2023 Overlee Synchro Team

Click here to register

Overlee’s Synchronized Swim Team

We are a mostly recreational synchro team in Arlington, Virginia. We are open to swimmers ages 6-18. No “Synchro” experience is needed. Swimmers and coaches practice in June and July to get ready for the Annual Synchronized Swim Show held at the end of July. Swimmers interested in joining the team can explore our website for more information!

Summer 2024 Registration is Open!

Wednesday, 5/8: Discounted, early bird registration ($240) is open for 6-18 y/o Overlee members who can pass the deepwater swim test. No prior Synchro experience required! 

Friday, 5/10: Early bird registration opens to new swimmers 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deepwater swim test – non-Overlee members and beginners may also register. No prior Synchro experience required!

Saturday, 5/11 @11:59pm: Early bird discount ends (registration fee = $250) and opens to any new swimmer 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deep water swim test. Non-Overlee members and beginners are welcome!

  • Registration fee includes an OVL swim cap and 2024 team t-shirt. A performance swimsuit will be billed separately for athletes participating in the Synchro Show.
  • OVL Synchro is a summer, recreational program which culminates in an end-of-season performance. Think aqua dance recital! Participation in the annual Synchro Show is optional but highly encouraged. Athletes from beginners to Junior Olympians perform routines set to music under spotlights in the lap pool. Check out some past show routines HERE!
  • Synchronized Swimming is a complementary sport to dance, gymnastics, dive, swim and more! It’s fun, creative and teaches artistry, conditioning, flexibility and strength. Some OVL Dive & Swim team members swim for Synchro too as schedules rarely overlap.
  • The season starts on , 5/29 with a Kickoff Potluck followed by the first practice and a quick parent meeting, and concludes with the Synchro Show 8:00 PM on Wed., July 17 (rain date July 18), a highlight of the Overlee summer.

2024 practice schedule:

   Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

 *Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.

Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

*Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.*

Wed. PM:        7:00–8:30          until June 12

                          7:00–8:45          after June 12

Fri. PM:          3:30–5:30           begins June 14

Sat. AM:          8:00–10:00        June 1, 15, 29 & July 13

Sun. AM:         8:00–10:00        ALL Sundays

Optional weekday morning practices for skills and conditioning

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. AM:        8:00–9:45         begins June 18

Questions? Contact Team Reps Maripili O’Connell & Faye Del Pezzo at synchro@overlee.org

2024 Schedule

Practice Schedule

Coming soon…

Events Schedule

Coming soon…

The schedule is listed on the left and the calendar from our BAND app can be added to your Apple calendar.

All practices will be listed on BAND.

Overlee Synchro Team News

Movie Night – Sunday, June 23:  

This Sunday, June 23rd, is Family Movie Night from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM! Bring the kids and blankets to watch “Trolls 3: Trolls Band Together” in Snack Shack Park and support the Synchro Team’s Snow Cone and Popcorn Fundraiser. See flyer for more info. Note: If there is inclement weather and the pool is closed, Movie Night will be rescheduled. 

2024 Synchro Show:

Mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Overlee summer, the always entertaining annual Synchro Show. Free and open to the public. The team and very special guests (OVL lifeguards & Synchro Coaches) will perform routines to Taylor Swift’s music under spotlights in the lap pool, 8:00 PM Wed., July 17th (Rain Date July 18).

06/07/2024:  

Synchro Team Fundraiser with Rocklands BBQ on Friday, June 14, 2024

Celebrate the end of school with a Rocklands BBQ dinner delivered to Overlee!

The Rocklands BBQ food truck will be at Overlee on Friday, June 14 from 4 – 7 PM (or earlier if they sell out). Preordering is highly encouraged. Order online via this link before 12 PM on June 13. Guests may schedule what time they would like to pick up by selecting “Change” under the location and switching from “ASAP” to their desired time. Contact carmen@rocklands.com for any issues with ordering. The food truck is cashless.

Come support our synchro team and spread the word!

