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The perfect Christmas, holiday, or anytime gift for all the young girls whose lives you can touch!

***FOR FASTEST DELIVERY PLEASE PURCHASE AT USASYNCHRO.ORG***

Engaging illustrated chapter book written by a teenaged USA Synchro National Team member introduces synchronized swimming to girls ages 5-8 and teaches the values of perseverance and friendship. 100% of book profits benefit USA Synchro, the sport's governing body.

A message from author Katie Reveno (age 15)
"Synchronized Swimming has made me a more confident, hardworking, team-oriented, and healthy person. Because of the vital life skills I have gained through this incredible sport, I know that I will be more successful at whatever else I decide to pursue over the course of my life. My dream is to share this positive impact with girls everywhere."

Synopsis
“Chloe is a ballerina. Sophia loves gymnastics. Jenna is on the swim team. However, what these three best friends love most of all is playing together at their local pool. One day they discover a unique sport that combines all of their passions -- synchronized swimming! But when novice team tryouts don't go quite as planned, at least one girl is left wondering if they will ever really become "synchro sisters forever". Fun bonus sections encourage girls to try synchro tricks and find a club.

If you love synchro and/or believe strongly in empowering girls, why not give the gift of synchro to every young girl in your life this holiday season? This book will inspire her. It might even change her life. She may just end up joining your local team! And each book sold raises money to help USA Synchro increase awareness and participation, factors that will ultimately determine Synchro’s prospects in the US.

Give a book (...or two...or twelve :) -- you might change a child's life!
- classmates and friends
- siblings and cousins
- your elementary school teachers (ask them to read it to their classes!)
- grandchildren
- swimmers you coach — holiday gifts, banquet prizes, rewards
- children you hope to one day coach — try-it and exhibition audiences etc.

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS UNIQUE BOOK PROJECT AND IT'S AMAZING CROWD-SOURCED FUNDING SUCCESS PLEASE VISIT:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1864241700/synchro-sisters-forever-empower-girls-through-spor?ref=project_link

***FOR FASTEST DELIVERY PLEASE PURCHASE AT USASYNCHRO.ORG***


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Background on project and book:

What is Synchronized Swimming?
Synchronized swimming is a female-dominated Olympic sport combining elements of swimming, gymnastics, and dance. It is very challenging because all movements are self-propelled and swimmers are never allowed to touch the bottom or sides of the pool. It requires strength, stamina, lung capacity, grace and artistry.

Why a chapter book about Synchronized Swimming?
As a synchronized swimmer for eight years and a member of the USA Synchro National Team, I have experienced firsthand the life-changing benefits synchronized swimming offers girls and women, including those that may opt out of more traditional sports. Despite its dramatic positive impact on the lives of so many female athletes, the sport's lack of awareness in the United States poses a major threat to its future in our country. I began this project to fulfill my vision of making as many young girls as possible aware of this creative and athletic sport which is routinely called "the ultimate team sport". I believe that my chapter book, geared towards girls ages five to eight, is the perfect way to introduce children to this uniquely empowering sport in a fun and age appropriate way while learning lessons about friendship and perseverance.

How does Synchronized Swimming empower young athletes and promote important life skills?
My desire to share and spread this sport stems from my realization that synchronized swimming has made me a better person. It has taught me the values of hard work and persevering through obstacles, values that have enabled me to succeed in many other areas of life. Synchro teaches these values uniquely well because, due to the precision in both technique and timing, the sport requires a more intense and consistent training regimen than almost any other endeavor imaginable. These skills of perseverance and hard work provide girls with the foundation to do well in school and to make positive contributions throughout their adult lives.

Because synchronized swimmers compete in teams of eight, athletes also learn the extreme importance of teamwork and leadership. The common phrase "the team is only as strong as its weakest member" could have been written about synchro. For example, when one person is early or late in a movement or slightly out of position the entire team is heavily impacted. This gives athletes a deep sense of responsibility to consistently try their best and instills in them an intense trust in their teammates. Since nine out of ten jobs today require teamwork skills, synchronized swimmers' enter the workforce extremely well-prepared with the people skills necessary for life.

