Federal Way To Host 2014 eSynchro Age Group Championships
INDIANAPOLIS - More
than 1,000 athletes from across the country will compete in the largest
synchronized swimming event in the world when the 2014 eSynchro Age Group
Championships begin June 26 in Federal Way, Wash.
ranging in age from 11 to 19 will compete June 26-July 5 for titles in
solo, duet, trio and team events, with some hoping to use this meet as a
vehicle for selection to national and college teams.
Pacific Northwest Association of Synchronized Swimming is hosting the event at
Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center.
“Our association is excited to host swimmers
from across the country,” said Tori
Johnson, president of the Pacific Northwest Association of Synchronized
want competitors to have a memorable experience in Federal Way and the Pacific
Northwest, enjoy the competition and check out our beautiful corner of the
Synchronized swimming requires a unique
combination of strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and speed, all done
while holding your breath and moving rapidly across a pool without touching the
To qualify for the 2014 eSynchro Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships, swimmers have been training for 10 months,
competing in progressively more difficult meets in hopes of earning a spot to
represent their region and club in Federal Way.
The host site’s area has a “golden” reputation in
synchronized swimming history. While the first recorded competition was in 1891
in Berlin, Germany, Team USA brought home the first Olympic gold medals during
the debut Olympiad in 1984. Tracie Ruiz
and Candy Costie of Seattle won gold
in the duet competition. Their coach, Charlotte
Davis, will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame this
year, the 30th anniversary of the gold medal win.
Admission is $10 per day, or $25 for an all-event pass. More information can be found at: www.synchro2014nationals.org and www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/2014/June/27/2014-Age-Group-Championships.