05/31/2024:

The Synchro Season kicked off this past Wed., 5/29 with a team potluck dinner, parent meeting and first practice. Please spread the word that a few spots remain open on the team. Registrations accepted until team is full or thru June 5th. Click here to register or for more information.

Mark your calendars for one of the highlights of the Overlee summer, the always entertaining annual Synchro Show where the team and very special guests (OVL lifeguards) perform routines to music under spotlights in the lap pool, 8:00 PM Wed, July 17 (Rain Date July 18). 
Coaches and team members performed two amazing duet routines on Sunday to entertain Overlee members and to share about the Synchronized Swimming Team.

05/23/2024:  OVL Synchro Team registration is open now for 6-18 y/o’s who can pass the deep water swim test. Beginners and non-members welcome! More info HERE!

Interested but not 100% sure about joining Synchro

Come to the Dive Well this Sunday, May 26 at the 3:45 pm swim break to watch a synchro routine. Then, stay to try out some Synchro moves in the pool with Overlee coaches. OVL Ice Cream Social immediately follows at 4 pm.

Save the date for this year’s Synchro Show!

“The Eras Tour (Overlee’s Version)” on Wed, July 17, 2024 @ 8 pm (rain date July 18).

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05/12/2024:  Saturday, 5/11 @11:59pm: Early bird discount ends (registration fee = $250) and opens to any new swimmer 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deep water swim test. Non-Overlee members and beginners are welcome!  Registration fee includes an OVL swim cap and 2024 team t-shirt. A performance swimsuit will be billed separately for athletes participating in the Synchro Show.

Get to know Overlee’s 2024 Synchro Coaches!

Remote Coaching Consultant

Megan Goodell

Megan is currently on a sabbatical abroad for the summer but plans to return to coaching at Overlee in 2025. This season she will be advising coaches and handling administrative tasks as a remote coaching consultant. Megan began coaching for Overlee Synchro in 2017 and was promoted to head coach in 2021. Megan has also coached nationally competing athletes at NoVa Synchro. Since then, she has coached at many levels and ages for both recreational and competitive teams.

Megan has been involved in synchronized swimming since she started at Overlee Synchro when she was 10. She competed at her first U.S. Nationals in 2019 where her team won 3rd place and competed in national events all over the U.S. until 2020. She is a USAS Level 3F judge and is in the process of completing the Level 1 USAS synchro coaching course.

Megan has her B.S. in Special Education from James Madison University and is currently getting her M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of Virginia. She has accepted a special education teacher position at Washington-Liberty High School for this fall.

Head Coach

Tamara Judzik

Tamara swam for NOVA Synchro for 12 years beginning in 2009 and competed up to the national level. She was a part of Overlee Synchro when she was a child and enjoys the experience of being back as a coach. This season, Tamara will take on the role of head coach. Tamara has also coached for NOVA Synchro in the past.

Tamara is currently a Public Relations student with a minor in Finance at Syracuse University. She’s involved in the student run PR Firm on campus and treasurer of the Crisis Communications club.

In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and loves trying new foods.

Assistant Coaches

Sydney Purcell

Sydney has been a coach for Overlee Synchro since 2021. Before that, she was a substitute coach for the 2020 season. Her synchronized swimming experience began on the Overlee Synchro team in 2013, and she continued swimming for the team up until she became a coach.

Sydney was also a swimmer on NOVA Synchro beginning in 2015. She continued to swim with the team through her senior year and competed at a variety of both regional and national competitions.

Sydney is currently a student at the University of Pittsburgh double-majoring in marketing and psychology. At school Sydney is also a part of the Strong Women, Strong Girls Club (SWSG), where she spends time mentoring elementary school girls.

Andrea Goodell

Coming soon! 

Becca Harrison

Becca is excited to start her first year coaching for Overlee this summer! She has been swimming for 13 years, doing synchro for 8, and started judging and coaching this year.

Currently, she swims with the Northern Virginia Nereids, where she has been nationally ranked in solo and duet. She has competed in many national and regional competitions and has even been invited to national talent camps.

