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US National Synchro Team Member Katie Reveno Writes Children’s Book

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World contributor.  Since discovering synchronized swimming at the age of 7, Katie Reveno has found her share of success in the water. The Portland, Ore., native grew up winning numerous medals at her local meets and has qualified and competed at the U.S. National Championshi...

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Synchro Q&A with Paola Tirados, Spanish Olympic Medalist

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World contributor Paola Tirados, born in the Canary Islands in 1980, was a member of Spain's synchronized swimming team at three Olympics Games (2000, 2004, 2008) and won a team silver medal in 2008. She enjoyed a highly decorative competitive career, winning 10 World Champio...

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Kanako Spendlove Makes A Rich Life Out Of Synchro

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor. Let’s say you’re an athlete who claims to LOVE your sport. You work hard, you put in the time and you have the talent to earn the hardware. But do you have the talent to compete at the Olympics? Have you worked hard enough to win a medal at a World Champion...

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Synchro Q&A With Candy (Costie) Merrill, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World contributor Candy Merrill (then known as Candy Costie) helped make Olympic history when she and Tracie Ruiz became the first synchronized swimming duet to win Olympic gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Here she discusses her discovery of the sport, her friendship with ...

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Synchro Q&A With Sue Johnson, Olympic Scoring Chair

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World contributor Sue Johnson’s love of math, synchro and golf has given her the world. As the Scoring Chair at seven Olympic Games and a longtime volunteer for the United States Golf Association, Johnson has traveled just about everywhere to offer her scoring expertise. Alon...

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Boales Giving All Athletes A Chance With Synchro

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor Spider-Man speeds along the side of the pool as the crowd begins to cheer. “You got this!” someone yells. Steven Aguirre, aka Spider-Man, stops and squats into position. Soon after his theme song begins, he bounces up and appears to shoot invisible webbing b...

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Q&A with USA Synchro National Team Coach Lolli Montico

by Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor.  U.S. National Team coach Lolli Montico can thank her mom’s inattention to detail for her career in synchronized swimming. Born in Rome, Montico grew up in the water. She was already swimming competitively, winning trophies as the fastest swimmer in her age...

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USA Synchro Announces 13-15 and 12U National Teams

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. – USA Synchro announced the athletes named to the 13-15 and 12 & Under National Teams following the recent U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships. The swimmers were selected after several team trials. There will be two 13-15 national teams and one 12 & Under team. The at...

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Emma Baranski Finishes Collegiate Synchro Career In Style

By Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor. Emma Baranski could not ask for a better ending to her collegiate career. The Ohio State senior captain was competing in her final meet, the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships, last month in OSU's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. She looked up at...

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Synchro Q&A: Stanford Coach Sara Lowe

By Dax Lowery Sara Lowe, now in her fifth season as head coach of the Stanford University synchronized swimming team, hopes to lead the Cardinal to another title as the U.S. Collegiate Championships get set to begin in Columbus, Ohio, this week. Lowe, who guided Stanford to its eighth collegiate tit...

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Alvarez, Woroniecki Set to Make Duet Debut at French Open

Commentary by Dax Lowry, Swimming World Contributor Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y.) and Victoria Woroniecki (Palm Coast, Fla.), members of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming National Squad, are set to make their debut as a duet Friday at the Make Up For Ever French Open in Paris. The event runs through Su...

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Speed Coach Tiffany Forbes Boosts Synchro Swimmers

Commentary by Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor.  Tiffany Forbes didn’t know a lot about synchronized swimming at the time, although she was impressed as she watched members of the U.S. National Squad work out a few years ago. The synchro athletes were sharing a pool with the Orinda (Calif.) Aq...

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Victoria Woroniecki Has Quick Rise to U.S. Senior National Squad

by Dax Lowery, Swimming World Contributor. Victoria Woroniecki is ready to help build on the U.S. synchronized swimming duet’s recent success – and with her idol, no less. Three months ago, Woroniecki was named to the 2017-2020 U.S. Senior National Training Squad, where she trains with 2016 Olympian...