Cygnets Sea the World

The community is welcome to enjoy the annual synchronized swimming performance from the Lake County YMCA Cygnets on March 19 and 20 at the Central branch in Painesville.

The Cygnets will bring their audience around the globe as they travel from sea to sea performing to hits depicting the culture and heritage of twelve countries.

“We are excited to see the team’s performances this year! The team has almost doubled in size with 11 new swimmers who are quickly learning how to combined dancing and gymnastics in the water for their routines. With no seniors on the team this year, we are looking forward to a team of 30 next year as the Synchronized Swimming Introduction class, Stars, joins the team. Together, they support each other as they learn new skills, develop friendships and rely on each other as they prepare all year for the annual show,” said Amy Basco, Lake County YMCA Central Aquatic Director.

“Locally, synchronized swimming is unique to the Lake County Y. The veteran team members have two to nine years of experience and enthusiasm for the sport. To continue to spark their imagination for future shows, one special routine this year will feature four former Cygnets, including a US Olympic Team member. We can’t wait to see what the team will accomplish in the future after this year’s show,” added Basco.

Performances will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. Concessions will be open to guests during the show.

Tickets are $3 in advance (February 15 until March 12), and $4 after March 12, or at the door. Proceeds from the performance support the Cygnets Synchronized Swimming program including show décor and costumes.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lake County Central Y, 933 Mentor Ave, in Painesville.


Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold