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2016 PAN AMERICAN SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
ROSE CODY, CHAIRMAN
UANA SYNCHRONIZED TECHNICAL COMMITTEE TOURNAMENT REPORT
AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 UANA PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP SAN JUAN P.R.
SEPTEMBER 17 , 2016
ROSE CODY CHAIR TSSC
DALE NEUBURGER PRESIDENT. UANA
ERROL CLARKE SECRETARY-TREASURER, UANA
This years championship was held at the beautiful Natatorium in San Juan, P.R. The competition was attended by 264 athletes from 14 Federations and 4 Clubs from the Americas. (Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela)
Mr. Morgan Toro - President Federacion de Natacion Puertoriquena de Natacion
Ms, Isabel Martin - Meet Manager
Ms. Zulyanille Garcia - P. R. Synchronized Committee Chair
The competition was very well conducted by the UANA Technical Committee and the Organizing Committee.
Accommodations, Transportation and Meals
The Host Hotel: Caribe Hilton – a five start hotel provided very good accommodation for all participating Federations.
Transportation: Brand new coach buses provided excellent transportation to and from the airport as well as to the pool daily.
Meals: Very good meals were provided at the hotel for breakfast and at the pool for lunch and dinner.
Medical Services: provided by the Municipality with ambulance and paramedic service available
on call at the pool
Parking Facilities at the Natatorium: Excellent with accessible parking also available Security: At the hotel and at the pool 24/7 by the local police department
Technical Meeting: Was presented in Power Point by UANA TSSC Secretary Mrs. Erika Lindner and Victoria Montedonico in both languages.
We had the honour to have the President of UANA in attendance, Mr Dale Neuburger, Mr Morgan Toro, Isabel Martin and Mrs. Rose Cody Chair UANA TSSC. Also in attendance was Ms. Irina Bululova,from Russia as the evaluator from FINA.
Judges Meeting: Was presented in Power Point by UANA TSSC, Secretary Erika Lindner, and Judges Subcommittee Chair Betty Hazle in both languages. 24 Judges from the Americas attended which made it possible for the first time in our competition history that we were able to assign 4 panels of 6 judges each for the figure competition.
TSSC: The Commission of Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Erika Lindner and Rose Cody. Victoria Montedonico as Chief Referee with Assistant Referees Charlotte Davis, Lilianne Grenier, Esther Croes and Lina Zapata. Judges Sub-Committee Chair Betty Hazel and Jorge Ruz Guerra and Patricia Vila in the Last Call Room. Athlete’s Representative Laura Montes stepped in as Announcer for the competition. 11 members were present each one performing an excellent job throughout the 4 days of competition. Missing without excuse was Lourdes Goncalvez, TSSC Vice Chair from Venezuela.
Scoring & Results
Chief Scorer was Ms. Sue Johnson from the USA and Assistant Scorer was Ms. Barbara McNamee from the USA. TSSC Committee Members Laura Montes and Lilianne Grenier were our Announcers and announced unofficial results in both Spanish and English. Official Results were posted at the pool on deck and for spectators in the stands. Summary and Detailed Results were posted on the UANA website daily by Ms. McNamee who also served as our UANA Web Master for the Competition.
The addition of the Mixed Duet to our program was well received by the audience, officials and athletes. The entries of Bill May & Kanako Spendlove from the USA as well as Alberto Pinto & Milagro Meneses from Panama added fabulous performances to our competition. Coaches were also able to benefit from Instruction on Mixed Duet presented by Coach Chris Carver from the USA during our competition de-briefing.
Suggestions for Future Competitions
As the UANA TSSC we are always looking for ways to improve our competitions to ensure that they are efficient, transparent to all attendees and provide the best schedule of events for the athletes. Some suggestions put forth by TSSC Members are as follows:
Combine or have more back to back events if there are few entries in certain categories.
Use flashcards to flash marks for figures and have recorders document the scores to make it easier for them to be entered by the scorers.
Have finals only events for categories with fewer than 12 competitors.
Attempt to have separate Judges, Scoring, and TSSC rooms when possible at hosting
Change the arrival of the TSSC to two days prior to the Technical Meeting to allow for finalization of competition organizational details.
Make use of electronic scoreboards in facilities when available.
In the future we would like to use a TSSC member to oversee the collection and organization of chits from routines to ensure that they are in the correct order when presented to the scorers.
Special Thanks to Errol Clarke and Mel Goldstein for taking care of the TSSC payments for their air travel and to our Hosts for a wonderful Competition in beautiful Puerto Rico.
