Christina Marmet, Founder/Editor-in-chief
Christina Marmet was a synchronized swimmer for 12 years. She swam in France for eight years before moving to the U.S. for college and continuing her synchronized swimming career there. She founded Inside Synchro in July 2016. She aims to bring the very best coverage, features, interviews and databases for all the synchro-nerds and the casual viewers. She wants to grow the sport by showing the sport. With this website, she wishes to cover synchro like any other, and to bring more transparency to the discipline along with a professional, although sometimes opinionated, coverage of the sport.
One article leading to the other, she became the French correspondent for the FINA Aquatics World Magazine, where she interviews and writes about France’s elite athletes and coaches in open water, diving, swimming and artistic swimming. She is also a contributor to gymnastics’ website College Gym News.
A Montpellier, France native, Christina received her BA in Marine Science and her BS in Journalism from Boston University, and her MS in Marine Conservation from the University of Miami. She now lives in France.
Vlada Sorokina, Correspondent
Vlada joins the team as a correspondent and will focus on coverage of her home country Belarus and other Slavic countries. She started synchro at the age of six and since then has been in love with the sport. Her main dream was to become an Olympic champion. Working towards it, she managed to become one of the best swimmer in her age group, won numerous national titles and was a member of the Belarusian junior national team. She retired at 17 and now works as a sports journalist. She eventually achieved her goal and participated in the Olympics, but as a reporter and commentator. Vlada’s main coverage includes all gymnastics disciplines, dance sports and naturally aquatics.
The logo on top of the page was done by the lovely Emily Howell-Forbes. Go check out her gymnastics photographies on her website.