Becca is a rising Junior at Wakefield High School, and when she’s not at the pool you can find her reading a book or at a record store. In her (limited) free time she also enjoys driving.

Substitute Coaches

Anne Licato

Anne started her synchronized swimming journey on the Overlee Synchro team as an athlete in the summer of 2013, and has returned to the program every year since.

Anne has coached for Overlee Synchro since 2020. She junior coached for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, then assistant coached up until last season. This summer, due to college research and internship opportunities, Anne will return to the team as a substitute coach instead.

Anne also swam competitively with NOVA Synchro, a year round program, beginning in 2014. She has competed at the local, regional, and national levels, including the Junior Olympic Championships in Hampton, Virginia last summer.

Anne is a rising sophomore studying chemistry at William & Mary.

Lauren Edwards

Lauren is going to into her second season as an Overlee Synchro coach, but has been a part of the Overlee Synchro team as an athlete since 2016. Overlee is where she got her start in synchro. Lauren has plenty swim experience under her belt too

Lauren has swum for other local clubs such as NoVa Synchro and the Northern Virginia Nereids. She has competed at a variety of regional and national competitions in Arizona, New York, Texas, and Colorado, to name a few.

Lauren graduates Yorktown High School this June and plans to attend Auburn University in the fall. In her free time, she enjoys the gym and lifeguarding at the Yorktown Aquatic Center.

Mia Edwards

This is Mia’s second year as a coach for Overlee Synchro. She’s an experienced swimmer, who has been swimming synchro competitively for the past 8 years, since 2015. She has been swimming with Overlee for the past 8 years.

Mia swims on NOVA synchronized swim team on the senior, advanced team. She has competed nationally, in meets including the Junior Olympics, a nationwide competition that features professional swimmers from the United States.

Currently, Mia is a sophomore at Yorktown High School. She takes pride in her academic and physical achievements. She enjoys tackling new challenges and taking initiative.

Kylie Hoffman

Coming soon!

Sophia O’Connell

Sophia is excited to join Overlee as a substitute synchro coach this season. She got her start in synchro at Overlee where she was a team member for 8 summers. She is also a competitive swimmer and has swum for the past twelve years.

Sophia is a rising senior at Yorktown High School. She loves to swim and loves the pool. At Tuckahoe pool, she is also a kids’ swimming instructor this summer.

Overlee Synchro

  • Overlee has had a synchro team since nearly its founding in the late 1950s!

Synchronized Swimming Information

  • Overlee Synchro is open to swimmers 6-18 y/o who can pass Overlee’s deep water swim test. Beginners of any age are welcome, as are non-Overlee members (most seasons).
  • Participation in the end of season performance in late July is optional but highly encouraged for all team members. Check out some routines from previous years here.
  • Overlee Synchro hosted and won its first dual “figures” meet in June 2023. There isn’t a meet scheduled in 2024 but there may be meets held again in future seasons based on team interest and availability.
  • Overlee Synchro has three levels
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Synchro has two components
    • Routines
      • Solos, Duets, Trios and Teams
        • Solos
          • 1 swimmer
          • Length: 2:00-2:30 minutes
        • Duets
          • 2 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Trios
          • 3 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Teams
          • 4 to 8 swimmers.
          • Length: 2:45-3:45 minutes
        • Everyone swims in a team.
        • Availability for the end of year performance will be considered in team selection.
        • Swimmers may also perform in one to two additional, small group routines if they meet the requirements to do so.
      • Swimmers wear routine suits, headpieces, and gelatin in their hair to hold it in place.
    •  Figures
      • Skills for synchronized swimming performed individually, and slowly, without music.
      • Scored by a panel of judges, on design and control (judging occurs in meets only—not at the end of season performance).

