By: Kate Todisco
ANA Synchro is known for inspiring our swimmers and guiding them with creativity and passion to build successful leaders. In our continuing new series: Dive Deep: Meet ANA Alumni, we are pleased to introduce you to some of our dynamic ANA Alumni.
Meet Charlotte Bielecki
There is no doubt synchronized swimming can be challenging. Seasoned coaches with infectiously great attitudes can make all the difference. Just ask the ANA swimmers who train with Coach Charlotte Bielecki. Known for her positive outlook and strong work ethic, Charlotte has an impressive synchronized swimming history. Charlotte swam with ANA Synchro for four years and continued her training while at college, swimming for the Canisius College Division 1 synchronized swimming team. Today she swims master’s level synchro with a group of coaches from the Northeast including, ANA's Coach Kelly, Coach Megan, and Coach Lindsey.
Outside of the pool Charlotte enjoys a busy life with her husband, Mike and their two beautiful dogs, Mabel and Halle. Having graduated with a double major in Management and Marketing, Charlotte now works as a Marketing Manager for the Northeast Commercial Enterprise at Microsoft. She loves her job and she appreciates seeing how the technology that she markets benefits people and businesses.
One of Charlotte’s favorite memories from her time with ANA was having the opportunity to meet synchronized swimming legend, Bill May. Also, she will never forget traveling to the US Opens in Hawaii and spending time after the competition exploring the state with her mom, Coach Genia, and her daughter, Rita. Today, as an ANA Coach and competitive swimmer, Charlotte wants to remind her fellow swim companions that achieving your goals is not always easy, but you CAN and WILL overcome your detractors if you have the drive and mindset to be the best you can be at every single practice!
Dream vacation spot?
Anywhere I can swim
Favorite summer activity (besides for swimming)?
Ocean or lake?
Cat or Dog?
Anything by Jodi Picoult.