US Junior Olympics Taking Place In Greensboro
24 Jun, 2015
More Than 1,000 Swimmers to Compete at Greensboro Aquatic Center
The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) will host the 2015 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics beginning Friday, June 26. The event, formerly known as the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Age Group Championships, will run through July 4, 2015, and is expected to include more than 1,000 swimmers.
"We are very excited to launch this newly named event, presented by eSynchro, in Greensboro," said USA Synchro Executive Director Kevin Warner. "We look for the new name to bring additional distinction for USA Synchro and prestige for the athletes who compete in the event."
All-session ticket books are currently on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Ticket books are $30 and seating is general admission.
Individual session tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for youth/seniors) will be available for purchase at the GAC box office on the day of event.
The GAC has extensive experience in hosting synchronized swimming events having previously served as the site for the 2013 Swimoutlet.comU.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships and the U.S. Synchronized Swimming 2012 Olympic Team Trials.
The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has estimated the 2015 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics will generate an estimated local economic impact of more than $4.2M.
"We are extremely excited to host this prestigious Junior Olympics event," said GAC manager Susan Braman. "Synchronized swimming events have been a key part of the GAC's success over our first three years, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with USA Synchro."
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."