USA Synchro is saddened to learn of the passing of Esther Williams. Her movies with a swimming theme inspired many young girls and women to get into the pool and try to copy her movements. I was one of those young girls who aspired to move through the water like Esther Williams. Her place in Hollywood's history is legendary. She has also earned an important place in our early history by inspiring many of our leaders who took us from water ballet to the competitive sport of synchronized swimming. We are grateful for her inspiration.
I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest sympathies to her husband and children as they mourn her passing. I also hope that all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her will take time to celebrate a life well lived.
Judy McGowan, President USA Synchro