USA Synchro Announces Pan Am Games, FINA World Championships Teams

USA Synchro announced Friday the national teams that will compete at the Pan American Games and FINA World Championships this summer.

The 2015 Pan American Games will be held July 10-26 in Toronto. The FINA World Championships is scheduled for Aug. 5-16 in Kazan, Russia.

The swimmers selected for the U.S. team that will compete at the Pan American Games are:

Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y.)
Claire Barton (Los Gatos, Calif.)
Mary Killman (Spencer, Okla.)
Mariya Koroleva (Concord, Calif.)
Isabel Malcolmson (San Jose, Calif.)
Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Sarah Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas)
Karensa Tjoa (San Jose, Calif.)
Alison Williams (Northridge, Calif.)
Replacement athlete: Phoebe Coffin (Los Gatos, Calif.)

The U.S. duet that will compete at the Pan Am Games will be announced later this month.

The swimmers selected for the U.S. team that will compete at the FINA World Championships are:

Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y.)
Claire Barton (Los Gatos, Calif.)
Phoebe Coffin (Los Gatos, Calif.)
Olivia Ekberg (Gilbert, Ariz.)
Mary Killman (Spencer, Okla.)
Mariya Koroleva (Concord, Calif.)
Isabel Malcolmson (San Jose, Calif.)
Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Sarah Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas)
Karensa Tjoa (San Jose, Calif.)
Alison Williams (Northridge, Calif.)
Replacement athlete: Danielle Emma (Los Gatos, Calif.)

The U.S. duets (including mixed duet) that will compete at the FINA World Championships will be announced shortly before the event.

The swimmers for the national teams were selected following trials in Moraga, Calif., this past weekend. The 2015 U.S. Pan American Synchronized Swimming Team is subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

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: Senior (15 & O), Junior (15-18), Junior Olympic (19 & U), Collegiate and Masters (20+).

Swimming News is courtesy of USA Synchro.

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