Leah’s Blog


Bienvenue Juliette Dubost Part 2

Part 2 Making Juliette’s dream came true   Juliette has always loved swimming. As an infant, she attended baby swimmer’s classes with her mom, and she was always overjoyed to get into the pool. They would sink under water and play mommy and baby dolphin. It’s no wonder that years…


Bienvenue Juliette Dubost!

Bienvenue Juliette Dubost! This is a 2-part blog post about Juliette Dubost, ANA’s French exchange student competing with the 16-19 age group this year. The first part is a one-on-one interview with Juliette and the second part is the story of how Juliette came to be a part of ANA…


Welcome new coach Megan Ganley!

Here is the second installment of our “Meet the Coaches” blog series.  This week we interview Megan Ganley. How old were you when you started Synchro? Where was it?  I started synchro when I was 12 years old and in 7th grade. I swam for the Southern California Coralettes for…


Goal Setting

Mary Killman (right) with ANA Synchro Head Coach Leah Pinette 2012 Olympian; four-time USA Synchro Athlete of the Year; three-time U.S. Collegiate National Champion; four-time U.S. National Champion. These are just some of the accolades and achievements earned by Mary Killman, currently a senior at Lindenwood University and captain of…


Olympic Champion Reflects on Synchronized Swimming as a Unique Training Ground for Life

Becky Dyroen-Lancer Olympic Gold Medal….World Champion ….International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree….  These are just some of the amazing accomplishments of Becky Dyroen-Lancer, one of synchronized swimming’s most decorated athletes.   We could easily fill up an entire year’s worth of blog posts conveying all that Becky knows and wants…


What is a Tech Duet?

ANA Synchro is competing a “Tech Duet” this season!  What is a Technical Duet?  Read on as ANA Synchro’s Head Coach explains:   ANA Synchro’s Tech Duet Head Coach Leah Pinette:  A short definition for a Tech Duet is “advanced figures placed in a shorter routine.”  Technical routines are considered…