AquaStarz Synchronized Swimming was founded in 1999 by Rose Cholewinski at Davis Athletic Club. During the summer months, a small group of swimmers learned the basics of synchronized swimming and performed an annual show that was the highlight of the season. In those early years, Rose served as team coach, choreographer, activities planner, show coordinator and emcee. As our girls grew in both height and ability, they outgrew the Davis Athletic Club's pool, which necessitated us to look into use of the Davis City Pools. At that point, in 2005, a group of dedicated parents formed the non-profit organization, the AquaStarz Synchronized Swimming Team. A parent board was formed to run the business side of the team, a head coach was hired, and the team became affiliated nationally with USA Synchro and locally with Valley-Foothill Competitive Aquatic League (VFCAL). Our membership in VFCAL allowed our team members to begin to compete with other synchronized swim teams in the greater Sacramento area.
Currently, the majority of our team competes in the VFCAL, which consists of swimmers at the Novice and Intermediate levels. Swimmers start at the Novice level and qualify for Intermediate level based on their placement in the annual VFCAL championships in mid-July.
Since 2018, a small group of junior high and high school age AquaStarz train September - July and compete in USA Synchro competitions.
This season, the AquaStarz are proud to be celebrating 20 years of synchro in the Davis community!