The Sunrise Swans Synchronized Swimming team has been in the Citrus Heights area since 1968. Its purpose is to foster and build teamwork, self-esteem, friendships, and synchronized swimming skills in youths from the surrounding areas. Today, the Swans continue this proud tradition, as well as showcasing the talent and skills learned by each swimmer by presenting an annual Watershow as the highlight of our season
Our Team Parents play a key role in the success of the team by managing the business aspect of running a competitive, recreational sports team. It is without a doubt, that the team could not function without the support of the parents. As a competitive team, our swimmers practice incredibly hard, since the season is typically only 12 weeks long. The Sunrise Swans operates as an independent recreational team, however, and we are affiliated with the local Valley-Foothill Competitive Aquatics League (VFCAL), and hold practices at the Sunrise Parks and recreational facility at Rusch Park
Our team swimmers are classified in two levels: Novice and Intermediate. All swimmers start at the Novice level (unless petitioned and approved by VFCAL) and qualify for Intermediate level based on their figures placement at the all-team championships meet in July, at the end of the VFCAL season.
Head Coach: Jodi-Marie Dedrick
Coach's Statement from Jodi-Marie: Jodi-Marie has been a member of this team for the past 20 years; first as a parent, then as a volunteer coach, and finally as Head Coach. She has a high standard of expectations for all the swimmers as she knows each and every one is capable of great things. Her creativity and flexibility have been a driving factor of success for our team, while having fun, building relationships, and helping the swimmers to achieve their personal goals have also been a high priority.
Coach's Statement from Jamie: Hello! My name is Jamie Swaringen. I began synchronized swimming at the age of 8 with the Roseville Aquabunnies, then joined the Sunrise Swans when I was 9 and have been with the Swans ever since. I swam for the Swans for 10 years and was a volunteer novice coach during the last 4 years of my synchro career. This 2019 season will be my fourth year as an official coach of the Sunrise Swans, and it has been such a pleasure working with such amazing and talented swimmers! Synchronized swimming is such a passion of mine and one that I will never let go. This team is my family, the pool deck is my home, and I only hope that by being able to coach I can help our swimmers build their skills, create lasting memories, and fall in love with the beautiful sport of synchronized swimming.