USA Synchro receives grant from US Synchronized Swimming Foundation

Dec. 06, 2019, 1:55 p.m. (ET)

Colorado Springs, Colo., (December 06, 2019)—USA Synchro has been awarded a 2019-2020 grant from the United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation (USSSF) to advance multiple areas of the organization. All aimed as providing better services to our members.The $49,520 grant was one of 39 awarded by the USSSF to organizations across the country to further the development of synchronized swimming in the United States.

The grant funds will be allocated to four specific programs that USA Synchro is focused on improving in 2020. Judge education, coach education, male synchro and Rising Star Program are the four programs that will be positively impacted by these funds.

The USSSF gave more than $82,000 in grants for 2019-2020 to develop the sport of synchronized swimming in the U.S.—a sport which requires a unique combination of strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and speed. Synchronized swimmers not only excel in swimming, but also undergo extensive gymnastics, ballet and strength training to be able to perform the high-energy, athletic, precise and entertaining routines for which the sport is known. USA Synchro was founded in 1979, and currently has a membership of over 6,000 athletes. Athletes range in age from five to 86.

USA Synchro CEO, Adam Andrasko said, “It was with great foresight that the Foundation was created in 1985. It was with even greater care and attention that the members of USSSF have managed the funds used to start the Foundation. Thanks to all members of the Foundation for what you do for USA Synchro and the membership. We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot more to look forward to because of you.“

The United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation exists to support grassroots development; educational opportunities for coaches, athletes and officials; and the development of synchronized swimming in the United States. It was established in 1984 to manage synchronized swimming’s endowment, seeded by its share of profits from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the past 35 years, the USSSF has made grants totaling $2.5 million and benefitting thousands of athletes and coaches. For more information, visit www.synchrofoundation.org or contact Karen Rosolowski, USSSF president, at President@synchrofoundation.org.