Synchronized swimming is one of the only female-dominated sports in the Olympics. Thus, these athletes are able to thrive in an environment where they are never overshadowed by their male counterparts. In almost all other sports the boys teams often end up receiving the bulk of attention and even funding. To witness this phenomenon in action, look no further than high school sports games where the stands often are overflowing at the boys' games but barely half-full when the girls take the floor. Insidiously, this situation can result in girls feeling inferior, which can hinder them in sports and later in life. Synchronized swimmers grow up with a sense of "girl power" in the midst of strong female role models and coaches.

How does Synchro support the goal of lifelong fitness?
This fiercely athletic sport also promotes a positive lifestyle focused on exercise and lifelong fitness. Athletes can begin participating in synchro at almost any age, whether joining a novice team at age five or a beginner masters team at age eighty. The ability to learn the sport at any age and continue enjoying it through all of life's stages helps girls and women lead active lives, enjoy the positive self esteem gained through athletic participation, and stay connected to others in the community,

How will book proceeds be used?
All book profits not invested in reprinting and postage will be donated to USA Synchro to help fund further efforts to grow the sport.

How will the story appeal to the audience and promote life skills?
The plot centers around three best friends who together discover the unique sport of synchronized swimming. The synopsis on the back cover reads: "Chloe is a ballerina. Sophia loves gymnastics. Jenna is on the swim team. However, what these three best friends love most of all is playing together at their local pool. One day they discover a unique sport that combines all of their passions -- synchronized swimming! But when novice team tryouts don't go quite as planned, at least one girl is left wondering if they will ever really become "synchro sisters forever".

How does the book encourage readers to start synchronized swimming themselves?
The book includes a section with a link to USA Synchro and a directory of clubs all around the US. In addition, there is a brief, fun glossary of simple synchro moves complete with instructions, so that readers can try elements of the sport in real life. Seven mini-biographies of actual teenaged synchronized swimmers (complete with "fun facts") help to connect the sport to real life while providing the girls with aspirational role models. Lastly, a message from USA Synchro CEO Myriam Glez serves to reinforce the connection to real life as well as present parents with compelling reasons to support their child's interest in trying synchro.

Together these "bonus" sections will encourage many readers to try synchronized swimming themselves and ultimately experience the myriad life-changing benefits the sport has to offer. Those that do not decide to pursue the sport will surely still benefit from the various life lessons and positive role modeling throughout the story.
The perfect Christmas, holiday, or anytime gift for all the young girls whose lives you can touch!

***FOR FASTEST DELIVERY PLEASE PURCHASE AT USASYNCHRO.ORG***

Engaging illustrated chapter book written by a teenaged USA Synchro National Team member introduces synchronized swimming to girls ages 5-8 and teaches the values of perseverance and friendship. 100% of book profits benefit USA Synchro, the sport's governing body.

A message from author Katie Reveno (age 15)
"Synchronized Swimming has made me a more confident, hardworking, team-oriented, and healthy person. Because of the vital life skills I have gained through this incredible sport, I know that I will be more successful at whatever else I decide to pursue over the course of my life. My dream is to share this positive impact with girls everywhere."

Synopsis
“Chloe is a ballerina. Sophia loves gymnastics. Jenna is on the swim team. However, what these three best friends love most of all is playing together at their local pool. One day they discover a unique sport that combines all of their passions -- synchronized swimming! But when novice team tryouts don't go quite as planned, at least one girl is left wondering if they will ever really become "synchro sisters forever". Fun bonus sections encourage girls to try synchro tricks and find a club.

If you love synchro and/or believe strongly in empowering girls, why not give the gift of synchro to every young girl in your life this holiday season? This book will inspire her. It might even change her life. She may just end up joining your local team! And each book sold raises money to help USA Synchro increase awareness and participation, factors that will ultimately determine Synchro’s prospects in the US.

Give a book (...or two...or twelve :) -- you might change a child's life!
- classmates and friends
- siblings and cousins
- your elementary school teachers (ask them to read it to their classes!)
- grandchildren
- swimmers you coach — holiday gifts, banquet prizes, rewards
- children you hope to one day coach — try-it and exhibition audiences etc.

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS UNIQUE BOOK PROJECT AND IT'S AMAZING CROWD-SOURCED FUNDING SUCCESS PLEASE VISIT:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1864241700/synchro-sisters-forever-empower-girls-through-spor?ref=project_link

***FOR FASTEST DELIVERY PLEASE PURCHASE AT USASYNCHRO.ORG***


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Background on project and book:

What is Synchronized Swimming?
Synchronized swimming is a female-dominated Olympic sport combining elements of swimming, gymnastics, and dance. It is very challenging because all movements are self-propelled and swimmers are never allowed to touch the bottom or sides of the pool. It requires strength, stamina, lung capacity, grace and artistry.

