Almost 500 community members gathered on Saturday Evening, July 9, for the Trio Before Rio at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. The enthusiastic crowd welcomed the USA and British Olympic Synchronized Swim Duet Teams as well as swimmers and divers who have represented the USA in previous Olympics. The swim demonstration included outstanding young athletes including Christine Vose and Trenton Julian who just returned from having participated in the 2016 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. Both athletes had impressive showings! The program included Troy Dumais, a bronze medalist winner in diving and who participated in four consecutive Olympic Games for the US from 2000 – 2012, as well as 82-yearold Felix Grossman, who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in June. The Unsyncables, whose members are dedicated to lifetime adult fitness through competitive and recreational synchronized swimming and range in age 20 to 80 demonstrated their award winning talent. They were followed by breathtaking performances by Olivia Federici and Katie Clark of Great Britain and the American Team of Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva. Festivities included a poolside buffet dinner where Bernadette Greene, Deputy ConsulGeneral of the British Consulate-General, Los Angeles presented special leis to the Olympic athletes and Supervisor Antonovich recognized them with proclamations. Mariya Koroleva, a Stanford graduate, received special recognition from Vince Lawler, Vice President of the Stanford Club of Pasadena. The event concluded with the Olympic Fanfare and John Naber, Master of Ceremonies, sending the athletes off for a fantastic experience at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil.
RBAC 25th Anniversary
On September 26th 2015, community members and dignitaries alike joined us for an evening Gala that celebrated 25 Remarkable Years of the RBAC. People enjoyed an aquatic exhibition provided by swimmers from the water fitness programs, water polo team, swim team and dive team. A delicious meal was provided the Spot while people bid on fun silent auction items. Many local champions of the RBAC received awards during the evening’s presentation. It was a wonderful evening with fun had by all!