Catalina Club: The show goes on

There was synchronicity in the swimming pool Friday night, even though Grand Haven High School students' minds were spinning with something that didn't seem so in synch – a car crash earlier in the day that injured five of their classmates.
Marie Havenga
Mar 19, 2012


After performing “Jai Ho” with fellow juniors, Catalina Club member Sarah Snider said that she had attended the girls' basketball game Friday afternoon at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, the destination of five classmates that crashed near the Lowell exit and were transported by ambulance to a Grand Rapids hospital with serious injuries.

“It could have happened to me or any one of us,” said Snider, 17, who has been a synchronized swimming club member for three years. “We had a tough time before the show — but we realized that there's not much we can do right now, so we're focusing on the show because that's what they would have wanted.”

More than 400 people attended Friday night’s synchronized show; which will splash down again at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. today at the Grand Haven High School Aquatic Center.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for kids age 5 and under.

Club officers Julia Stock, Alayna Johnson, Maddie Cleghorn and Maddy Knutson choreographed the “Sailing Around the World” show. The show included skits and lively synchronized swim routines to tunes such as “Livin' La Vida Loca,” “Walk Like an Egyptian” and “Waka Waka.”

“It looks really cool when we're all in synch,” said club president Stock, 17. “We got a lot more girls involved this year. That's what the club is all about – getting involved.”

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

To see more photos from Friday night's show, click here.



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