Why a chapter book about Synchronized Swimming?
As a synchronized swimmer for eight years and a member of the USA Synchro National Team, I have experienced firsthand the life-changing benefits synchronized swimming offers girls and women, including those that may opt out of more traditional sports. Despite its dramatic positive impact on the lives of so many female athletes, the sport's lack of awareness in the United States poses a major threat to its future in our country. I began this project to fulfill my vision of making as many young girls as possible aware of this creative and athletic sport which is routinely called "the ultimate team sport". I believe that my chapter book, geared towards girls ages five to eight, is the perfect way to introduce children to this uniquely empowering sport in a fun and age appropriate way while learning lessons about friendship and perseverance.

How does Synchronized Swimming empower young athletes and promote important life skills?
My desire to share and spread this sport stems from my realization that synchronized swimming has made me a better person. It has taught me the values of hard work and persevering through obstacles, values that have enabled me to succeed in many other areas of life. Synchro teaches these values uniquely well because, due to the precision in both technique and timing, the sport requires a more intense and consistent training regimen than almost any other endeavor imaginable. These skills of perseverance and hard work provide girls with the foundation to do well in school and to make positive contributions throughout their adult lives.

Because synchronized swimmers compete in teams of eight, athletes also learn the extreme importance of teamwork and leadership. The common phrase "the team is only as strong as its weakest member" could have been written about synchro. For example, when one person is early or late in a movement or slightly out of position the entire team is heavily impacted. This gives athletes a deep sense of responsibility to consistently try their best and instills in them an intense trust in their teammates. Since nine out of ten jobs today require teamwork skills, synchronized swimmers' enter the workforce extremely well-prepared with the people skills necessary for life.

Synchronized swimming is one of the only female-dominated sports in the Olympics. Thus, these athletes are able to thrive in an environment where they are never overshadowed by their male counterparts. In almost all other sports the boys teams often end up receiving the bulk of attention and even funding. To witness this phenomenon in action, look no further than high school sports games where the stands often are overflowing at the boys' games but barely half-full when the girls take the floor. Insidiously, this situation can result in girls feeling inferior, which can hinder them in sports and later in life. Synchronized swimmers grow up with a sense of "girl power" in the midst of strong female role models and coaches.

How does Synchro support the goal of lifelong fitness?
This fiercely athletic sport also promotes a positive lifestyle focused on exercise and lifelong fitness. Athletes can begin participating in synchro at almost any age, whether joining a novice team at age five or a beginner masters team at age eighty. The ability to learn the sport at any age and continue enjoying it through all of life's stages helps girls and women lead active lives, enjoy the positive self esteem gained through athletic participation, and stay connected to others in the community,

How will book proceeds be used?
All book profits not invested in reprinting and postage will be donated to USA Synchro to help fund further efforts to grow the sport.

How will the story appeal to the audience and promote life skills?
The plot centers around three best friends who together discover the unique sport of synchronized swimming. The synopsis on the back cover reads: "Chloe is a ballerina. Sophia loves gymnastics. Jenna is on the swim team. However, what these three best friends love most of all is playing together at their local pool. One day they discover a unique sport that combines all of their passions -- synchronized swimming! But when novice team tryouts don't go quite as planned, at least one girl is left wondering if they will ever really become "synchro sisters forever".

How does the book encourage readers to start synchronized swimming themselves?
The book includes a section with a link to USA Synchro and a directory of clubs all around the US. In addition, there is a brief, fun glossary of simple synchro moves complete with instructions, so that readers can try elements of the sport in real life. Seven mini-biographies of actual teenaged synchronized swimmers (complete with "fun facts") help to connect the sport to real life while providing the girls with aspirational role models. Lastly, a message from USA Synchro CEO Myriam Glez serves to reinforce the connection to real life as well as present parents with compelling reasons to support their child's interest in trying synchro.

Together these "bonus" sections will encourage many readers to try synchronized swimming themselves and ultimately experience the myriad life-changing benefits the sport has to offer. Those that do not decide to pursue the sport will surely still benefit from the various life lessons and positive role modeling throughout the story.

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SynchroSisters4ever made this item with help from

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  • Susan Szecsi, Berkeley, CA
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