Chair, UANA TSSC
Draft TSSC Handbook
Draft UANA TSSC 2015 COMPETITION MANUAL
THE PASO/ODEPA SPORTS FESTIVAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING SOLO AND DUET FINAL RESULTS, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
THE PASO/ODEPA SPORTS FESTIVAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING SOLO AND DUET PRELIMINARY RESULTS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
ORDER OF DRAW FOR FINALS ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
|Pre-swimmer - Costa Rica - Sanchez
||Pre-swimmer - Canada - Harding / Deng
||Pre-swimmer - USA - Rein / Bowman
|1. Argentina - Brunela Neri
||1. Argentina - Neri / Fernandez
|2. El Salvador - Ingred Escobar
||2. Costa Rica - Ackerman / Lizano
|3. Cuba - Cristy Alfonso
||3. Peru - Morales / Rolando
|4. Guatamela - Adriana Leal
||4. Uraguay - Brause / Fabregat
|5. Puerto Rico - Andrea Rodriguez
||5. Cuba - Suarez / Roche
|6. Costa Rica - Johanna Akerman
||6. Venezuela - Carrillo / Villasana
|7. Canada - Halle Pratt
||7. Chile - Vargas / Letelier
|8. Mexico - Teresa Alonso
||8. Colombia - Espinosa / Taborda
|9. Venezuela - Ivanna Avila
||9. Brazil - Manzoli / Tucker
|10. Brazil - Beatriz Regly
||10. Canada - Cote / Fiola-Dion
|11. USA - Olivia Ekberg
||11. USA - Carboun / Ekberg
|12. Chile - Isidora Letelier
||12. Mexico - Barreto / Alonso
After the figure competition our judges were fortunate to finally have time to enjoy the host country, Mexico, and have a wonderful tour of the city center of Mexico City. They want to thank the host country judges who acted as excellent tour guides. The next day, today, they were all back to work refreshed.
ORDER OF DRAW FOR FIGURES AND PRELIMINARY EVENTS
FIGURE RESULTS SUMMARY
FIGURE RESULTS WITH JUDGES' SCORES
Further Results will be posted immediately after the completion of the day's events.
Coaches and Judges meetings with the TSSC and Organizing Committee went very well thanks to the through preparation of the Organizing Committee and Competition Manager Norma Plata.
We have 15 judges from 14 different federations, all with very good credentials. We are proud of the progress our UANA judges are making throughout the Americas.
The athletes entered in this competition represent 15 Federations from all four Zones of UANA. This number of participating Federations has grown every year and it is our goal that we see Synchronized Swimming in every country in the Americas.
PASO COACHES CLINIC - NOVEMBER 2013
FULL VIDEO OF ENTIRE CLINIC
Estimados participantes del Curso Técnico de Alto Nivel de la ODEPA de Nado Sincronizado,
En nombre del Comité Olímpico de Estados Unidos y USA Synchro, nos agrada enviarles debajo un enlace para ver los videos de las presentaciones que vieron durante el curso. Podrán elegir si prefieren ver los videos en español o en inglés – haciendo clic in el enlace respectivo debajo:
Adicionalmente, las presentaciones en PowerPoint están disponibles en DropBox. Ustedes ya deberían haber recibido una invitación de DropBox para ver las presentaciones. Por favor hacer clic en el enlace de DropBox para acceder los archivos:
Confiamos que esta información les sea útil. Nos agradó mucho la oportunidad de recibirlos en Colorado Springs y les enviamos nuestros más cálidos saludos.
Dragomir Cioroslan y Abigail Tompkins
Dear PASO High Level Technical Course Synchronized Swimming participants,
On behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Synchro, we are pleased to send you below a link to view on video the presentations given during the course. You will be able to view the videos either in English or in Spanish – by clicking on the links below:
In addition, the PowerPoint presentations are available on DropBox. You should have already received an invitation from DropBox to view the presentations. Please click on the DropBox link to access the files:
We trust this information is helpful to you. We enjoyed very much welcoming you in Colorado Springs and send forth our warmest regards.
Dragomir Cioroslan and Abigail Tompkins
Call for Calendar Events from the TECHNICAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING COMMITTEE
The Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee is requesting from all Federations a list of Events, Clinics or Competitions to be held this calendar year for Synchronized Swimming within their Federations. Please click on the link below to download a form in Spanish and in English for you to use to send to the Honorary Secretary, Ms. Heather Archer.
NEW FINA SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CHANGES AS PRESENTED AT THE UANA CLINIC IN PUERTO RICO
FINA SS 2013-2017 KEY RULE CHANGES - ENGLISH
CAMBIOS FINA 2013 - 2017 - ESPANOL
NEW FIGURE LISTS AND DIAGRAMS
Figuras en Espanol
NEW TECHNICAL ELEMENTS WITH DDs
Elementos en Espanol
See the results of the 2013 UANA Pan American Championship on the Results Tab posted after each event
Old Competition Results
Old Coaches Reports
Competition Bid Documents
On the right is a picture of the Syncronized Swimming TSSC and Judges