- The 2020 FINA Junior World Championships will be held in Quebec City, Canada.
- The 2025 FINA World Championships will come back to Kazan, Russia, exactly 10 years after the previous edition.
- Similarly, the 2027 FINA World Championships will happen in Budapest, Hungary.
- The 2020 Olympic medals have been unveiled! They have all been manufactured out of recycled household appliances like cellphones, provided by the Japanese population over the last few years.
- Gokce Akgun from Turkey‘s mixed duet wrote on his Instagram that he was ending his competitive career after a difficult season riddled with problems. While he did not go into details, we did witness issues finding a stable pair for this mixed duet, with Akgun being partnered with three different women in a year. We wish him the best in his next endeavors.
- No vacation yet for the French team, which went straight from Gwangju into a camp with Stephan Miermont to start working on ideas and choreography for next season.
Videos & Vlogs
- Treading Water is a documentary on the journey of Australia‘s Ethan Calleja, the first male for the nation to compete in the mixed duet at worlds. Get to know him through this 13-minute video as he makes his debut at the China Open, and prepares for Gwangju.
- Bregje and Noortje de Brouwer from the Netherlands have released a vlog about their training camp in Chiba, Japan, before the world championships.
- The Hungarian national team also uploaded a few vlogs, including from their world series stop in the U.S., and another from their next competition in Canada.
- Mexico‘s Nuria Diosdado, sponsored by Adidas, was recently featured by the brand on all social media platforms.
- Russia’s Svetlana Romashina posted a few videos since our last Sync Up. The first one features a ridiculously impressive barracuda spin with a few changes in directions, while the second one is a lot more fun with the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge.’
- English comedian Arron Crascall took on synchronized swimming, and tried to replicate some moves from athletes at the 2015 European Games. A good laugh for your mid-week lull.
Article by Christina Marmet