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USA Synchro Announces Organizational Changes

19 Oct, 2015


Glez Named Executive Director/High Performance Director; Montico Named National Team Coach

USA Synchro has announced an organizational restructuring, resulting in the naming of Myriam Glez as CEO/High Performance Director and Lolli Montico as Head Coach of the Senior National Team.

Glez, named High Performance Director in 2013, has been leading the long-term athlete development program and national team program. She helped direct the Senior National Team to bronze medals in team and duet at this year's Pan American Games. In addition, Bill May was the first male synchro swimmer to win medals at a FINA-sponsored event, winning gold (with Christina Jones) and silver (with Kristina Lum Underwood) in duet events at the FINA World Championships in July.

Montico, with more than 30 years of coaching experience, was the assistant coach for the U.S. National Team for the past year and was a consultant for the 13-15 and 12 & Under National Teams in 2013 and 2014. She coached Great Britain's Olympic team from 2007 to 2014, helping the squad rise from Top 20 to Top 8 in the world.

USA Synchro recently announced that it will relocate the organization's headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs, Colo., by the end of the year.

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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