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The Give and Support Campaign is an annual fundraising campaign with the purpose of raising money to assist in paying our organization's regular, ongoing expenses. Each year we will focus on an area that is critical to USA Synchro's current and future success. This initial campaign will support our National Team, but future campaigns can and will include other programs.
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Kevin Warner Judy McGowan
Executive Director President
USA Synchro USA Synchro
Read about one of our 2015 National Team athletes as she tells her story.
My name is Claire Margaret Barton. I was born in San Diego, CA on August 28, 1996. After a year in San Diego, my family moved to the Bay Area and I have called Los Gatos my hometown ever since. I love the water, beach and pool…I’m definitely a California girl!
My synchronized swimming career started at age six with the Los Gatos Angelfish. Before synchro, I did some gymnastics, but synchro was the first sport I tried and really enjoyed. At the time, those thirty minute practices once a week were a huge challenge for me, little did I know I would be spending hours at the pool everyday in the future and balancing school. I joined the Santa Clara Aquamaids after five years with the Angelfish.
Two years later, I made my first national team and travelled to Italy (my favorite country!! …other than the US of course!) for the Comen Cup. 2012-2014 I was on the US Junior National team and went to Greece for Junior Worlds, Puerto Rico for Pan American Games, and Finland for Junior Worlds respectively.
It’s crazy to think I have spent two thirds of my life in synchro, but I am thankful for everything that it’s taught me. A lot of people don’t understand why I’ve given up so much of my life for this sport, but every birthday party or school dance I missed was worth it. Nothing beats walking out on deck at an international competition and hearing USA, USA, U-S-A being chanted in the background. I am so excited to be on this year’s Senior Team 1 and look forward to representing the US at World Championships in Kazan, Russia in August. My long-term goal is the Olympics and I work as hard as I can each day to get there! Go Team USA!!