Valerie has over twenty years of synchronized swimming choreography and coaching experience at all levels. Valerie, herself a competitive synchronized swimmer, found her way into choreography and coaching and qualified a synchronized swimmer to the 2011 U.S. National Team when she was still only in her twenties. Since then Valerie has focused on promoting the sport through coaching, from novices to elite athletes.
Her synchronized swimming athletes have placed routines in finals at U.S. Nationals, and she was the Assistant Coach for the 2016 and 2012 12 & Under U.S. National Teams. Valerie is now the head coach of Westside Aquatics Synchro in Pacific Palisades and is a CCP3 Certified coach, Grade Level Assessor, a regional judge, and the head coach of a local masters team and is also a qualified swimming instructor.
Based in Los Angeles, Valerie has performed for many private shows and corporate events as a synchronized swimming performer and for film/tv productions since 2008. Valerie co-founded the synchronized swimming performance group Aquateque in Los Angeles, which evolved into Aquabatix USA in 2017. Now the Director of Choreography for Aquabatix USA, Valerie creates synchronized swimming routines and shows for live events all over Los Angeles, southern California as well as for events as far afield as Hawaii and The Bahamas.
Regarding on screen productions, Valerie has choreographed several synchronized swimming sequences as well as underwater movement and underwater choreography for many projects including commercials, music videos, and feature films and has a vast number of years experienced on film and music video sets not only as a synchronized swimming performer but as a synchronized swimming choreographer too.
As well as exceling at integrating elite synchronized swimming talent with entertainment in the creative realm, Valerie is also extremely experienced at coaching actors and celebrities not only in synchronized swimming but also in swimming skills required for filming purposes too.
Combining her vast number of years as a synchronized swimmer and national level qualified coach, with her years performing as a synchronized swimmer and choreographer for entertainment, Valerie is the top choice for synchronized swimming choreography, swimming instruction and underwater movement for entertainment purposes in Los Angeles.