Advanced Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Barracuda

Tower

Walkover, Front

Beginner Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Somersault, Back Tuck

Walkover, Front

Somersault, Front Pike

FAQs

How often do we practice?
Generally, the team practices on most Saturday and Sunday mornings, Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings starting after Memorial Day and concluding in late July. We have a number of optional but highly encouraged weekday morning practices beginning in mid June. For more info, please see the ‘Schedule’ tab above.

How is the program priced?
Please click on the registration button above more information. The registration fee includes a team t-shirt and swim cap.

What are the parental commitments?
Parents are asked to volunteer in the planning and staffing of team fundraisers (Movie Night, 4th of July food sale, etc.) and socials, as well as assist with the annual end of season performance. For this season, we ask each family to volunteer for at least one team fundraiser, event or social, AND one parent per swimmer to volunteer during Synchro Show Week.

How involved do I need to be?

Synchro by its nature is a team sport so it is vital that athletes are at practice to work on their routines in “synch” with their teammates. However, coaches understand that athletes are busy over the summer with travel and other prior commitments, but when possible, swimmers should make every effort to attend practice. Parents are expected to communicate absences as far in advance as possible so coaches can plan accordingly.

Small group routines (trios, duos and solos) for the end of season Synchro Show are awarded to interested swimmers based on practice attendance, effort and having demonstrated sufficient mastery of their group routine (as determined by coaches). These small group routines will be mainly worked on during weekday morning practices (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 8:00-9:45am) although we may be able to find alternative times for athletes who cannot make these practices. Swimmers not performing in small group routines are welcome at weekday morning practices too to work on conditioning, skills and group routines.

Although the end of season show is optional, participation is highly encouraged.

Questions about Overlee Synchro?

Contact parent reps, Maripili O’Connell and Faye Del Pezzo, at synchro@overlee.org, or Synchro’s Overlee Board liaison, Brian Pandya, Esq., at Brian.Pandya@overlee.org.

2023 Overlee Synchro Team

Click here to register

Overlee’s Synchronized Swim Team

We are a mostly recreational synchro team in Arlington, Virginia. We are open to swimmers ages 6-18. No “Synchro” experience is needed. Swimmers and coaches practice in June and July to get ready for the Annual Synchronized Swim Show held at the end of July. Swimmers interested in joining the team can explore our website for more information!

Summer 2024 Registration is Open!

Wednesday, 5/8: Discounted, early bird registration ($240) is open for 6-18 y/o Overlee members who can pass the deepwater swim test. No prior Synchro experience required! 

Friday, 5/10: Early bird registration opens to new swimmers 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deepwater swim test – non-Overlee members and beginners may also register. No prior Synchro experience required!

Saturday, 5/11 @11:59pm: Early bird discount ends (registration fee = $250) and opens to any new swimmer 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deep water swim test. Non-Overlee members and beginners are welcome!

  • Registration fee includes an OVL swim cap and 2024 team t-shirt. A performance swimsuit will be billed separately for athletes participating in the Synchro Show.
  • OVL Synchro is a summer, recreational program which culminates in an end-of-season performance. Think aqua dance recital! Participation in the annual Synchro Show is optional but highly encouraged. Athletes from beginners to Junior Olympians perform routines set to music under spotlights in the lap pool. Check out some past show routines HERE!
  • Synchronized Swimming is a complementary sport to dance, gymnastics, dive, swim and more! It’s fun, creative and teaches artistry, conditioning, flexibility and strength. Some OVL Dive & Swim team members swim for Synchro too as schedules rarely overlap.
  • The season starts on , 5/29 with a Kickoff Potluck followed by the first practice and a quick parent meeting, and concludes with the Synchro Show 8:00 PM on Wed., July 17 (rain date July 18), a highlight of the Overlee summer.

2024 practice schedule:

   Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

 *Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.

Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

*Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.*

Wed. PM:        7:00–8:30          until June 12

                          7:00–8:45          after June 12

Fri. PM:          3:30–5:30           begins June 14

Sat. AM:          8:00–10:00        June 1, 15, 29 & July 13

Sun. AM:         8:00–10:00        ALL Sundays

Optional weekday morning practices for skills and conditioning

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. AM:        8:00–9:45         begins June 18

Questions? Contact Team Reps Maripili O’Connell & Faye Del Pezzo at synchro@overlee.org

2024 Schedule

Practice Schedule

Coming soon…

Events Schedule

Coming soon…

The schedule is listed on the left and the calendar from our BAND app can be added to your Apple calendar.

All practices will be listed on BAND.

Overlee Synchro

  • Overlee has had a synchro team since nearly its founding in the late 1950s!

Synchronized Swimming Information

  • Overlee Synchro is open to swimmers 6-18 y/o who can pass Overlee’s deep water swim test. Beginners of any age are welcome, as are non-Overlee members (most seasons).
  • Participation in the end of season performance in late July is optional but highly encouraged for all team members. Check out some routines from previous years here.
  • Overlee Synchro hosted and won its first dual “figures” meet in June 2023. There isn’t a meet scheduled in 2024 but there may be meets held again in future seasons based on team interest and availability.
  • Overlee Synchro has three levels
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Synchro has two components
    • Routines
      • Solos, Duets, Trios and Teams
        • Solos
          • 1 swimmer
          • Length: 2:00-2:30 minutes
        • Duets
          • 2 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Trios
          • 3 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Teams
          • 4 to 8 swimmers.
          • Length: 2:45-3:45 minutes
        • Everyone swims in a team.
        • Availability for the end of year performance will be considered in team selection.
        • Swimmers may also perform in one to two additional, small group routines if they meet the requirements to do so.
      • Swimmers wear routine suits, headpieces, and gelatin in their hair to hold it in place.
    •  Figures
      • Skills for synchronized swimming performed individually, and slowly, without music.
      • Scored by a panel of judges, on design and control (judging occurs in meets only—not at the end of season performance).

Advanced Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Barracuda

Tower

Walkover, Front

Beginner Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Somersault, Back Tuck

Walkover, Front

Somersault, Front Pike

FAQs

How often do we practice?
Generally, the team practices on most Saturday and Sunday mornings, Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings starting after Memorial Day and concluding in late July. We have a number of optional but highly encouraged weekday morning practices beginning in mid June. For more info, please see the ‘Schedule’ tab above.

How is the program priced?
Please click on the registration button above more information. The registration fee includes a team t-shirt and swim cap.

What are the parental commitments?
Parents are asked to volunteer in the planning and staffing of team fundraisers (Movie Night, 4th of July food sale, etc.) and socials, as well as assist with the annual end of season performance. For this season, we ask each family to volunteer for at least one team fundraiser, event or social, AND one parent per swimmer to volunteer during Synchro Show Week.

How involved do I need to be?

Synchro by its nature is a team sport so it is vital that athletes are at practice to work on their routines in “synch” with their teammates. However, coaches understand that athletes are busy over the summer with travel and other prior commitments, but when possible, swimmers should make every effort to attend practice. Parents are expected to communicate absences as far in advance as possible so coaches can plan accordingly.

Small group routines (trios, duos and solos) for the end of season Synchro Show are awarded to interested swimmers based on practice attendance, effort and having demonstrated sufficient mastery of their group routine (as determined by coaches). These small group routines will be mainly worked on during weekday morning practices (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 8:00-9:45am) although we may be able to find alternative times for athletes who cannot make these practices. Swimmers not performing in small group routines are welcome at weekday morning practices too to work on conditioning, skills and group routines.

Although the end of season show is optional, participation is highly encouraged.

Questions about Overlee Synchro?

Contact parent reps, Maripili O’Connell and Faye Del Pezzo, at synchro@overlee.org, or Synchro’s Overlee Board liaison, Brian Pandya, Esq., at Brian.Pandya@overlee.org.

2023 Overlee Synchro Team

Click here to register

Overlee’s Synchronized Swim Team

We are a mostly recreational synchro team in Arlington, Virginia. We are open to swimmers ages 6-18. No “Synchro” experience is needed. Swimmers and coaches practice in June and July to get ready for the Annual Synchronized Swim Show held at the end of July. Swimmers interested in joining the team can explore our website for more information!

