Synchronzed Swimming

Synchronized Swimming (Information updated October 2015)

Note: the Dayton Aqua Gems (Age Group) and the Dayton Synchronetts (Masters) are separate entities from the Dayton Raiders Swim Club.  Please contact the Synchronized Swimming coaches below for all details related to these very exciting synchro programs.

Synchronized swimming is an outstanding all-around development sport that combines athletic prowess in graceful movements together with a full range of musical appreciation and choreography. The sport has tremendous benefits for young girls and adults - from keeping fit to learning teamwork in an incredibly rewarding environment. The sport promotes the health and growth of the swimmers through participation in team oriented training and competition. Each member is expected to learn and practice synchronized swimming techniques, teamwork, responsibility, and sportsmanship in an environment of dedicated effort and fun.

Dayton Aqua Gems (Age Group)

The Dayton Aqua Gems Program began in the fall of 2008 and is a synchronized swimming team for girls ages 8-18. the program is open to all skill levels but swimmers should be able to swim two lengths of the pool. This sport is a perfect fit for girls who like swimming, dancing, gymnastics, or performing.  We invite anyone who is interested to give it a try.

The team is coached by Mary Kay Adams with 30 years of experience at the age group, masters, collegiate, and national level. The team begins in mid-September and finish in June. Swimmers will compete at meets in the Ohio Association.

Practice Times:
Sat 2:30-5:30 PM
Sun 7-9 AM

Mary Kay Adams (Coach)
[email protected]


Practice Location:
Coffman YMCA
A branch of the YMCA of Greater Dayton
88 Remick Blvd.
Springboro, OH 45066
(937) 886-9622

Dayton Synchronetts (Masters)

The Dayton Synchronettes, a program designed for ages 20 through 80+, has been in the Dayton area since the 1950's.  The first competition was held in 1976. One of the longest running teams in the USA, Dayton has held more National titles than any other Masters team in the country.  Practices are held at various locations including WSU pool, City of Dayton facilities, various YMCA's and DRAC. Participants receive instructions, demonstrations, and can choose to compete or not compete. All participants must be comfortable in deep water. 


Lieneke Keihl

[email protected]

Masters Nationals - 2008, Las Vegas, NV