2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming

Gainesville Sports Commission will be hosting the last event in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center before it closes for complete renovation until late fall of 2016, leaving the 648,000-gallon pool behind with a synchronized splash.


Gainesville, FL—The long anticipated, 2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championship will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center at the University of Florida. Over 150 of the nation’s top collegiate synchro swimmers are set to compete. Practice rounds will kick-off on Wednesday, March 23rd, followed by three competition days, Thursday, March 24th, Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th.

The USA Synchro is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of synchronized swimming and by FINA as a constituent member of the United States Aquatic Sports for participation in the Olympic games. USA Synchro unites, promotes and inspires athletes to achieve sustained competitive and personal excellence in the women’s Olympic sport of synchronized swimming.

Tickets are required to attend all events and are on sale now. You may pre-purchase your tickets now by calling the Gainesville Sports Commissions office at 352-338-9300 or email: info@gainesvillesportscommission.com.

You may also purchase tickets on the day of the event at Gate 2’s ticket window.

COST of Tickets; Thursday $10, Friday $10, Saturday $15 or All Three Day Event Pass $30.

Parking will be permitted at the O’Connell Center Parking lot, and is located on the corner of W. University Avenue and Gale Lemerand Drive.

To get live social media updates and tweets throughout the event using, please “like” Gainesville Sports Commission and USA Synchro on Facebook and follow @GvilleSports, and @USASynchro on Twitter and look out for competition hash tags #USCN16 and #Gainesville.

Tune-in to TakeItLive.TV on Saturday to watch LIVE streaming coverage of the finals!

More detailed information can be found on the Gainesville Sports Commission website: Click Here

 2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championship

March 23 – 26 Stephen C. O’Connell Center Gainesville, Florida

Wednesday, March 23
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Lap Swimming Only
8:00 AM 5:30 PM Assigned practice with music – See separate schedule
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration at the pool
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Judges testing
4:00 PM Exhibition routine declarations due – no exceptions!
5:15 PM 7:00 PM Athletes meeting in Pool Area
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Coaches meeting in Gate 2 – 1st Level Hospitality Area
5:30 PM Draws for Preliminary Routines and Technical Categories posted
Thursday, March 24
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Lap Swimming Only
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Open Pool
9:30 AM 9:50 AM Warm-up Solo Preliminary – One Group
9:50 AM 11:05 AM Solo Preliminary Competition
11:05 AM 11:25 AM Warm-up Duet Preliminary – First Group
11:25 AM 11:45 AM Warm-up Duet Preliminary – Second Group
11:45 AM 1:25 PM Duet Preliminary Competition
1:25 PM 1:45 PM Warm-up Trio Preliminary – First Group
1:45 PM 2:05 PM Warm-up Trio Preliminary – Second Group
2:05 PM 3:15 PM Trio Preliminary Competition
3:15 PM 4:45 PM Open Pool
Friday, March 25
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Open Pool
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Warm-up “D” Technical
10:30 AM 11:40 AM “D” Technical competition
11:40 AM 12:10 PM Warm-up “C” Technical
12:10 PM 1:00 PM “C” Technical competition
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Warm-up “B” Technical
1:30 PM 2:30 PM “B” Technical competition
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Warm-up “A” Technical
3:00 PM 3:55 PM “A” Technical competition
3:55 PM 4:15 PM Warm-up Team Preliminary – First Group
4:15 PM 4:35 PM Warm-up Team Preliminary – Second Group
4:35 PM 4:55 PM Warm-up Team Preliminary – Third Group
4:55 PM 5:15 PM Warm-up Team Preliminary – Fourth Group
5:15 PM 6:35 PM Team Preliminary Competition
6:35 PM 6:50 PM Draws for Final Routine Events
Saturday March 26
7:15 AM 7:30 AM Lap Swimming Only
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Open Pool
8:30 AM 9:10 AM Warm-up for Trio and Duet Finals
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM 10:35 AM Trio Finals
10:35 AM 10:45 AM Official’s Break
10:45 AM 11:50 AM Duet Finals
11:50 AM 12:10 PM Warm-up for Solo Finals
12:10 PM 12:30 PM Warm-up for Team Finals – First Group
12:30 PM 12:50 PM Warm-up for Team Finals – Second Group
12:50 PM 1:10 PM Warm-up for Team Finals – Third Group
1:10 PM 2:05 PM Solo Finals
2:05 PM 2:15 PM Official’s Break
2:15 PM 3:30 PM Team Finals
3:50 PM 4:50 PM Parade of Athletes and Awards