USA Synchro has announced the Greensboro Aquatic Center has been named the host site for the 2015 U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championships. The event, formerly known as the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Age Group Championships, will take place June 26-July 4, 2015, and is expected to include more than 1,000 swimmers.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center hosted the 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships.
"USA Synchro truly enjoys having events at the Greensboro Aquatic Center," said USA Synchro Executive Director Kevin Warner. "The facility is great from both the competitor and spectator points of view, and the staff is very accommodating. Our organization is looking forward to the return to Greensboro in 2015."
The GAC has extensive experience in hosting synchronized swimming events having previously served as the site for the 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships and the U.S. Synchronized Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials.
Ticket information for the 2015 Junior Olympics is to be announced.
About Greensboro Aquatic Center (http://www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com): Located on the campus of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the 78,323-square-foot Greensboro Aquatic Center has emerged as one of the top aquatic facilities in the nation since it opened over two years ago.
Built at a cost of nearly $19 million, the state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, three-pool facility has hosted an impressive national swim meet calendar including the 2012, 2013 and 2014 YMCA National Short Course Championships and the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships that featured a field of more than 1,850 swimmers, including 12 Olympians.
Other elite events hosted at the GAC includethe U.S. Synchronized Swimming 2012 Olympic Team trials,19 consecutive days of USA Diving national championship competitions, including the 2012 AT&T Senior National Championship, 2013 Speedo Junior Winter National Championships and the 2013 and 2014 ACC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
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."