US Junior National Team Continues On At FINA World Junior Synchro Championships
US Junior National Team Continues On At FINA World Junior Championships  


HELSINKI - The U.S. Junior National Team and duet both finished preliminary competition in tenth at the FINA World Junior Championships, after swimming their free routine.  
Photo courtesy of Mika Ruusunen
U.S. Junior National Team practicing before prelims
The competition will continue on August 1st, as the athletes compete in figures, which will be combined with their final routine score.  Both the duet and team hope to move up the rankings with their final routines on August 2nd.


Duet, Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y./Town of Tonawanda Aquettes) and Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif./Walnut Creek Aquanuts), currently have 82.6667 points. The team currently has a score of 82.3000.


Both the team and duet competed recently in the U.S. Open, where they took home top honors in both routines.







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synchronized swimming, appointed as such by the United States Olympic Committee. It is a membership based and not-for-profit organization which services the sport from the grass roots level to the National

Team. The mission statement of USA Synchro is "to provide leadership and resources for the promotion and growth of synchronized swimming, to achieve competitive excellence at all levels and to develop broad based participation."

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