Aquianas Synchronized Swimming Team

Aquianas Coaches

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Jennifer Muzyk

Director of Synchronized Swimming

Phone: 203-920-1648

Jen was a synchronized swimmer at the New Canaan YMCA throughout high school. After college graduation in 2000, she started coaching first part-time, then as the Assistant Director and now as the Director and head coach of the Aquianas. Since joining the coaching staff, Jen has earned the National Coaching Merit Award in 2004, the East Zone Coach of the Year in 2010 and was added to the National Team Pool of Coaches in 2011.

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Krista Karwosky

Assistant Director of Synchronized Swimming
Phone:  203-920-1660

Krista was a synchronized swimmer on the Hamden Heronettes before transferring to the Aquianas her senior year of high school. After graduation, Krista began coaching in Hamden and continued there for seven years. In 2004, Krista joined the Aquianas coaching staff. She served as the Assistant Coach and then became the Assistant Director in December of 2009. Krista has been the East Zone All-Star coach for the past three summers and has also acquired her national rating as a judge.


Laura Mase

Part-Time Assistant Coach

Laura has been involved in synchronized swimming since 1993. As a swimmer, Laura swam for the New Canaan Aquianas from 1993-2001, then for the University of Richmond from 2001-2005. From 2005-2007, Laura worked as the Education Director for United States Synchronized Swimming. She attended graduate school at New York University for Speech and Language Pathology from 2008-2011. Laura has been back with the Aquianas as an assistant coach since 2008.


Liz Hogan

Part-Time Assistant Coach

Elizabeth joined our Y in October 2012 as a Synchro coach. She is a psychology major at Sacred Heart University and wants to go into psychiatric medicine. She swam for Hamden and coached there before coming to New Canaan.