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WC Aquanuts Qualify

Photo Credit: Stephen Moore


WC Aquanuts Qualify 

Ten Athletes going to the Nationals 


The Walnut Creek Aquanuts' competitive season is off to a promising start! In January, the club qualified ten of its junior and 13-15 age group athletes for national team squads. All ten will move on to the final phases of national team selection in April.


Jr. National Team Squad Members: Miko Begossi (Alamo), Marlena King (Clayton), Ryan Lewis (Alamo), Aubrie Rutan (Orangevale), and Ariana Stanton (Walnut Creek).


13-15 National Team Phase 3 & 4 Qualifiers:Megan Kerner (Danville), Alexis McCracken (Walnut Creek), Atira O'Neil (Pleasant Hill), Joanna Liu (Moraga), and Gigi Zuniga (Walnut Creek).



The Aquanuts sent their top junior and 13-15 athletes to the West Zone Championships over the March 1-3 weekend in Irvine. The routines that WC Aquanuts qualified for U.S. Nationals in the 13-15 age group include Alexis McCracken who placed 7th in solo, the 13-15 team that took gold,5thplace duets, Atira O'neil/Megan Kerner, and Joanna Liu/Dalia Ovadia, and finally the Emma Moore/Miya Yamamoto duet that placed 9th.


Juniors Yara Elian took gold in solo, Marlena King took bronze, Ava Jih-Schiff placed 4th, duet

Miko Begossi/Ava Jih-Schiff placed 4thand 5th place went to Ryan Lewis/Ariana Stanton. The team took silver and combo took bronze.


Save The Date!

On May 11, the Aquanuts host their formal fundraising show and auction, Symphonic Synchro! The event will showcase poolside live music with spectacular synchronized swimming! Don’t miss this elegant event, with Maestro Gregory Taboloff playing a Steinway concert grand piano while the athletes perform. The event is held at Clarke Memorial Swim Center from 4 - 7pm. Tickets are only $25 and include food. For more information, go to Please contact Heather Olson for more details and event photos.

Photo Credit: Stephen Moore


The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is a world-renowned synchronized swimming club based in Northern California. Our mission is to develop athletes from novice to elite, building both bodies and minds and instilling skills that 

serve our swimmers throughout their lifetime.