CONGRATS to Corinne Harris, Silver Medalist!

At the first routines competition for the Pacific Association of Synchronized Swimming in Northern California last weekend (March 1st), not many Soloists earned bragging rights for being in the TOP 3 in their age groups. In fact, what makes Corinne's bragging rights extra special is that she is an athlete with a disability (Autism). Corinne swims for the Cypress Synchro Club (Seaside) in the Northern California area bay city of Monterey. Her coach, Patricia Jones said that although Corinne is their first AWD synchro swimmer, she can swim synchro exceptionally well. Coach Patricia was most impressed with her figures at the figures meet in January, saying that she ranked very high and hopes th

SYNCHRO TAIWAN Successful in building up AWD within their synchro program! Will host the AWD Synchro

Synchro Taiwan's Head Coach, Julia Startchenko says she is making great progress on with the AWD in their novice/intermediates program in her club and already has 8 swimmers with various disabilities participating, including some who are visually impaired! With the help of our SS-AWD group, she is also working on the First Annual Synchro Symposium for Athletes with Disabilities, which will be from June 19th to June 21st, 2015. It will feature an Aquatics Festival on the 3rd day with a water show, an open exhibition AND an AWD display of routines as a 'practice tournament'.Flyers will be emailed in March/April 2015 to many Synchro clubs and Federations in Asia and throughout the World. Those

Synchro Taiwan features FIRST blind male synchro swimmer from Taiwan!

Synchro Taiwan, already in the midst of planning the first official AWD Synchronized Swimming Symposium this coming June 2015, is already creating another 'First' with introducing their first visually impaired male synchronized swimmer! Sammy started the program last October and has already passed his novice phase! With the announcement from FINA of allowing 'Mixed Pairs' for the sports of diving and synchronized swimming, this brings exciting news for Taiwan, who will now have a male swimmer in training. Perhaps, we may be 'treated' to a short duet demonstration at the Synchro Symposium this June! Welcome Sammy! It is not really 'known' how many visually impaired synchro swimmers exist, but

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