California Bay Area Abilties Expo a HIT!

From Friday, November 21st to Sunday, November 23rd, the SS~AWD Booth kept abuzz with new fans, friends and followers! People were also 'curious' about Athletes with Disabilities and Synchronized Swimming. After watching the two flat screen monitors, one with a story about 'WHY I love Synchro' and another with clips of the June 2014 Canadian National Championships featuring many AWD synchro swimmers, the curious turned into believers! The booth, complete with a 'Knoxing Station' and Fabulous displays of Synchronized Swimming Suits, guests who visited became supporters. Doug and Tina Boales hosted the Booth to spread awareness about Synchronized Swimming athletes with Disabilities and to garn

Raquel Boales honored as FIRST U.S Synchro Swimmer AWD!

Raquel Boales (who has Erbs Palsy) may have not been the very first synchro athlete with a disability, but she is the FIRST American SS-AWD from the United States to travel to Canada and swim in the prestigious June 2014 Canadian Espoir National Synchro Championships. Raquel earned a Gold Medal for her solo, swimming to a special medly of Hunger Games-Catching Fire. She also placed 1st in level 4 figures, all in the 'AWD' competition category where she got the chance to flourish with likewise competitors. Her home club, the Santa Clara Aquamaids, during their 50th Anniversary Celebration in August, proudly recognized Raquel with a 'Golden Synchro Globe' award for her being the first gold med

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