SAN JOSE, Calif., & INDIANAPOLIS – SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular
swim shop, will be the title sponsor of the 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. National
Synchronized Swimming Championships for the second consecutive year. The U.S.
National Championships are being held in Greensboro, N.C., April 9-13.
The title sponsorship is part of a continuing
partnership between SwimOutlet.com and
USA Synchro, which features SwimOutlet.com as
the Official Retailer of USA Synchro and the
presenting sponsor of the organization’s Swimmer-of-the-Month award. SwimOutlet.com
is featuring USA Synchro-branded products on its website for the first time in 2013.
“SwimOutlet.com is proud to support all disciplines within the aquatics sports spectrum,”
said Rob Penner, VP of Sports Marketing for SwimOutlet.com. “By partnering with USA
Synchro we reach all corners of aquatics and introduce even more teams and clubs to our
unmatched team division and affiliate store program.”
“We’re pleased to have SwimOutlet.com behind us again in 2013 as Official Retailer and
title-sponsor of the 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. National Synchronized Swimming
Championships,” said USA Synchro Executive DirectorJulie Fabsik-Swarts.
The 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships will
feature more than 200 athletes competing for USA Synchro’s most important and prestigious
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About USA Synchro
Spectators have been awed by the grace and power of synchronized swimming since the inception of the sport in the early 1900s. Synchronized swimming requires a unique combination of overall body strength and agility, grace and beauty, split-second timing, musical interpretation, stamina and dramatic flair.
The inaugural synchronized swimming U.S. National Championships were held in 1946, just one year after the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) first recognized the sport. A few years later, the 1955 Pan American Games included synchronized swimming events, and the World Aquatic Championships soon followed. After almost 40 years of concerted effort, synchronized swimming was at last included in the Olympic Games in 1984, with the United States winning the first solo and duet Olympic gold medals.
Three events are currently recognized internationally in synchronized swimming: solo, duet and team (eight swimmers). The competitive rules and manner of judging are similar to such sports as figure skating and gymnastics. In the 1996 Olympics, the team event replaced solo and duet competition, which had been a part of the Olympic program since 1984. However, the overwhelming demand for tickets and broad television appeal of the 1996 team event prompted the IOC to reinstate the duet event for 2000.
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: Age Group (12-19), Junior (15-18), Senior and Masters (20+).