30th March 2012
USA Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team arrives at the National Aquatic Centre for pre-Olympic training
The USA Synchronised Swimming squad will arrive in Dublin on Monday April 9th for a 6 day training camp.
The squad consisting of 24 swimmers and officials will be based at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin for a total of 3 pre-London Olympic Games training camps between now and August.
This visit follows closely after the highly successful training camp by the Korean swimming Federation.
The Americans selected the National Aquatic Centre for its world-class facilities. The team management were also impressed by the warmth of the Irish welcome; ease of access to London and the high standard of accommodation available. They will stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown for the duration of their camp.
The America squad have worked closely with the National Aquatic Centre to be as accessible as possible to the Irish public on this their inaugural visit. During their time in Dublin they will visit Temple Street Hospital and host a Workshop for the NAC Synchronised Swimming Girls Academy. “Their visit will culminate a Synchro Extravaganza performance” on Saturday April 14th at 2pm.
The “Synchro Extravaganza” will be open to the general public (tickets are available at the National Aquatic Centre Reception only). All proceeds will go towards Temple Street Hospital. Tickets are on sale at the NAC from April 2nd at just €5 per Adult and 2 children go free. The “Extravaganza will also include a Stunt Diving Display and Hip Hop Dancing from the Lil Hustlers troupe.
David Conway, Director of Operations, said “we are delighted that the USA Synchronised Swimming team have chosen our facility and we look forward to the public display on Saturday the 14th April in the Centre a 2pm. This is an aquatics show which should not be missed.