Palo Alto girl competing with 13-15 national synchro team


Palo Alto High incoming freshman Chesnie Cheung will be part of the United States 13-15 National Synchronized Swimming Team 1 that will compete at the Mediterranean Cup in Netanya, Israel beginning Thursday.

Cheung, who belongs to the Santa Clara Aquamaids, will be competing in the team event along with Hailee Heinrich, Andrea Percic, Kaithlyn Hoang, Nicole Gott, Audrey Nguyen, Aivan Nguyen and Emmanuella Tchkmakjian.

Chesnie Cheung/USA Synchro
Former Stanford All-American and current Cardinal coach Sara Lowe leads the team along with assistant Megan Azebu, also from Stanford.

The team preliminaries are scheduled for Thursday and the team final is Saturday.

There are 26 countries, including the U.S., participating at the competition. The team has been practicing at Stanford and Gunn High since mid-June.

Cheung is in her first year with the 13-15 national team after spending the previous two years with the 12U national team.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


6 people like this
Posted by PColombo
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Jul 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Way to go Chesnie!

Chesnie was in my Physical Education class at Jordan this past year and was a fantastic student, real good work ethic, great attitude and just a solid young lady all around! Chesnie has a great future ahead of her in and OUT of the pool. She has the talent but has a few intangibles you cannot teach which are heart and a great attitude!

Lots of luck to Chesnie!!!

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