Evening – Christopher Niehaus
Christopher’s interest in synchro started when his big sister, Sophie, signed up for summer camp two years ago. He kept asking when he would get to join, so in September 2015, at age 6, he signed up for Kids in synch. After one session, Christopher moved to Vanessa’s 8 and under novice team where he is really enjoying “learning how to go upside down”. Christopher also enjoys playing hockey, doing swimming lessons and has his orange stripe belt in karate.
Christopher comes to every practice prepared and focused. He is always putting forth is best effort. He has worked hard at home, stretching daily as flexibility is something that he has struggled with. He has made huge progress in this past month and is very close to getting his middle splits flat. He attended his very first synchro competition on April 9, unsure of what to expect. He placed 13th out of 46 swimmers! This has only motivated him to work harder at practice and has made significant improvement in the next few weeks. I’m very proud of Christopher and all that he has achieved in his short time in this sport. I look forward to seeing him grow and accomplish all of his goals!