Team USA Takes Fifth in Duet at FINA World Cup

Sept. 17, 2010, 12 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – The 2010 FINA World Cup got underway this week with Friday’s competition highlighted by the tech and free duet events. The United States finished in the fifth-place position with a 90.500. Team USA was represented by Meghan Kinney (Mission Viejo, Calif.), who served as the alternate to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, and Michelle Theriault (North Hills, Calif.). Mary Killman (McKinney, Texas) teamed up with Kinney for the tech portion.

China (96.650), Canada (94.750) and Japan (93.300) all appeared on the podium, followed by the Ukraine (92.250).

The solo competition takes place Saturday and will feature 2008-U.S.-Olympic-team-member Christina Jones (Fremont, Calif.). After spending the past year performing in Cirque du Soleil’s “O” Show, Jones returns to the pool to showcase new free and tech solo routines. The team event will take place Sunday.

The 2010 U.S. National Team is led by Jenny Ekhilevsky, who has coached on the international scene for 11 years and served as the 2008 Netherlands' Olympic Coach, and Kimmy McKinley, a former member of the U.S. National Team. The Team has been training in Santa Clara, Calif., since May.

The elite international competition will run Sept. 16-19 at the Changshu Sports Center in
Changshu, China. The event is being hosted by the Chinese Swimming Federation and will crown champions in the solo, duet, team and combination events.

2010 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team includes:
Megan Hansley (New Canaan, Conn.), Christina Jones (Fremont, Calif.), Mary Killman
(McKinney, Texas), Meghan Kinney (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Danielle Kramer (Santa Clara,
Calif.), Michelle Moore (Tonawanda, N.Y.), Olivia Morgan (Lafayette, Calif.), Leah Pinette
(Bristol, Conn.), Paige Ramsey (Playa Del Rey, Calif.), Lauren Robinson (Cincinnati, Ohio),
Michelle Theriault (North Hills, Calif.), and Khadija Zanotto (Los Gatos, Calif.).

Please contact Taylor Payne at or 317-507-3410 for more information
concerning the 2010 U.S. National Team.