Summer 2024 Registration is Open!

Wednesday, 5/8: Discounted, early bird registration ($240) is open for 6-18 y/o Overlee members who can pass the deepwater swim test. No prior Synchro experience required! 

Friday, 5/10: Early bird registration opens to new swimmers 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deepwater swim test – non-Overlee members and beginners may also register. No prior Synchro experience required!

Saturday, 5/11 @11:59pm: Early bird discount ends (registration fee = $250) and opens to any new swimmer 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deep water swim test. Non-Overlee members and beginners are welcome!

  • Registration fee includes an OVL swim cap and 2024 team t-shirt. A performance swimsuit will be billed separately for athletes participating in the Synchro Show.
  • OVL Synchro is a summer, recreational program which culminates in an end-of-season performance. Think aqua dance recital! Participation in the annual Synchro Show is optional but highly encouraged. Athletes from beginners to Junior Olympians perform routines set to music under spotlights in the lap pool. Check out some past show routines HERE!
  • Synchronized Swimming is a complementary sport to dance, gymnastics, dive, swim and more! It’s fun, creative and teaches artistry, conditioning, flexibility and strength. Some OVL Dive & Swim team members swim for Synchro too as schedules rarely overlap.
  • The season starts on , 5/29 with a Kickoff Potluck followed by the first practice and a quick parent meeting, and concludes with the Synchro Show 8:00 PM on Wed., July 17 (rain date July 18), a highlight of the Overlee summer.

2024 practice schedule:

   Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

 *Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.

Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

*Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.*

Wed. PM:        7:00–8:30          until June 12

                          7:00–8:45          after June 12

Fri. PM:          3:30–5:30           begins June 14

Sat. AM:          8:00–10:00        June 1, 15, 29 & July 13

Sun. AM:         8:00–10:00        ALL Sundays

Optional weekday morning practices for skills and conditioning

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. AM:        8:00–9:45         begins June 18

Questions? Contact Team Reps Maripili O’Connell & Faye Del Pezzo at synchro@overlee.org

2024 Schedule

Practice Schedule

Coming soon…

Events Schedule

Coming soon…

The schedule is listed on the left and the calendar from our BAND app can be added to your Apple calendar.

All practices will be listed on BAND.

Overlee Synchro

  • Overlee has had a synchro team since nearly its founding in the late 1950s!

Synchronized Swimming Information

  • Overlee Synchro is open to swimmers 6-18 y/o who can pass Overlee’s deep water swim test. Beginners of any age are welcome, as are non-Overlee members (most seasons).
  • Participation in the end of season performance in late July is optional but highly encouraged for all team members. Check out some routines from previous years here.
  • Overlee Synchro hosted and won its first dual “figures” meet in June 2023. There isn’t a meet scheduled in 2024 but there may be meets held again in future seasons based on team interest and availability.
  • Overlee Synchro has three levels
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Synchro has two components
    • Routines
      • Solos, Duets, Trios and Teams
        • Solos
          • 1 swimmer
          • Length: 2:00-2:30 minutes
        • Duets
          • 2 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Trios
          • 3 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Teams
          • 4 to 8 swimmers.
          • Length: 2:45-3:45 minutes
        • Everyone swims in a team.
        • Availability for the end of year performance will be considered in team selection.
        • Swimmers may also perform in one to two additional, small group routines if they meet the requirements to do so.
      • Swimmers wear routine suits, headpieces, and gelatin in their hair to hold it in place.
    •  Figures
      • Skills for synchronized swimming performed individually, and slowly, without music.
      • Scored by a panel of judges, on design and control (judging occurs in meets only—not at the end of season performance).

