I just returned from a very exciting US Collegiate Championships in Oxford, Ohio. I can’t remember a meet where the three top teams have been within .1 of one another, with a tie for silver. Congratulations to all of the swimmers and coaches for a job well done. Congratulations to Lori Eaton, staff and swimmers on Lindenwood University winning their first High Point Award at Collegiate Championships. As always, the meet was well organized and ran smoothly thanks to the Cincinnati Synchrogators Parents‘ Club and the Aquatics’ Staff at Miami University – thank you!
In a little more than a week we will be off to Oro Valley for our US National Championships. The new format with three divisions should be very exciting. Let me take this opportunity to wish all of the coaches and swimmers good luck.
This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of synchronized swimming in the Olympic Games. We will be doing a number of things beginning with Worldwide Olympic Day, June 23rd and concluding at our Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on September19th.
On Saturday, July 19th we will be holding a reunion for all of our Olympians in Las Vegas. It will be lots of fun with a program to honor the athletes. It will double as a fundraiser for our future Olympians.
On February 10th we hired Lila Meesseman-Bakir to serve as Education and Technical Coordinator. Those of you at the Coaches College will remember meeting her there.
By now all of you should have seen the press release on both our website and Facebook page that Kevin Warner is now serving as Executive Director. He has received many emails of congratulation and support.
Dates to Remember
Here are a few dates that you need to remember:
- June 19th – final day to submit changes to governance and/or rules
- Governance Chair – Scotti Nichols
- Rules Chair – Irene Hawes
- June 23rd – Worldwide Olympic Day (more to come on this)
- July 19th –Celebrating 30 Years of Synchronized Swimming in the Olympics
- August 6th – All committee reports due to office
- August 15th – Convention packet to be emailed to members
- September 1st- Last day to submit nominations for awards
Thank you for your continued support of our athletes and programs. I hope to see you in Oro Valley.