Local synchronized swimming team sends duo to Peru

Lisa Kizis and Emily Robinson are ready to compete on the world stage once more.

A pair of local synchronized swimmers are headed to a world wide competition in Lima, Peru.

Lisa Kizis and Emily Robinson were invited to compete in the Pan-Am games for Pacific Waves Synchronized Swimming.

Kizis is headed to Texas Women’s University on a scholarship for artistic swimming, and she ranks number 4 in the nation. Robinson is a junior and is ranked 14th nationally in her class.

The two swimmers have found success already at the global level, taking home a silver medal in the free duet at the 2023 Junior Olympics.

Pacific Waves have been improving leaps and bounds in recent history. As a self-proclaimed “small club” the group has been on a tear in competitions. The trophy case is filling up as PWSS has placed top three in national, junior Olympic, regional and west zone competitions. As a team currently, Pacific Waves is second in the Pacific Northwest and their acrobatic team placed third in the West zone earlier in 2024.

A Gofundme has been started for Lisa and Emily as they prepare to head to the Southern Hemisphere. Search ‘Lisa and Emily’s Pan Am Dream’ to donate to their efforts or use this link.

Photos provided by Dee Torres

Photos provided by Dee Torres