Advanced Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Barracuda

Tower

Walkover, Front

Beginner Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Somersault, Back Tuck

Walkover, Front

Somersault, Front Pike

FAQs

How often do we practice?
Generally, the team practices on most Saturday and Sunday mornings, Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings starting after Memorial Day and concluding in late July. We have a number of optional but highly encouraged weekday morning practices beginning in mid June. For more info, please see the ‘Schedule’ tab above.

How is the program priced?
Please click on the registration button above more information. The registration fee includes a team t-shirt and swim cap.

What are the parental commitments?
Parents are asked to volunteer in the planning and staffing of team fundraisers (Movie Night, 4th of July food sale, etc.) and socials, as well as assist with the annual end of season performance. For this season, we ask each family to volunteer for at least one team fundraiser, event or social, AND one parent per swimmer to volunteer during Synchro Show Week.

How involved do I need to be?

Synchro by its nature is a team sport so it is vital that athletes are at practice to work on their routines in “synch” with their teammates. However, coaches understand that athletes are busy over the summer with travel and other prior commitments, but when possible, swimmers should make every effort to attend practice. Parents are expected to communicate absences as far in advance as possible so coaches can plan accordingly.

Small group routines (trios, duos and solos) for the end of season Synchro Show are awarded to interested swimmers based on practice attendance, effort and having demonstrated sufficient mastery of their group routine (as determined by coaches). These small group routines will be mainly worked on during weekday morning practices (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 8:00-9:45am) although we may be able to find alternative times for athletes who cannot make these practices. Swimmers not performing in small group routines are welcome at weekday morning practices too to work on conditioning, skills and group routines.

Although the end of season show is optional, participation is highly encouraged.

Questions about Overlee Synchro?

Contact parent reps, Maripili O’Connell and Faye Del Pezzo, at synchro@overlee.org, or Synchro’s Overlee Board liaison, Brian Pandya, Esq., at Brian.Pandya@overlee.org.

2023 Overlee Synchro Team

Click here to register

Overlee’s Synchronized Swim Team

We are a mostly recreational synchro team in Arlington, Virginia. We are open to swimmers ages 6-18. No “Synchro” experience is needed. Swimmers and coaches practice in June and July to get ready for the Annual Synchronized Swim Show held at the end of July. Swimmers interested in joining the team can explore our website for more information!

Summer 2024 Registration is Open!

Wednesday, 5/8: Discounted, early bird registration ($240) is open for 6-18 y/o Overlee members who can pass the deepwater swim test. No prior Synchro experience required! 

Friday, 5/10: Early bird registration opens to new swimmers 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deepwater swim test – non-Overlee members and beginners may also register. No prior Synchro experience required!

Saturday, 5/11 @11:59pm: Early bird discount ends (registration fee = $250) and opens to any new swimmer 6-18 y/o, who can pass the deep water swim test. Non-Overlee members and beginners are welcome!

  • Registration fee includes an OVL swim cap and 2024 team t-shirt. A performance swimsuit will be billed separately for athletes participating in the Synchro Show.
  • OVL Synchro is a summer, recreational program which culminates in an end-of-season performance. Think aqua dance recital! Participation in the annual Synchro Show is optional but highly encouraged. Athletes from beginners to Junior Olympians perform routines set to music under spotlights in the lap pool. Check out some past show routines HERE!
  • Synchronized Swimming is a complementary sport to dance, gymnastics, dive, swim and more! It’s fun, creative and teaches artistry, conditioning, flexibility and strength. Some OVL Dive & Swim team members swim for Synchro too as schedules rarely overlap.
  • The season starts on , 5/29 with a Kickoff Potluck followed by the first practice and a quick parent meeting, and concludes with the Synchro Show 8:00 PM on Wed., July 17 (rain date July 18), a highlight of the Overlee summer.

2024 practice schedule:

   Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

 *Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.

