Meraquas 2020-2021 Season Summary

July 7, 2021 mqi No comments exist

Despite a year of struggles with COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2019-2020 season, the Meraquas of Irvine has come back stronger than ever in this year’s season and competitions. Congratulations to all the girls that were able to see all their hard work pay off, and a big, hearty thank you to all the coaches, chaperones, and parents that made everything that was accomplished possible! Thank you also to the team at USA Artistic Swimming for working tirelessly with pandemic regulations and solving countless issues that arose during such unprecedented times!

2021 US National Championship (April ~ Mesa, Arizona)

  • Senior Team Technical Final: 2nd Place SILVER MEDAL; 65.6231
  • Senior Team Free Final: 1st Place GOLD MEDAL; 70.3917
  • Junior/Senior Combo Free Final: fifth place; 69.7333
MQI Senior Free Team places first at US Nationals in Mesa, Arizona.
left to right: Srishti P, Krista W, Amanda C, Riona T, Irene L, Letty M, Vanessa L, Sophie K, Niki S.
The first impression of the MQI Senior sports-themed combo: a theme-fitting ‘trophy’ lift.

2021 US Junior Olympic Championship

The 12 and unders, MQI’s youngest swimmers, swim their routine for panels of judges at the 2021 Junior Olympic Championships. swimmers: Eva A, Sophia A, Olivia C, Celine M, Anna V, Isabelle Y
  • Age Group 12&U Team Prelim: 15th place; 48.4333
  • Age Group 12&U Duet Prelim: 27th place; 50.6000
  • Age Group 13-15 Duet Prelim: 32nd place; 60.8333
  • Age Group 16-20 Combo Final: 6th place; 68.4667
  • Age Group 18-20 Solo Tech Final: 14th place; 59.7650
  • Age Group 18-20 Solo Free Final: 12th place; 63.8667
  • Age Group 18-20 Duet Tech Final: 1st place GOLD MEDAL; 68.0914
  • Age Group 18-20 Duet Free Final: 1st place GOLD MEDAL; 70.5000
  • Age Group 18-20 Team Tech Final: 2nd place SILVER MEDAL; 67.5862
  • Age Group 18-20 Team Free Final: 2nd place SILVER MEDAL; 70.5000
MQI 18-20 Free Duet, Niki S and Vanessa L, places first out of twenty-two total duets.
The 18-20 team strikes the deckwork pose for their Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk themed tech team routine.
left to right: Krista W, Riona T, Amanda C, Niki S, Sophie K, Letty M, Vanessa L, Irene L
Elaine C (left) and Lauren C (right) prepare to warm up for the 13-15 duet competition in the dive-well area behind the competition pool that is specially designated for last minute practicing and rehearsing.

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