Acting Club Head Coach
the 2019-2020 Club Head Coach. She will coach a variety of
programs this year including Junior, Intermediate and Novice
teams. Daniela is orginally from Venezuela and has competed
internationally as part of the Venezuelan national team. She
also swam collegiate synchro at Lindenwood University where her
team took home a national championship (2015). In 2017, she
graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Athletic training.
Daniela also served as the 2019 US Junior National Team Assistant
Coach. In addition to coaching, Daniela is a personal trainer
and is certified in Aquatic Aquatic Therapy and
Rehabilitation. She enjoys choreographing, dancing, and has a
particular interest in the developing of emotional
intelligence through sports.
is currently a Level 3 USA Synchro Coach.
Club Owner & Lead Developmental Coach
Ethier is the owner of Seattle Synchro. She will be lead coach for
the 2019-20120 12&U Age Group Program. Lacey has been coaching
for Seattle since 2007. She swam for Seattle Synchro from
1998-2002 and competed both nationally and internationally as well
as at the 2003 Olympic Trials. Ethier has served as
assistant coach to the 12& U National team camp in 2012. Lacey
is also the current Pacific Northwest Association Administrative
Chair. She is also currently the West Zone Synchro Education Chair.
She lives in Redmond with her husband Vincent, daughter Vivienne
and is expecting a new baby boy this fall.
Lacey is a
USA Synchro skill
assessor, Level 3 USA
Synchro Coach, and Level 3F USA Synchro Judge.
Head Age Group Coach
will provide assistance to the age group teams during the 2019-2020
season. She has coached for Seattle since 2010.
competed for the majority of her synchro career at Seattle where
she swam at several national level meets and US Opens. She
also swam for WAVE Aquatics and high school swim teams, where
she competed at WIAA State Championships in medley and backstroke
has enjoyed working with athletes both at home and abroad develop
their talents and qualify for national teams. Her
athletes consistently place
in finals at Junior Olympics. Jocilyn is part of the
USA Synchro national team coaching staff, has served as the
12&U national team coach, US National Team Program
Manager and has a Master's
degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.
Jocilyn is also a voting member of the USA Synchro Board of
Governors, and serves as the West Zone Coaches'
a Level 3 USA Synchro Coach and a Level 3 USA Synchro judge.
Age Group Coach
coach the 12&U Age Group team alongside Lacey Ethier for the
2019-2020 season. Cherity swam for Seattle Synchro from 1999-2002
and competed at age group nationals, junior nationals and US opens
during her time swimming. She coached for Seattle for one year
during college, but then moved away from the area after finishing
college. Cherity loves sharing her passion for synchro and
athletics with young swimmer and seeing them develop their skills.
Aside from coaching Cherity and her husband Jason are both
chiropractors and own their own practice in Seattle. She has
a daughter and is expecting a new addition later this
She is a Level 1 USA
Age Group Coach
Maekawa is Seattle Synchro's longest serving coach, having coached
for the club since 1991. She will coach the 13-15 Age Group team
a vast wealth of knowledge to Seattle. Yuki was a member of
the Japanese National team during the 1970s and in 2006 was awarded
the United States Age Group Coach of the Year award. During
her time at Seattle Synchro she has consistently placed swimmers in
finals in both national, and international competition. Her
daughters also swam for Seattle and went on to train at Stanford
University, the University of Incarnate Word and Team USA. In
addition to working with Seattle Synchro age groupers, Yuki also
coaches a masters synchro program based on the eastside.
lives in Tukwila with her husband Zen.
Yuki is currently a Level
3 USA Synchro Coach.
Age Group Coach
Sydney is the 2019-2020 lead 13-15 team coach. Sydney has
competed synchro a majority of her life, including time at her home
club, Seattle Synchro, all the way through college at the
University of Incarnate Word. She was also selected as part
of the 2016 Senior National Team training squad. Sydney has
now been a coach roughly 5 years, having also coached for the San
Antonio Cygnets while a student athlete. Sydney currently
works as the Pacific Northwest area rep for Jolyn
Sydney is currently a Level 2 Synchro Coach, working towards her
Level 3 certification this season.
Katleen "Katee" is currently the Seastars Program coach for
Seattle Synchro. She has been coached a variety of age groups and
skill levels at Seattle Synchro since 2012. She also swam for
Seattle Synchro for eight years. During her time as a swimmer she
competed at Age Group and Junior Nationals, as well as US Opens.
Katee is the education chair of the Pacific Northwest
Association. She currently resides in Mill Creek with her
husband Kyle, son Duke and newborn Georgia.
Katee is currently a
Level 3 USA Synchro Coach and Level 2 USA Synchro