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The Incredible Eight of USA Synchro

By Emily Falkenberg | June 05, 2019, 11:06 a.m. (ET)


Photo by Liz Corman Announcing USA Synchro's National Team


Introducing USA Synchro’s Incredible Eight

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado) – USA Synchro announced today the nine athletes named to the U.S. Senior National Team that will represent the United States for the 2019-2020 season. These athletes will compete in the duet and team events internationally, including representing Team USA at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, for a chance to secure their spot at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

2019-2020 Roster (Alternate To Be Determined)

Anita Alvarez** – Buffalo, New York – (Duet Athlete)

Paige Areizaga – Palm Coast, Florida

Nicole Goot – San Jose, California

Hannah Heffernan – Las Vegas/Reno, Nevada

Daniella Ramirez – Miami, Florida

Ruby Remati – Andover, Massachusetts (Duet Athlete)

Abby Remmers – Sugar Land, Texas

Lindi Schroeder – Andover, Massachusetts (Duet Athlete)

Emmanuella Tchakmakjian – New Canaan, Connecticut

*All Pan American Games roster nominations are pending approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

**Rio 2016 Olympian

Six months ago the coaching staff of USA Synchro changed significantly. Spain’s most decorated aquatics Olympian, Andrea Fuentes was named head coach, while two-time Olympian, Reem Abdalazem joined as an assistant, and together they have transformed the team with unique choreography and elements never before seen in synchronized swimming competition.

With only one returning Olympian on the roster, the average age of the team is 17, but USA Synchro CEO, Adam Andrasko, said their age is just one of their biggest assets.

“This team will change everyone’s perception of what a synchronized swimmer is, and in the process, aim to qualify the full U.S. team for the Olympic Games for the first time since Beijing 2008,” Andrasko said. “The entire synchro community is energized by our “Incredible Eight.””

In July, the team will compete at the Fina World Championships in Gwangju, Korea before the qualifying opportunity at the Pan American Games.


Read more about Team USA HERE