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HEAD COACH

VALERIE WILLIAMS

Coach Val has over 15 years of synchro coaching experience at all levels, as well as a lifetime of synchro competition and performance. She qualified a swimmer to the 2011 U.S. National Team and has since focused on promoting the sport through coaching, from novices to elite athletes. Her athletes have placed routines in Finals at U.S. Nationals, and she was the Assistant Coach for the 2016 and 2012 12 & Under U.S. National Teams. She previously coached 12 & Under teams at Los Angeles Synchro and the Meraquas of Irvine, and is now the head coach of Westside Aquatics Synchro in Pacific Palisades. 
 
Val is a U.S. National Team consultant, CCP3 Certified coach, Grade Level Assessor, and a Regional judge. She also performs and choreographs for private shows and film/TV productions. 

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ASSISTANT COACH

MIRIAM MARGOLIS

Coach Miriam has 10 years of competitive synchronized swimming experience, representing teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Miriam began coaching and performing. She is a USA Synchro CCP 1 and 2 coach, and also instructs adult fitness classes. Miriam competes with the team as well.  

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ASSISTANT COACH

JACLYN MUNDY

Coach Jackie has been synchronized swimming for 22 years. She swam with the Riverside Aquettes and Ohio State University. She has won multiple championships throughout her age group & collegiate career and was awarded the Buckeye Award.

 

After graduation, she performed on board Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas in their world-famous Aqua Show. She was also a tank performer at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi. She later moved to Los Angeles and started performing as on-screen talent and at live events. She currently performs with Aquabatix, an international synchronized swimming company, and is also a coach for Westside Aquatics Synchro. Jackie works in creative marketing and event coordinating, and enjoys running and ceramics.

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ASSISTANT COACH

CHRISTIANA BUTERA

Coach Christiana has been involved in synchronized swimming since the age of nine. She began her synchro career in San Diego, CA with the San Diego Sweetwater Dolphins and achieved many years of successes at the national level in Agegroup and Junior categories. She attended Wheaton College and was a 2 year captain of the team there, a Collegiate National finalist every year, and received the Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award at National Championships in 2012. She competed with Team USA in the 2011 FINA World Championships. Since then she has continued swimming as a masters athlete with numerous clubs, and an artist/performer for Aquabatix USA.


She has years of experience coaching teams, leading clinics, choreographing routines, and coaching private lessons for athletes in all levels of skill and competitive brackets. She has held the following positions over the past 10 years: The New England Synchro Clinic Lead, San Diego Sea Stars Clinic Lead, Wheaton College Assistant Coach, Cambridge Synchronized Swimming 13-15 Head Coach, La Mirada Unsyncables 30-39 Head Coach, Los Angeles SeaStars Assistant Coach, Westside Aquatics Assistant Coach.

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