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In sync in the deep

Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center hosts Junior West Zone Championships


by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Leilah Talukder and Celine Joo of Santa Clara perform their routine during the 2013 Synchronized Swimming Junior West Zone Championships at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center. The Tualatin Hills Synchronized Swimming club hosted the 2013 West Zone Championships. More than 300 athletes competed in the five-day event held Feb. 27 through Sunday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. Teams represented six states and Canada. The competition served as a qualifying event for U.S. Junior and Senior Nationals as well as the U.S. Junior and Senior Open. by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin Hills Synchro club member, Valerie Peralta, left, hugs Kara Batchelor after her performace at the 2013 Synchronized Swimming Junior West Zone Championships at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center. by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Los Angeles Synchro performs in the team competion during the 2013 Synchronized Swimming Junior West Zone Championships at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center. by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Masha Garin, left, and teammate Gracie Young practice in a bathroom hallway prior to their performance.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Akhila Kandaswamy of Tualatin Hills Synchro gets a dab of mascara prior to her teams performance.  by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Sacramento Synchro team cheer on their teammates.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The La Mirada Aquabelles perform in the team competition.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Teammates of the Meraquas of Irvine rehearse their performance in the team combo division of the 2013 Synchronized Swimming Junior West Zone Championships.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin Hills Synchro club members Kara Batchelor and Sophie Harrison perform for the judges.
by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jordynn Dixon and Eryn Schmisseur try to catch their breaths after a duo performance.by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Multnomah Athletic Club Synchro team perform in the combo division.



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