U.S. Olympian swimmer Maria Koroleva will return to her former home swim club for a synchronized swimming demonstration with the Walnut Creek Aquanuts at Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park.
Koroleva, 22, of Concord, is a communications major in Stanford University and has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Russia. She spent several years waiting to try out for the U.S. National Team while her American citizenship was being approved, according to usasynchro.org. She loves tuna melts and chocolate. She was a member of the Aquanuts from 1999 to 2008.
Koroleva has qualified in the duet competition with Mary Killman for the 2012 Olympics in London this summer.
The $15 event at Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Koroleva will swim with Aquanut members in synchronized summing routines. There will be featured swimmers from the synchronized duets of the U.S., Czech and French teams, their routines choreographed to music, in the deep pool at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center, according to a news release.