Sydney hosts synchronised swimming Australia Open

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Sydney welcomed the biggest national synchronised swimming championships ever held in Australia this weekend at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

 

The 2015 Synchronised Swimming Australia Open and Age Group Championships were held from Friday 24 until Sunday 26 April featuring teams from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia.

 

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said synchronised swimming combines speed, strength and endurance with the precision, flexibility and acrobatic athleticism of gymnastics.

 

“Sydney-siders had the opportunity to see our current and future Olympians over three incredible days of events at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre,” Mr Ayres said.

 

“The event included performances and routines from competitors as young as 8 years old all the way through to Masters,” Mr Ayres added.

 

Head of Synchro Australia Brian Miller said the competition showcased athletes in their preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

 

In addition to the competition events, the national team performed  technical routines comprised of the highest level of difficulty and most challenging technical elements and which form part of the national team selection for these Olympic hopefuls on their Road to Rio 2016.

 

For more information go to: www.synchronsw.com

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