Sport Information

Location

Arlington Park and Aquatic Center
2650 Waldemere St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Schedule

Saturday
7:30 a.m.
– Coaches Meeting
– Novice Figures Warm-up/Figure Competition
– Novice Solos, Duets, Trios, Teams
– Awards All Novice Events
– Junior Olympic Age Group Figures Warm-up/Figure Competition
– Junior Olympic Age Group, Masters Open and Open Solos, Duets,Teams
– Awards All Junior Olympic Age Group & Open Events

Sunday
7:30 a.m.
– Junior Olympic Intermediate Figures Warm-up/Junior Olympic/Figure Competition
– Intermediate Solos, Duets, Trios, Teams
– Awards All Intermediate Events

Entry Requirements
  1. Entry fee is $30 and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt.
  2. Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline or register online at www.sunshinestategames.com.
  3. Registration deadline has been extended to May 31, 2016. All Sunshine State Games forms must be received by May 15, 2016 or register online at www.sunshinestategames.com by May 17, 2016.
  4. NO registrations will be taken the day of the event.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting www.sunshinestategames.com or calling toll-free 866-FL-GAMES (866-354-2637).
  6. All athletes must be a resident of Florida. All athletes competing as Age Group, Intermediate or Novice must be registered with USSS. All athletes competing in Open competition do not need to register with USSS.
  7. Junior Olympic Age Group Athletes: You must be registered with a club or as unaffiliated (solo only). The top six finishers in solo, duet, and trio from the Northwest Florida Association, Southwest Florida Association, Northeast Florida Association, and Southeast Florida Association Championships qualify to compete at the Sunshine State Games Finals (teams do not have to qualify). All clubs without a qualifier in a specific event will be allowed one entry per age group, per event.
  8. Intermediate, Novice, Open Divisions: athletes may enter a maximum of two routines for all 4 divisions. For example, you may enter one routine event in Novice division and one routine event in Intermediate division. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Intermediate athletes who enter one routine in the Intermediate division may also enter one routine in the AGE GROUP division.
  9. Junior Olympic Age Group Division: Athletes may enter a maximum of three routines in the AGE GROUP division unless this athlete is also competing in a routine in the Novice, Intermediate, or Open Divisions. If that is the case, an age group athlete is limited to a total of 2 events in all 4 divisions.
Format
  1. Novice Division
    Solos, Duets, Trios, Teams, Figures
    8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13 & Over
  2. Intermediate Division
    Solos, Duets, Trios, Teams, Figures
    10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17, 18 & Over
  3. Open Division
    Solos, Duets, Trios, Teams (NO FIGURES)
    One Age Group Only
  4. Junior Olympic Age Group Division
    Solos, Duets, Teams, Figures
    10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17, 18-19
  5. Master Open Division (20 and over) (NO FIGURES)
Sport Rules
  1. Novice Division: Athletes must perform the U.S. Synchro novice elements. Contact U.S. Synchro at www.usasynchro.org to get a complete list of novice elements or contact Lorraine Valerino to learn details. Time limit is 1:30 for routine music of a coach’s choice.
  2. Intermediate Division: Routine times are: Solos – 2:00 plus/minus 15 seconds, Duets/Trios – 2:20 plus/minus 15 seconds, Teams – 2:50 plus/minus 15 seconds. Deck work – 10 seconds. Athletes must perform a technical routine including all prescribed elements in the order listed. For a copy of the Intermediate Technical Requirements for the 2014 Sunshine State Games, contact Lorraine Valerino, or look in the appendix of the 2015 USSS Rule book available on the this website at www.usasynchro.org.
  3. Open Division: All routine times are 2:00 plus/minus 15 seconds – 10 seconds deck work. Open Division is for all athletes of any age. No minimum time. Free routines and music.
  4. Junior Olympic Age Group Division: As established by USSS.
  5. Master Open Division: All routine times are 2:00 plus /minus 15 seconds – 10 seconds deck work. Open is for athletes ages 20 and over. No minimum time. Free routines and music.
Figures (2013-2017 Quad)

16-19 Age Group Figures:
309 Barracuda Airborne Split 2.8
355 Porpoise Twist Spin 2.6
330c Aurora Twirl 3.0
154 London 2.8

13-15 Age Group/Intermediate “A”
423 Ariana 2.2
301e Barracuda, Spinning 360° 2.2
342 Heron 2.1
115 Catalina 2.3

12 & Under Age Group/Intermediate “B”
101 Ballet Leg, Single 1.6
301 Barracuda 2.0
439 Oceanita 1.9
362 Surface Prawn 1.4

Novice Figures
101 Ballet Leg, Single 1.6
310 Somersault, Back Tuck 1.1
201 Dolphin 1.4
370 Prawn 1.6

Entry Sheets

In addition to completing the Sunshine State Games entry form, all teams or individuals must also complete one entry sheet for Novice, Intermediate, Open, Masters and Age Group. You can obtain these sheets from www.usasynchro.org. All sheets must be emailed or postmarked by May 21, 2016. Please e-mail all entry sheets to Lorraine Valerino, Sunshine State Games Synchro Event Coordinator at mackquinn@aol.com AND Erin Bacon, SSG meet chair, sarasotasynchro@aol.com. If email is not available, a hard copy can be mailed to: Erin Bacon, 1804 Princeton Ave, Bradenton, Florida 34207

Mary Rose Sunshine State Games Grant Program

In partnership with the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Foundation, the Florida Sports Foundation is proud to offer the Mary Rose Sunshine State Games Grant Program, in memory of the late Mary Rose. The mission of the grant is to fund short-term projects that lead to ongoing, self-sustaining programs, or the growth of synchronized swimming. Please visit www.synchrofoundation.com for more information. The Grant Program is funded through proceeds from participation in the Sunshine State Games.

Hotels

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Registration
Contacts

FSF Staff Contact

Michael Washington
(727) 724-3082 ext. 241
mwashington@flasports.com

State Director

Lorraine Valerino
(863) 660-1401
mackquinn@aol.com

Local Chairpersons

Erin Bacon
(941) 993-4544
sarasotasynchro@aol.com