World Junior Synchronized Swimming Meet Kicks Off Today

This is the 12th biennial event organized by FINA, the world leading body for water sports. The event will be apprehended at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI and will consist of National Team athletes ranging in ages from 15 to 18 years old.

The internationally-sanctioned competition will attribute the team and duet events, which are also Olympic disciplines. The team event consists of eight athletes while the duet consists of two synchronised swimmers. The competition will also contain the solo and the free combination routine event. The solo requires a swimmer to synchronise a routine to music, while the free grouping routine is considered a fan-favorite and incorporates a variety of different routines into one four and a half minute program.

USA Synchro is based in Indianapolis and serves as the National Governing Body for the sport of synchronised swimming, selected as such by the United States Olympic Committee. It is a membership-based and non-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 attain competitive excellence at all levels and to develop broad based participation." Bookmark and Share