Erika began synchro at age 8 with the Synchro-Maids of Central Massachusetts. She swam with the Synchro-Maids for 10 years, competing at the local, regional, and national levels. She attended Northeastern University, where she played on the women’s club water polo team for 5 years. She also coached and taught swimming and synchro, and had the opportunity to train one-on-one with a synchro coach while studying abroad in Russia. Erika graduated from Northeastern in 2018 with a degree in Linguistics and minors in Spanish and Russian, and currently works at a nonprofit that provides literacy intervention for elementary school students. She is so excited to be in Colorado, and especially to be with Splash coaching the sport she loves!
Johanna began swimming at the age of 9 in the Rocky Mountain Summer Synchro League with Crestmoor Community Association. She immediately fell in the love with the sport and spent the next 10 years competing. She consistently metaled in Team, Duet, Trio and Solo events and was a part of the record breaking team in 2001. After graduating high school Johanna went on to swim for Miami of Ohio for the next 4 years and attended the Collegiate Nationals in 2004 where she placed 5th in figures. Johanna began coaching at the age of 19 when she was made the head coach for Skyline Acres. She has continued to coach for Skyline since, leading the team from their chronic last place seat in the league to regularly being in medal contention, taking age group trophies and, this last year, winning all their figure meets. Johanna graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has since earned her Master's in Counseling from Regis University. Johanna is also a professional actress and has performed at various theaters around Denver and Chicago. She has spent the last 8 years working as a theatre teacher.
Coach, Team Manager
Kendra began synchro at 9 years old, when her best friend brought her to practice to try it and she immediately fell in love with it. She swam competitively for 10 years and in that time attended 8 National Age Group Championships and 1 U.S. National Championship. Kendra graduated in 2011 and began her coaching career with us this shortly after. She cannot imagine a life without synchro and is very happy to now be on our coaching staff!
Coach, Creative Director
Teagan swam for Rocky Mountain Splash for 13 years ending in 2009. During this time, she competed in 8 National Age Group Championships (medalist in the team competition 3 times), multiple US Opens and 1 US National Championship.
Right after graduating high school, she began her coaching career with teams from across the US including age group and collegiate teams in Montana, Virginia, and California.
In 2015, Teagan returned home to Colorado to coach the gold team who placed 8th place at the Junior Olympics in team! 2016 and 2017, she coached the 13-15 team for Splash who competed in multiple meets including Orange Blossom and Junior Olympics.
In 2017, she became the High Performance Coordinator for USA Synchronized Swimming. She is currently managing all the National Teams as well as the National Talent Camp, National Elite Camp, and the Olympic Development Program!
Payton began synchro in Boulder, swimming for the Boulder Aquateens at the age of 8. After a High School cheerleading accident, she took a year off in 2009. During the 2010 season, she had the honor of finishing the competition season with Rocky Mountain Splash. Payton continued her synchro career at Arizona State University where she was a finalist in Duet, Team, and Trio at Colligate Nationals.
While attending ASU she earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Marketing and Urban Planning. Her final semester of college she spent it in Ireland completing a sports marking internship in the Dublin area.
Currently, Payton is working for the family business in the pet food industry in Broomfield.
Clare began her synchro career at the age of 9. She competed synchro with Crestmoor Community Association as part of the Rocky Mountain Summer Synchro League for 10 summers, consistently placing in the top 3 for solos, duets, trios, teams, and figures. She then came back to coach the Crestmoor team for the past 10 years with great success. Clare continued her synchro career while in gradate school at Colorado State University. She swam and helped coach the CSU club team and attended the Collegiate Nationals in 2013.
Clare graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in 2011, earning a Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She achieved a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 2013, focusing on water treatment and watershed studies. She currently works as a licensed Professional Engineer at a civil engineering company based in Denver. She focuses on water resources management and designs of water distribution systems. Water is something she's clearly passionate about!
Synchro combines two of her favorite things: swimming and dance. She is so excited to help introduce this wonderful sport to new athletes!