Imagine running on a treadmill while holding your breathe
- She has always been a swimmer because she grew up with a pool in her backyard but started training herself at the age of 10 and has been involved with the sport ever since
- Was a member of the US National Team from 2006 to 2016
- During her professional career she would wake up at 5am, bike to the pool, read and warm up in the library then be ready for practice that ran from 7am to 3pm
- Her pool workout would include swimming 400 meters, a few IM's (freestyle, butterfly and unders), eggbeater, and sculling as a warmup.
- Then the team would move on to working on specific skills such as practicing their verticals, and running through the actual routine.
We could easily spend an hour working on one figure from the routine. The demand for perfection is something that a lot of people do not know or realize when they think about synchronized swimming.
- Her day also included stretching, strength training and landrill
- Ali loves the sport because it combines her passion for music, movement and water
- She is currently the head coach of the Sacramento Synchronized Swim Team