The Synchrogator team has achieved national and international ranking, highlighted by seven Junior Olympic Championships and many National Synchronized Swimming Championships.
38 time Ohio Association State Synchronized Swimming Champions
National Age Group Champions 1989, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
- Silver Medalists 1994, 1996, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014
- Bronze Medalists 1995
- Scandinavian Open Champions 1992
- Olympic Festival Champions 1993
- US Open Duet Champions 1993
- US Junior Solo & Duet Champions 1993
Former Synchrogator at 2004 Olympics in Greece
Alumna Becky Jasontek represented the USA and the Synchrogators by winning a Bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece.
Most importantly the Synchrogator team objective has been to train and nurture young women to instill in them the values, confidence, and leadership skills to become successful in any of their endeavors. Almost all of our swimmers continue to college and we have former synchrogators attending Duke, University of Florida, William and Mary, University of Richmond, and Ohio State, just to name a few.
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Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships
Over 40 Years of Success
The Gamble Nippert YMCA synchronized swimming team was organized by Ginny Jasontek in September, 1969. The aquatic swim team began with 14 young swimmers and now has a roster of approximately 45-50. Early milestones include:
The first Synchronized Swimming Show in 1970. This has grown to become an annual event.
Competition in the first Ohio meet in 1970
Formerly there were two synchro programs in Cincinnati; one at Lyons YMCA (Sea Lyons) and one at GNY (Synchrogators). In 1993 at the request of the YMCA the two teams merged to become a metro YMCA synchronized swim team with GNY being the lead YMCA for the team.
The original goals of the program are still relevant today:
1) Build a strong competitive team whose staff provides quality instruction to aspiring young athletes.
2) Create an environment in which sport is a positive and challenging avenue, where respect and dignity are practiced, and young people develop the character and values to achieve greatness in both sport and in life.
These goals could not have been achieved without the support and passion of all the coaches who contributed to the program through the years. Ginny’s daughter, Julie, continues this tradition and has been coaching since 1996.
Throughout the years, our numbers have remained constant – serving around 50 aquatic athletes per year with ages of 7 years old to 19 years old. We are proud of a long history of excellence and of the athletes we have nurtured who continue to serve the sport of Synchronised Swimming as judges and coaches. We have over 60 aquatic athletes who have gone on to become National Collegiate athletes and All Americans and many who have made the USA National Team.
Why Synchronized Swimming
It is fun, with opportunities to make close friendships with teammates and competitors.
It is a unique aquatic sport that develops grace, strength, and endurance.
Synchronized swimming is competitive and motivational.
Synchronized swimmers learn life skills: teamwork, time management, respect, commitment, perseverance, and co-operation.
Cognitive skills are developed including counting, memorization, rhythm, coordination, and visualization.
Synchro is fulfilling: mastery of complex skills, positions, and movements develops a swimmer’s sense of accomplishment.
Water sports are physically challenging but gentle on joints and synchro has a low risk of injury.