LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – The Nassau County Aquatic Center, site of swimming events at the 1998 Goodwill Games, will host the U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championships beginning Friday, June 24. The event runs through July 2 and is expected to include more than 1,000 swimmers.
“We are very excited to go back to Long Island,” said USA Synchro CEO Myriam Glez. “Last year, Long Island hosted our U.S. Open Championships, and we had a great event. The facilities are fantastic for synchronized swimming and the city has been very supportive.”
Swimmers will vie for medals in solo, duet and team in the 18-19, 16-17, 13-15 and 12 and under age groups. Free combo will be held in the 16-19 and 13-15 divisions.
The championships will be streamed live by TakeItLive at http://takeitlive.tv/livesynchro/.
“We are honored to host the U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championships here on Long Island,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President and CEO of the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission. “This prestigious nine-day event not only injects $2 million into our local economy and increases job offerings in the hospitality and sporting industry, but it also brings our community further together – supporting a great cause.”
Daily admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under the age of 12 (free admission for children under 2). Daily tickets and an All-Event pass ($35 valid June 25-July 2) can be purchased at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Built in 1998 for the International Goodwill Games, the Nassau County Aquatic Center is widely recognized as one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S. It regularly hosts major swimming and diving competitions, as well as local high school events and swim clubs. Dozens of U.S. and world swimming records have been set at the 80,000-square-foot Aquatic Center.
About USA Synchro
USA Synchro was established as a nonprofit organization in 1977, and is the United States national governing body for the sport, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur) — the international governing federation.
USA Synchro organizes, participates in, and promotes a variety of competitive events each year. These events begin at the local level and continue in the following categories: Age Group (12-19), Junior (15-18), Senior and Masters (20+).
For more information, visit http://www.usasynchro.org, facebook.com/usasynchro and @usasynchro