July 23, 2009
FIFTEEN NATIONS TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING COMPETITION IN HUNTERSVILLE
HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics (HFFA) and the Town of Huntersville will be working more than 140 athletes and coaches from 15 nations for the UANA Pan American Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships August 13 - 15, 2009, at HFFA. The internationally-sanctioned competition features team, duet, solo and free routine combination synchronized swimming performances and awards medals to the top finishers in each event.
Open to national teams from the Americas and the Caribbean, the following 15 nations will represented: Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherland, Antilles, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela.
A family-friendly event, the UANA Pan American Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships features preliminaries and finals in HFFA's 50-meter pool.
Additional activities for spectators include a colorful Parade of Athletes on Friday, August 14, and the Sync or Swim Family Festival in the park on Saturday, August 15. An abbreviated event schedule* follows; for a more detailed schedule, visit www.hffa.com/syncorswim.
Thursday, August 13
8:30am - 11am Solo Preliminary Competition
12pm - 2:30pm - Duet Preliminary Competition
4pm - 5:30pm - Team Preliminary Competition
Friday, August 14
9:30am - 12:30pm - Figures Competition
6:15pm - 10pm - Parade of Athletes; Solo & Team Final Competition and Awards
Saturday, August 15
9am - 1pm - Sync or Swim Family Festival in the Park
10am - 4:30pm - Duet Final Competition & Free Combination Final Competition
*Schedule subject to change.
Raised spectator seating is available poolside with views of both the pool and the awards podium. Weeklong passes for the entire event, August 13-15, are available at $12. Daily tickets, good for any one day of competition August 13, 14, or 15, are $8 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under. All tickets may be ordered online at www.hffa.com/syncorswim.com or purchased in person on the day of the event at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics.
About the UANA Pan American Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships:
The 2009 UANA Pan American Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships are coming to HFFA August 13-15. Event partners include Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Charlotte, Visit Lake Norman, Rodgers Builders, Just Fresh, LKN Sports Grille, Prickly Pear, and Red Rocks Cafe. For event tickets, schedules, and information, visit www.hffa.com/syncorswim or call 704-766-2222.
About Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics (HFFA):
Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics is about family, fitness and fun. Dedicated HFFA staffers produce an exciting variety of programs and partnerships that connect the community and enable members to experience and achieve the most in health, wellness, and total fitness. Built in 2001, the 88,000-square-foot HFFA facility features state-of-the-art aquatic and fitness components, including a 50-meter pool, a 25-yard warm water pool, an outdoor family fun pool, full-court gymnasium, complete fitness center, and group exercise studio. As the only public facility in the Southeast with an Olympic-sized, 50-meter competition pool and 10-meter dive tower, HFFA regularly hosts aquatics events with up to 2,000 spectators for regional, national, and international swim and dive competitions. For more information, please call (704) 766-2222 or visit www.hffa.com.
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