US synchro swimmers take top spots at FINA World Masters Championships

Aug. 01, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

INDIANAPOLIS - Several U.S. synchronized swimmers claimed spots on the podium Friday at the FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Swimmers aged 25 to 80-plus are competing for medals in solo, duet, team and free combo at the Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex.

Joy Dahlgren of Redwood Empire was a double medalist, winning gold in the 80 and over solo free with 103.250 points and silver in the 70-79 duet free with Susan Berg (101.838 points).

Other gold medalists included:

·         30-39 solo free - Kanako Kitao (California Synchro Masters), 175.112 points

·         40-49 solo free - Lucie Svrcinova (MAC Synchro Masters), 147.700

·         60-69 solo free - Nancy Weiman (DC Synchromasters), 127.575

·         70-79 solo free - Holly Kyle (Redwood Empire), 114.7

·         60-69 duet free - Linda Pollock and Jill Starling (Sunset Athletic Club), 118.200

·         70-79 duet free - Penelope De Meules and Elaine Rohr (Unsyncables of La Mirada), 102.112

Also winning medals were:

·         50-59 solo free – Bronze for Karen Rosolowski (Unsyncables of La Mirada), 132.151 points

·         60-69 solo free – Silver for Mika Soya-Kelly (California Synchro Masters) 126.201

·         60-69 duet free – Silver for Margo McGrath and Sharon Mills (Redwood Empire), 117.600

·  70-79 duet free – Silver for Susan Berg and Joy Dahlgren (Redwood Empire), 101.838; bronze for  Jeanne Newmark and Phyllis Newmark (MAC Synchro Masters), 99.7000

Competition continues Saturday with the team free routines.