The Meraquas Of Irvine is the Premier Artistic Swimming Team in Orange County, California.
Our program ranges from recreational squads and classes to nationally ranked competition teams.
Artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming (synchro for short), is outwardly graceful and powerful while also being deceptively physically and mentally demanding. Each athlete in this sport integrates the most difficult aspects of swimming, dance, and gymnastics.
Irvine’s Artistic Swimming Team makes a splash
Amanda Jessie Carlson first saw artistic swimming at age 8 when neighbors invited her to an annual water show by the Meraquas of Irvine. “It was so mesmerizing,” she says. “I started classes, joined the team and never stopped.” She is among hundreds of swimmers who’ve gone through the Meraquas over the past 60 years and discovered their love for the sport, where they perform a synchronized choreographed routine in the water.
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!
SEP 6 2022
Our mailing address is: The Meraquas of Irvine, PO Box 60302, Irvine, CA 92602
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