Farewell NZ synchro swimming's wonder woman

Carly Gibbs

Weekend writer

Lara Teixeira Cianciarulo is a three-time Olympian synchronised swimmer who took up the sport at eight and by 13 was in a national team. She's been coaching Tauranga Synchro Club and our national team for

In a bright swimsuit, Lara Teixeira Cianciarulo counts, breathes and waits.