June 28, 2015
Two teams of 13 to 15-year olds competed at the United States Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics for the Northern Virginia Nereids, including Angie Borkowski, Kayleigh Gagen, Hanna Le, Violetta Nikitina, Erika Olivo, Shine Peng, Karen Samy, Sara Schulwitz, Dora Stojanovic, Lisa Ugrymova, Claire Werrlein and Huntleigh Zhang.
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Lake Braddock graduate and Springfield resident Connie Polnow has been doing synchronized swimming since she was 9 years old. Her teammate and rising West Springfield freshman Angie Borkowski has only been at it for a year. But together, they were among 29 members of the Northern Virginia Nereids squad who participated in the United States Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics between June 29 and July 4.