USA Synchro announced on September 14 the hiring of Spanish Olympian Andrea Fuentes as the new head coach for the senior national team, following the resignation of Lolli Montico, who had been in that position since 2015.
In the latest trend amongst Russian swimmers, another star swimmer Alla Shishkina has announced she has already resumed training in the hopes of making the team for the 2019 FINA World Championships and the 2020 Olympic Games.
According to Russia’s head coach Tatiana Pokrovskaya, five-time Olympic champion Svetlana Romashina has decided to continue her career in the sport and to resume training.
The artistic synchronized swimming events at the Asian Games are set to begin in Jakarta at the end of the month, and Japan has decided to try out a new duet for the occasion: Yukiko Inui and Megumu Yoshida.
Spain’s head coach Mayuko Fujiki officially announced its roster today for the European Championships during media day at the CAR de Sant Cugat training center. The 12 members of the senior team have already competed throughout the season and come as no surprise. Moreover and in very exciting news, fans will get to have a look at the nation’s two up-and-coming junior talents Iris Tió and Irene Jimeno, who will compete in the free and technical solo events, respectively.
Spain’s most decorated synchronized swimmer and two-time Olympian Ona Carbonell will not compete at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, from August 3 – 7.
In a change that has likely gone unnoticed by a vast majority, the rules to qualify for the Olympic Games in artistic/synchronized swimming have changed. There were no big announcements from FINA, but the modifications are there.