was the youngest on the team.
3: This was not like the Novice team. I now represented the City of Los Angeles. When we go to competitions we traveled as a team. Team uniforms, backpacks, shirts to shoes. All with our names & the LAS logo. Our competition swim suites are made by a women in Canada who makes the USA Olympic team suites. The deposit to start sewing the suites is $75.00 per suite.
4: Coach Paula is a Los Angeles Synchro Alumni. She has competed at Junior Nationals, the US Open & Age Group Nationals placing in the Top 10 on the National level. | Head Coach Karen is my coach. She was a member of the US National Team from 1979-1983 & won a world championship in 1982. In 1983 she won the Silver medal at the Pan American games. Coach Karen is the current World Cup Champion in Trio at the Masters level & has held the title since 2004. My Coach is the BEST 41 year old Synchronized swimmer in the world!
5: Competition age levels begin at 11 years old. So at 7 years old I had to compete in the 11-12 category. My coaches were shocked when I placed 1st, 3rd & 4th in my figures. I swam Duet & Trio routines to "What Time Is It" from High School Musical.
6: I swam in the Los Angeles & San Diego Invitationals and placed 3rd in my Duet & Trio. The year ended with the California State Games & I got a Silver Medal in Duet & a Bronze Medal in Trio. After the California Games we took an extra day and went to see the 2008 USA Olympic Synchronized Swim team perform. We got to meet the entire team & have our pictures taken with all of them. I had an American flag & the team autographed it for me. What fun!
7: WOW! The Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Team was asked to be featured in the "Silver Anniversary Calendar 2009 - Celebrating 25 Years Of The Olympic Dream" | What a GREAT year!
8: "Wizards In Winter" Trio 2009 11-12 Intermediate
9: "The Blues Brothers" Team 2009 11-12 Intermediate
10: Our Trio Routine!
11: "Wizards" swam in Los Angeles & San Diego Invitationals winning 2 Gold Medals. We went on to win one more Gold Medal at the "California State Games"!
12: My figures improved and I placed 1st, 3rd & 4th. Above is the "Walk Over".
13: Coach Paula was so proud of us when we won our 1sr Gold Medal!
15: "Blues Brothers" swam in Los Angeles & San Diego Invitationals winning 2 Gold Medals. We went on to win one more Gold Medal at the "California State Games"!
16: I have Synchro practice every Tues, Thurs & Sat for 2 hours. On Mon, Wed & Fri I have swim practice with the USA swim team for 2 hours. I swim 11/2 miles a day. I only have Sunday off if I don't have a swim meet.
17: I might be the youngest on the team, but I am the strongest swimmer. At our lap-a-thons I swim 50 laps in 18 minutes. I'm always 1st to finish!
18: Clockwise our Teams Competitions 1. "Footloose" Gold-City Finals 2. "Popular" Gold-City Finals 3. "National Treasure" 4th Place Regional Championship 4. "Classical" 16th-Nationals 5. "Zorro" Gold-City Finals | 1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
19: 6. "Military" 7th Pl.-Nationals 7. "Devil Went Down to Georgia" 4th Pl. Regional Championship 8. "Candy Girl" Gold-CA State 9. "Beauty & The Beast" Silver-CA State | 4 | 5