USA Synchro has selected Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y.) and Mariya Koroleva (Concord, Calif.) as the duet for the 2016 U.S. Olympic qualification synchronized swimming team.
USA Synchro will celebrate its Olympic past and look toward continued Olympic success when it hosts its second annual “Sequins, Glitter and Gold” fundraiser Sept. 19.
U.S. swimmers finished with 15 total medals at the championships, including nine gold, three silver and three bronze.
USA Synchro, the national governing body for synchronized swimming, announced Friday it will relocate the organization’s headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs, Colo., by the end of the year.
In Synchronized Swimming Free Combination Finals, after taking Gold in Team Free yesterday Russia takes Gold again in their home country with a score of 98.3000.
The U.S. national synchronized swimming team finished 12th in the team free final Friday at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (Image courtesy of Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)
Like all the days so far here in Kazan, Russia, it’s been a very exciting day. Russia scored the gold…
In Synchronized Swimming Team Free Finals, Defending World Champions, Russia takes Gold again in their home country with a score of 98.4667. (Courtesy of Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)
First ever Mixed Duet Free, Bill May (USA), after winning the first ever Mixed Gold in the Technical, settles for Silver in the Free, with Kristina Lum-Underwood, just .2666 behind the Russians.
Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva (USA) score 84.9667, good enough for 11th place, 8.6333 points off the podium.
First ever Mixed Duet Free, After settling for Silver in the Technical, Aleksandr Maltsev and Darina Valitova comeback to win Gold by just .2666 over the Americans.
Four time USA champ, Mary Killman (USA) finished 9th in the technical and now tied for 8th in the free, with 86.6000 points, 8.3000 off the podium.
2009 and 2011 World Champ Natalia Ishchenko (RUS) returned to compete at home scoring 97.2333 to win Gold again, by 1.5333 points
May and Lum Underwood lead Russia duo; U.S. women’s duet in 11th place; Team USA in 12th in team free prelim
“The girls had more energy, and it was overall a better swim than prelims,” U.S. national team coach Myriam Glez said.