Artistic Swimming

Artistic Swimming

Combine the grace and artistry of dance with the strength and flexibility of gymnastics. Then, add water, and you get one of the most challenging sports out there – artistic swimming. Multnomah Athletic Clubs’s program has been around for more than 50 years and has produced national champions and U.S. Team athletes, while teaching a lifelong love of the sport. The team attends meets in the Western Zone region and sends a squad to the Junior Olympics annually. Holiday parties, socials, and the beloved end-of-season banquet further serve to bond the community in and out of the water.

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Head Synchro Coach: Lucie Svrcinova 
Phone: 503-517-7513

2023 Tryouts:

All tryouts take place 4-5 p.m. in the Sun Deck Pool

  • Thursday, Aug. 24

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29

  • Thursday, Aug. 31
*Participants only need to attend one of the sessions.


Lucie Svrcinova

Head Synchro Coach


Full-time Head Coach, Lucie Svrcinova, began her synchro career in 1980 as a swimmer, coach, and judge, is a native of Brno, Czech Republic. She came to MAC in late August 2005. Lucie dominated Czech synchro from 1988 - 2000 as an undefeated national champion and represented the national team in many international competitions, placing as high as 9th in solo in the European Championships.

She participated in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and was selected again as a member of the Czech Olympic Team in 1996, although the team did not ultimately qualify for the event. She and her duet partner trained in hopes of securing the 2000 Olympic duet spot. Even though they were beat out by another Czech pair, she was named as the duet "alternate" for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She earned many national and international titles with MAC Synchro Masters including, 2006 World Champion in Trio, 2014 World Champion in Solo and Duet, 2017 Silver medal in Solo at Worlds, 2019 World Champion in Mixed Duet, and 2022 Gold and Silver at Pan American Games.

As a coach, she worked with the Czech National Team and the Czech 8-12 age group squad. She also helped coach a Czech open water swimmer to a 4th place finish at Worlds. Besides Czech, Lucie speaks German, Russian, and English. She earned her degree in physiotherapy.

Lucie is a Level 3 Certified Coach and a Level 2F Judge and works with all levels of the Junior and Masters programs.

Bethany Baber

Assistant Synchro Coach

Full-time Assistant Coach, Bethany Baber, born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, began her synchro career in 2002 as a swimmer. In 2003, Bethany and her family were part of a small group that created Gardens Synchro, where Bethany competed in five US Age Group Nationals. In her junior year of high school, she joined the Coral Springs Aquacades and competed in US National Championships and US Opens before graduating and attending the University of Central Florida. During her four years at UCF, determined to keep swimming, Bethany banded with a group of women to create the University’s first synchro club and competed in two USA Synchro Collegiate Nationals with them.

Since moving to Oregon in 2018, Bethany has joined and competed with MAC Synchro’s Masters program and won gold with her trio partners and silver with her team at the 2019 US Masters Nationals Championship. Bethany started as a Part-Time Assistant Coach and in the fall of 2019, she transitioned into the Full-Time Assistant Coach position. Bethany is a certified Level 3 Coach and a Level 2 Judge and mainly coaches the Novice and 13-15 Age Group Squads along with the Masters.

Andrea Valoppi

Part-Time Assistant Coach

Andrea Valoppi, began her synchro with Sac Synchro in Sacramento, California where she earned multiple titles and awards at Age Group, Junior and Senior Nationals, and numerous U.S. Opens. Deciding she wanted to further her knowledge and proficiency in synchro, Andrea moved to Santa Clara, California to train with the Santa Clara Aquamaids in 2005. While there, she earned multiple national titles and placed in the top 8 at US national team trials. After retiring from synchro as an athlete, she began coaching in 2009 with Sac Synchro. From there she has continued to coach with the Santa Clara Aquamaids, 5280 Synchro, and Rocky Mountain Splash. Andrea has coached many young athletes to various national championship titles and national team appointments as well as earned top placement at regional and zone meets. In 2021 Andrea joined the MAC Synchro family and mainly coaches the Intermediate and16 & Over Age Group Squads as well as the Masters. Outside of coaching, Andrea has performed with the artistic swimming group ‘Aqualillies’ and has appeared in music videos, commercials, and TV shows.


Artistic Swimming Rosters

Ingrid Berg Evie Grossberg
Campbell Howsley Noemi Huang
Evelyn Judi Kelleher Grady Kelleher
Rose Meyer Willow Noonberg
Anna Rapp Claire Ruckwardt-Clark
Elsa Self Jane Vallance
Emilia Bonsall Francesca Fowler
Lily Hoffman Kate Latourette
Saige Lowrie Zoe Mersereau
Emerson O'Boyle Nora O'Brien
Ainsley Schleich Mirabelle Souede
Molly Sweeney Olivia Vargas
Madeleine Berwind Sabine Bliss
Corah Bogdanoff Seva Desai
Elle Dixon Rhiannon Morgan
Orli Schoenkerman Violet Sleesman
Eleanor Souede  
Ada Cornett Siya Desai
Lily Dixon Siiri Dubrawsky
Torryn Gentry Murphy Kelleher
Clara Rea Della Sweeney
16 & Over  
Sahana Desai Tuula Dubrawsky
Lucy Herzig Lola Hodge
Keely Mahaffy Reiko Nitta
Elizabeth Rocheleau Mara Sullivan


2022 - 2023 Schedule


Days Dates Event & Participants Location Venue
Sat Jan. 21 OAAS 13 & Over Championships/12U Exhibition Portland, Ore. MAC
    All Swimmers    
Sat Feb. 4 OAAS Intermediate Championships/12U Invitational Aloha, Ore. TBA
    Novice, Intermediate, and 12-U AG    
Fri-Sun Feb. 17-19 Cactus Invitational Oro Valley, Ariz. Oro Valley Aquatic Center 
    12-U AG & 13-15    
Fri-Sun March 3-5 West Zones Riverside, CA TBA
    13-15 and 16-over Teams    
Fri-Sun March 17-19 Classic Invitational/OASS AG Championships Portland, Ore. MAC
    All Swimmers    
Wed-Sun April 12-16 US Senior/Junior Championship Oro Valley, Ariz. Oro Valley Aquatic Center
    Qualifying meet is March 3-5    
Sat April 22 Figure & Junior Technical Routine Meet (1 p.m.) Portland, Ore. MAC
    All Swimmers    
Wed-Sun April 26-30 13-15 Championship & 12-U Invitational Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
    Qualifying meet is March 3-5    
Fri May 5 Novice Fun Meet Portland, Ore. MAC
Sat-Sun May 20-21 Regionals TBA, Wash. TBA
    All Swimmers except for Novice    
Mon-Mon June 26-July 3 U.S. Junior Olympics Hampton, Va. TBA
    Qualifying meet is May 20-21