Senior National Team Set to Compete in Canada

May 30, 2018, 9:03 a.m. (ET)

Team USA will compete in two FINA Artistic Swimming World Series events in North America. The first is in Surrey, B.C., this week before hosting the Synchro America Open, June 6-9, in La Mirada, Calif. (Photo by Mary Ann Alwan)


The U.S. Senior National Synchronized Swimming Team will take part in two legs of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series this week and next, starting Thursday in Surrey, B.C., Canada.

Team USA will compete in the duet, team and free combo events May 31-June 2 at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex.

The U.S. will follow that by hosting the Synchro America Cup, sponsored by Orange County, June 6-9 in La Mirada, Calif.

“I’m excited to see the girls competing in Canada. We made some changes to the routines, and I want to see how they look and if the judges approve them,” U.S. National Team Coach Lolli Montico said. “The athletes should get more confident the more they swim. Technically, they should show more stability and height.”

Competing for Team USA at the Canada Artistic Swimming World Series will be Anita Alvarez (Buffalo, N.Y.), Grace Alwan (Andover, Mass.), Paige Areizaga (Palm Coast, Fla.), Yara Elian (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Nicole Goot (San Jose, Calif.), Hannah Heffernan (Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Neeley (Williamsville, N.Y.), Daniella Ramirez (Miami, Fla.), Ruby Remati (Andover, Mass.), Abby Remmers (Sugar Land, Texas) and team captain Emma Tchakmakjian (New Canaan, Conn.)

Alvarez, a 2016 Olympian, and Remati won two bronze medals at the China Open earlier this year. They will compete in the technical duet. Remati and Elian will take part in the free duet.

FINA will live stream the event at (subscription required).

For more information on the Canada Artistic Swimming World Series, go to

Schedule (all times Pacific)

May 31

6:30 p.m.: Solo tech

7:25 p.m.: Mixed duet tech

7:55 p.m.: Team tech

8:45 p.m.: Medal ceremony

June 1

5:30 p.m.: Team free

6:10 p.m.: Duet tech

7:10 p.m.: Free combo

8 p.m.: Medal ceremony

June 2

11:15 a.m.: Solo free

1:30 p.m.: Duet free

2:40 p.m.: Mixed duet free

3:10 p.m. Highlight team

3:45 p.m.: Medal ceremony