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Extractions: HISTORY It started as a male sport, with the earliest recorded competition in 1890 in Berlin. It has persevered under a myriad of names, including artistic, ornamental, scientific, figure or pattern swimming, as well as water ballet. By the turn of the century, though, women had come to the fore of synchronized swimming. A champion Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman delighted audiences with dances performed in a glass tank of water in New York in 1907. Interest began to build. In 1924 in Montreal, the world's first provincial championship was held. The first champion, Peg Seller, became an important pioneer for the fledgling sport, and from there it spread to the US, where it soon flourished in amateur swimming clubs nationwide. Chicago later emerged as the hub of the sport's development, beginning with a stunning display at the 1934 World's Fair. Diver and former gymnast Katherine Curtis trained 60 swimmers, known as The Modern Mermaids, in a series of moves that gave birth to the term "synchronized swimming." It's international popularity soared further when swimmer Esther Williams performed in a string of MGM "aqua musicals" in the 1940s and '50s. By then a contracted star at MGM, she starred in several films, known as "aqua musicals," centered around synchronized swimming. One of the biggest, Million Dollar Mermaid, was an affectionate portrait of Annette Kellerman.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents The great Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman, planted the first seed of what was to become synchronized swimming when she performed "water ballet" in a glass tank at the New York Hippodrome in 1907. Katherine "Kay" Curtis didn't see the performance, but she may well have been inspired by newspaper accounts. As a student at the University of Wisconsin in 1915, Curtis began experimenting with underwater swimming stunts. The following year, she was instrumental in having synchronized swimming added to the school's physical education program for women. Curtis moved on to the University of Chicago, where she founded a water ballet club in 1923. Sixty of her swimmers, known as the "Modern Mermaids," performed at the 1934 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, attracting national and international publicity. The sport quickly became popular among young women in the Chicago area and Curtis developed rules for competition, based essentially on the scoring methods used in gymnastics, diving, and figure skating.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Other Resources Synchronized swimming became an Olympic sport in 1984 with solo and duet competition. In 1996, they were replaced by a single team event. Duet competition was restored to the Olympic program in 2000. Top of page Year Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score Candy Costie Top of page Year Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score United States Canada Japan Russia Japan Canada Russia Japan United States Top of page Year Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score Tracie Ruiz , USA Carolyn Waldo, CAN Miwako Motoyoshi, JPN Carolyn Waldo, CAN Tracie Ruiz-Conforto , USA Mikako Kotani, JPN Fumiko Okuno, JPN Joint gold medal awarded in October of 1993 because of a scoring discrepancy Top of page Index to Olympics Synchronized Swimming History Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search This page last updated Wednesday, 19-Jan-2005 15:12:45 PST
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Extractions: Australian, Annette Kellerman, performing in a glass tank, attracts national attention at the New York Hippodrome as the first underwater ballerina. Katherine Curtis, student at the University of Wisconsin, experiments with diving actions and stunts in the water. Curtis starts a water ballet club at the University of Chicago. The group executes strokes, "tricks" and floating formations. Sixty of Curtis' swimmers, called the Modern Mermaids, perform in the lagoon at the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago. The first U.S. competition, held May 27, is a dual meet at Wright Junior College between Wright and the Chicago Teachers' College, Curtis' team...Showman Billy Rose develops an Aquacade for the World's Fair in New York featuring Olympians Eleanor Holm and Johnny Weismeuller. Esther Williams, U.S. freestyle champion and Olympic contender, popularizes water ballet with her performances in the San Francisco World's Fair Aquacade and subsequent MGM movies...The Central Association of the Amateur Athletic Association [AAU] begins competitions in synchronized swimming. The first CAAAU meet is held March 1, 1940 in Wilmette, Illinois. The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) adopts synchronized swimming as an official competitive sport for duet and team events. Clark Leach of the CAAAU was the first chairman.
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Extractions: 2005 Mrs. America Pageant to host U.S. Synchro World Championship Team Indianapolis, IN Athletes from the United States Synchronized Swimming World Championship Team have been selected to swim two exhibitions during the 2005 Mrs. America Pageant, being held at the Palm Springs Riviera Resort in Palm Springs, Calif. The team will be performing during the taping of the telecast Wednesday, September 7th. The Mrs. America Pageant will air Sept. 14th and 17th on WE Women's Entertainment television network. Check your local listings for exact times. [Read More...] U.S. Earns Two Fourth Place Spots Russia wins gold in duet and team Montreal, Can. The United States earned two fourth place spots at the FINA World Championships this weekend in Montreal. The duet, Sara Lowe and Stephanie Nesbitt, as well as the World Championship Team both placed fourth with scores of 94.584 and 95.666 respectively.
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Extractions: ATHENS, July 8 (Reuters) Factbox on synchronised swimming at the August 13-29 Athens Olympics: HISTORY Synchronised swimming as a sport began in the 1950s and it was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1952. The first competition, an all-American championship, was held three years later. Synchronised swimming joined the Olympic programme as a solo and pairs event in Los Angeles in 1984. In 1996 a team event for eight swimmers was held instead. Sydney in 2000 saw the introduction of both team and duet events. EVENTS Women's team event (eight teams) Women's duet (16 pairs) 2000 CHAMPIONS Duet: Olga Brusnikina/Maria Kisseleva (Russia) Team event: Russia OLYMPIC PROGRAMME August 23: Duet technical routine preliminaries August 24: Duet free routine preliminaries August 25: Duet final August 26: Team technical routine August 27: Team free routine VENUE Olympic Aquatic Centre at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Maroussi. Synchronised swimming will be held in an indoor pool with seating for 5,000 spectators. OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.fina.org
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Extractions: Synchronized Swimming Of all the Olympic sports, synchronized swimming has been the butt of the most jokes. Its critics cannot understand how it qualifies for a place at the highest alter in sport, when it appears to be little more than a group of women smiling a lot, duck diving and wiggling their legs in the air. But this interpretation misses the athleticism, artistry and strength required to compete in synchronized swimming at the highest level. The sport requires grace, agility, flexibility, near-perfect timing, musical interpretation and a sense of the dramatic.
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Extractions: Jang, yoon kyung in the 5th Junior World Championships. 1997. 8th in team solo duet in the FINA World Cup. 1998. 8th place for team in the 8th FINA World Swimming Championships. 1998 .2nd in solo and duet 13th Bangkok Asian Games. 2000. 11th in duet in Sydney Olympic Games. 2002. 9th in duet in the 9th Fukuoka World swimming Championships 2004. 14th in duet and 11th in team in Atene Olympic qualifing In the early 1970's,the sport of Synchro was introduced in Korea by the YMCA.To capture the public's attention,some of the young and senior swimmers practicing synchro in the YMCA performed several demonstrations throughout the country. In 1984, Korea Swimming Federation organized Synchro committee and began to prepare national synchro team for the 24th Seoul Olympic Games. Coaches from U.S.A. Japan And Canada helped in the training of Korean team, and participation in the many international games and workshops allowed Korean players and coaches to quickly develop advanced techniques. International Development of Synchronized Swimming