US Collegiate Championships set to begin at Miami University
INDIANAPOLIS - The
top collegiate synchronized swimmers in the country – including a 2012 U.S.
Olympian – will compete for national titles at the 2014 U.S. Collegiate National
Synchronized Swimming Championships March 20-22 in Oxford, Ohio.
championships, to be held at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center on the campus
of Miami University, will feature solo, duet, trio and team competition, with
all finals on Saturday, March 22.
very excited to return to Miami University for a National Championship and
specifically the 2014 U.S. Collegiate National Synchronized Swimming
Championships,” said USA Synchro Executive Director Kevin Warner. “We enjoy being in the facility, and the staff
at Miami University and Cincinnati YMCA Synchrogators are a wonderful
partnership for USA Synchro. We expect to have a great competition for the
will be sold on-site March 20-22. Ticket sales will open 30 minutes prior to
the first event start time each day. Prices are as follows: All-event pass,
$30; single-day passes, Thursday: $10; Friday: $10; Saturday: $15.
The event will be webcast free at http://takeitlive.tv/livesynchro/ starting March 20.
Butler County community is very proud to welcome the 2014 US Collegiate
National Synchronized Swimming Championships to Miami University,” said Mark Hecquet, Executive Director of the
Butler County Visitors Bureau. “An event of this caliber is an asset to any
destination. We are excited to continue our relationship with USA Synchronized
Swimming, Miami University and the Cincinnati YMCA Synchrogators, and we look
forward to hosting a first-class competition for all participants and
members of the 2014 U.S. National Squad – Emma
Baranski (Ohio State), Elizabeth
Davidson (Ohio State), Lorraine Hack
(Ohio State), Sydney Sprinkle
(University of the Incarnate Word) and Katy Wiita
(University of the Incarnate Word) will compete at the championships. Two 2012 Olympians
will also be competing: Mary Killman
(Lindenwood University), who finished 11th in the duet (with Mariya
Koroleva) for the U.S., and her Lindenwood teammate Reem Abdalazem, who represented Egypt
at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Swimmers from the following
collegiate teams will compete: University of Arizona, Arizona State Synchro
Devils, Canisius College, Colorado State Synchro, Gator Synchro, University of the
Incarnate Word, Lindenwood University, Miami University Marlins, University of
Michigan, Ohio State Synchro, University of Pennsylvania, University of
Richmond, Stanford University, Wheaton
College, College of William & Mary.
won its seventh national title at last year’s championships in Palo Alto,
Calif., topping 2012 champion Ohio State by 19 points.
For more information about the 2014 U.S. Collegiate
Championships, visit http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/2014/March/19/2014-US-Collegiate-Nationals.
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.
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
more information, visit http://www.usasynchro.org,
facebook.com/usasynchro and @usasynchro
About the Butler
County Visitors Bureau
County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is the premier regional destination marketing
organization for group and leisure tourism in Butler County, Ohio. It is
dedicated to contributing to a thriving local economy through a strong regional
and national tourism presence. Butler County is a premier amateur sports
destination. Its first-class facilities, easy accessibility and dedicated
sports community make it a popular destination for a wide variety of athletic
information on hosting events in Butler County, or to request a free Visitors
Guide, visit www.GetToTheBC.com
or call 888-462-2282.