Cruisin’ Connecticut – Synchronized Swimming with the Hamden Heronettes

hamden heronettes synchronized swimming

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to Hamden to learn the ropes of synchronized swimming with the Hamden Heronettes!

Synchronized swimming takes the strength and power of a weight lifter, the agility of a track athlete and the grace of a ballerina. As you’ll see… I have none of those attributes.

But the talented group of swimmers with the Heronettes, they’re making a splash! The team has been around for 46 years, and for coach Melissa Cowan, her love for the sport was instant:

I actually came to one of the water shows back when I was in the 7th grade. I saw synchro and I just fell in love with it. I swam in high school and I decided to come and coach, and this is my 7th year coaching.

The Heronettes have a new swimmer clinic on September 12th. New swimmers that join the club, eventually work their way to “age group”, where they compete in nationals.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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