INDIANAPOLIS – More than 275 synchronized swimmers gathered in La Mirada this past weekend for the 36th annual U.S. Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships. The three-day event took place at the Splash - La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center and featured some of the world's top masters synchronized swimmers, who ranged in age from 20 to 90+ years old. Athletes competed for overall team and individual titles in the solo, duet, trio, team and combo events.
US Masters Synchronized Swimming Championships Finish Competition in La Mirada
The Unsyncables of La Mirada took the overall high-point award with 255 points, marking the ninth high-point title the Unsyncables have claimed in 13 years. The Redwood Empire took home second place with 122 points while the MAC Synchro Masters grabbed third place with 99 points. In total, 36 teams competed.
Teams competed for overall team and individual titles in the solo, duet, trio, team and combo events. The Southern California Association served as the host of the national event.
Synchronized swimming requires a combination of strength, precision, grace and teamwork, which proves to be a preferred fitness activity for older adults by leading sports medicine professionals.
Complete results can be found at http://www.usasynchro.org/Events/Champs/10masters.htm. For more information contact Taylor Payne, 317.507.3410 (mobile).
About USA Synchro
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 non-for-profit organization that 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."