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Nereids Synchronized Swimmers 9th in Nation

The Northern Virginia Nereids synchronized swim team after they participated in the finals at Age Group National Synchronized Swimming Championship in Riverside, Calif.: Connie Polnow (Lake Braddock Secondary School), Monica Olivo (Lake Braddock Secondary School), Margot Baden (Woodson High School), Jackie Hafner (Robinson Secondary School), and Mikaela Voegele.

The Northern Virginia Nereids synchronized swim team after they participated in the finals at Age Group National Synchronized Swimming Championship in Riverside, Calif.: Connie Polnow (Lake Braddock Secondary School), Monica Olivo (Lake Braddock Secondary School), Margot Baden (Woodson High School), Jackie Hafner (Robinson Secondary School), and Mikaela Voegele.

The Northern Virginia Nereids synchronized swimming team just returned from the Age Group National Synchronized Swimming Championship in Riverside, Calif. The Nereids’ team, Connie Polnow of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Monica Olivo of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Margot Baden of Woodson High School, Jackie Hafner of Robinson Secondary School, and Mikaela Voegele, qualified for the finals event and finished as the 9th place team in the country. Angel Oh and Alex Marini also joined the Nereids in the duet category. The Nereids had strong showings in all of their routines.

The Northern Virginia Nereids are based in Annandale and practice at Wakefield Recreational Center. Team members range from ages 8-16 and compete in various skill divisions. The team will have "Try Synchro" days in the fall for anyone interested in trying out the sport—all are welcome to join. For more information, go to www.nvnsynchro.com or email president@nvnsynchro.com.