Masters Synchro Coach
Wendy Carter began her performance career as a synchronized swimmer in the pools of Richmond Virginia. She swam with her mother, Coach Mary Ellen Carter who started the Anemone Club that evolved into Briarwood Synchro when Fred Day became the coach.
But a deepening love of method acting propelled her onto land, around the world, then back to earn her graduate degree in acting from DePaul Theatre School/ Goodman School of Drama in Chicago where her training in movement techniques expanded to include the healing and challenging work of Feldenkreiss, Spolin, and movement to music improvisation. Dreams, and the very real possibility of a career in film made it impossible for her not to go to Hollywood. Her film and television career has included synchronized swimming in her appearance in Jackass 2 but her non-water-logged projects have seen her saving the world from multiple CGI threats in Maximum Velocity, Basilisk: The Serpent King, 100 Million BC, and Copperhead. She has also appeared in numerous commercials featuring her synchronized swimming talents including Propel Fitness Water, Fini Watch, K103 radio station, Halifax Bank in Great Britan, John Legend’s music video “Green Light” and a Diet Mt. Dew commercial, with former childhood teammate and former Anglefish and now Bay Area Synchro Head Coach Katie Killebrew.
Wendy has worked with clients in the Hollywood, San Francisco Bay area, and Virginia with Erbs Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Distrophy, and various other abilities and disabilities. Wendy continues to compete as a national and international masters synchronized swimmer and continues to earn Gold Medals at USA Nationals 2014, 2015 & 2016. She continues to grow alongside everyone she shares the water with as they stretch into new phases of athleticism and life, and considers herself blessed to number herself among such a talented and passionate community of athletes.
Wendy coaches a small synchro team in addtion to coaching masters and is also developng an AWD synchro program. She is excited to serve as an associates advisory member and shares her extensive experience with synchro and aquatic arts with the AWD Board. Wendy feels that the grass roots efforts of the AWD Board and supporters is key in getting synchronized swimming introduced as a Paralympic Sport and cannot wait for the day it is accepted.