Synchro Team Practice Schedule May 29–July 18, 2024

*Practices are subject to change at Overlee’s discretion.*

Wed. PM:        7:00–8:30          until June 12

                          7:00–8:45          after June 12

Fri. PM:          3:30–5:30           begins June 14

Sat. AM:          8:00–10:00        June 1, 15, 29 & July 13

Sun. AM:         8:00–10:00        ALL Sundays

Optional weekday morning practices for skills and conditioning

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. AM:        8:00–9:45         begins June 18

Questions? Contact Team Reps Maripili O’Connell & Faye Del Pezzo at synchro@overlee.org

2024 Schedule

Practice Schedule

Coming soon…

Events Schedule

Coming soon…

The schedule is listed on the left and the calendar from our BAND app can be added to your Apple calendar.

All practices will be listed on BAND.

Overlee Synchro

  • Overlee has had a synchro team since nearly its founding in the late 1950s!

Synchronized Swimming Information

  • Overlee Synchro is open to swimmers 6-18 y/o who can pass Overlee’s deep water swim test. Beginners of any age are welcome, as are non-Overlee members (most seasons).
  • Participation in the end of season performance in late July is optional but highly encouraged for all team members. Check out some routines from previous years here.
  • Overlee Synchro hosted and won its first dual “figures” meet in June 2023. There isn’t a meet scheduled in 2024 but there may be meets held again in future seasons based on team interest and availability.
  • Overlee Synchro has three levels
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Synchro has two components
    • Routines
      • Solos, Duets, Trios and Teams
        • Solos
          • 1 swimmer
          • Length: 2:00-2:30 minutes
        • Duets
          • 2 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Trios
          • 3 swimmers
          • Length: 2:15-2:45 minutes
        • Teams
          • 4 to 8 swimmers.
          • Length: 2:45-3:45 minutes
        • Everyone swims in a team.
        • Availability for the end of year performance will be considered in team selection.
        • Swimmers may also perform in one to two additional, small group routines if they meet the requirements to do so.
      • Swimmers wear routine suits, headpieces, and gelatin in their hair to hold it in place.
    •  Figures
      • Skills for synchronized swimming performed individually, and slowly, without music.
      • Scored by a panel of judges, on design and control (judging occurs in meets only—not at the end of season performance).

Advanced Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Barracuda

Tower

Walkover, Front

Beginner Figures

Ballet Leg, Single

Somersault, Back Tuck

Walkover, Front

Somersault, Front Pike

FAQs

How often do we practice?
Generally, the team practices on most Saturday and Sunday mornings, Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings starting after Memorial Day and concluding in late July. We have a number of optional but highly encouraged weekday morning practices beginning in mid June. For more info, please see the ‘Schedule’ tab above.

How is the program priced?
Please click on the registration button above more information. The registration fee includes a team t-shirt and swim cap.

What are the parental commitments?
Parents are asked to volunteer in the planning and staffing of team fundraisers (Movie Night, 4th of July food sale, etc.) and socials, as well as assist with the annual end of season performance. For this season, we ask each family to volunteer for at least one team fundraiser, event or social, AND one parent per swimmer to volunteer during Synchro Show Week.

How involved do I need to be?

Synchro by its nature is a team sport so it is vital that athletes are at practice to work on their routines in “synch” with their teammates. However, coaches understand that athletes are busy over the summer with travel and other prior commitments, but when possible, swimmers should make every effort to attend practice. Parents are expected to communicate absences as far in advance as possible so coaches can plan accordingly.

Small group routines (trios, duos and solos) for the end of season Synchro Show are awarded to interested swimmers based on practice attendance, effort and having demonstrated sufficient mastery of their group routine (as determined by coaches). These small group routines will be mainly worked on during weekday morning practices (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 8:00-9:45am) although we may be able to find alternative times for athletes who cannot make these practices. Swimmers not performing in small group routines are welcome at weekday morning practices too to work on conditioning, skills and group routines.

Although the end of season show is optional, participation is highly encouraged.

Questions about Overlee Synchro?

Contact parent reps, Maripili O’Connell and Faye Del Pezzo, at synchro@overlee.org, or Synchro’s Overlee Board liaison, Brian Pandya, Esq., at Brian.Pandya@overlee.org.