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U.S. Open Set to Begin In New York on May 27

27 May, 2015


U.S. National Squad and Swimmers from 11 Other Countries to Compete

Elite synchronized swimmers from 12 countries will compete for numerous titles at the U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Long Island, N.Y., starting May 27.

Swimmers at the U.S. Open, which runs from May 27-30, will compete for titles in solo, duet, team, combo and figures in junior and senior divisions at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

U.S. national squad members who were recently named to the team that will take part in the Pan Am Games (Toronto, July 10-26) also will compete at the U.S. Open. They are: Anita Alvarez, Claire Barton, Phoebe Coffin, Mary Killman, Mariya Koroleva, Isabel Malcolmson, Sandra Ortellado, Sarah Rodriguez, Karensa Tjoa and Alison Williams. Killman and Koroleva competed in duet at the 2012 Olympic Games, and Koroleva and Williams recently teamed up to win silver in duet at the China Open.

Club teams from the United States will compete against teams and select swimmers from other countries including Aruba, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

 A gala featuring exhibitions from some of the competitors will take place Saturday, May 30, from 6-7 p.m. following finals. 

The U.S. Open will be streamed live by Take It Live at http://takeitlive.com/livesynchro/.

Tickets are $10 per day or $35 for an event pass.

For more information about the 2015 U.S. Open, visit http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/USA-Synchro-National-Events/2015/May/27/US-Open-Championship.

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: Senior (15 & O), Junior (15-18), Junior Olympic (19 & U), Collegiate 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."

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