More than 350 swimmers from 41 teams across the country - including members of the 2014 U.S. National Squad - will compete for titles at the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships in Oro Valley, Ariz., April 8-12.
Swimmers advanced to the championships through various qualifying measures, including top placements at zone championships, past national championships and other qualifying scores.
The event, which includes the U.S. Senior National Championships, U.S. Junior National Championships and U.S. 13-15 National Championships, will be held at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center.
"We expect a very exciting competition with more than 350 athletes registered, and we are thrilled to have added the 13-15 age group to this competition," USA Syncho Executive Director Kevin Warner said. "Arizona is always a wonderful place to have a synchronized swimming competition, and we anticipate our host in Oro Valley to organize a fantastic meet for USA Synchro and our athletes."
Tickets are $10 per day or $30 for an event pass and may be purchased at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Seniors 55 and over and children 12 and under are $5 per day or $15 for an event pass. Advance tickets may be purchased through the Oro Valley Aquatic Center with credit card by calling (520) 209-2472.
The event will be webcast free at http://takeitlive.tv/livesynchro/.
For more information about the 2014 U.S. National Championships, visit this site.
About USA Synchro: USA Synchro was established as a nonprofit organization in 1977, and is the United States national governing body for the sport, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur) - the international governing federation.
USA Synchro organizes, participates in, and promotes a variety of competitive events each year. These events begin at the local level and continue in the following categories: Age Group (12-19), Junior (15-18), Senior and Masters (20+).
For more information on USA Synchro, visit http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming.aspx, facebook.com/usasynchro and @usasynchro
USA Synchro is based in Indianapolis and serves as the National Governing Body for the sport of synchronized swimming, appointed as such by the United States Olympic Committee. It is a membership based and not-for-profit organization which services the sport from the grass roots level to the National Team. The mission statement of USA Synchro is "to provide leadership and resources for the promotion and growth of synchronized swimming, to achieve competitive excellence at all levels and to develop broad based participation."