While the Texas Longhorns and Georgia Bulldogs were off winning the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center was playing host to another collegiate aquatics championship: the 2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships.
While many athletics departments have their synchro teams aligned among their other varsity sports programs, it’s not yet a recognized NCAA sport. Instead, this annual event is organized by USA Synchro – the sport’s national governing body and equivalent of USA Swimming – who recognizes 21 varsity programs.
Over the four-day meet that concluded on Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal came away with the overall team title, beating-out their primary rivals the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Final Team Standings
|The Ohio State University||2||92.0|
|University of the Incarnate Word||3||75.0|
|University of Florida Gator Synchro||4||59.0|
|University of Arizona||5||55.0|
|University of Minnesota||7||35.5|
|Boston University Synchro Swim||8||29.5|
|University of Pennsylvania||9||21.0|
|College of William & Mary||10||20.0|
|University of Richmond||11||18.0|
|University of Central Florida SynchroKnights||12||16.0|
|University of Michigan||13||13.0|
|Arizona State University||14||12.0|
|Miami University Marlins||16||5.0|
For complete event-by-event results, click here.
Below, see videos for each of the four disciplines of synchro, courtesy TakeItLive.