Sixteen young swimmers from Santa Clara County are poised to compete against synchronized swimmers from around the country in April.
The Santa Clara Aquamaids synchronized swimming club has advanced to the final round of the National Team Trials.
Five swimmers from the 11- to 12-year-old category and 11 swimmers from the 13- to 15-year-old category will represent the county.
"It’s really rewarding to know that you and your team did this and I find that so amazing," said swimmer Hailee Heinrich, 14.
The Santa Clara Aquamaids have trained young swimmers since 1964, some of whom have competed around the world and won Olympic medals.
The team's current head coach Heather Carrasco is an Aquamaid alum from Mountain View who won a gold medal in synchronized swimming during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
The athletes will compete for the national title on April 10 in Mesa, Arizona.