Synchronized Swimming in History

Events in Sport

  • 1925-06-13 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • 1988-10-01 Canadian synchronised swimmer Carolyn Waldo teams with Michelle Cameron to win the duet gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up double having won individual title
  • 2016-08-16 Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina retain their Olympic synchronised swimming duet title at the Rio de Janeiro Games with final score 194.9910
  • 2016-08-20 Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1963-03-12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-01-10 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-10 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1967-12-15 Christine Larsen, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1968-05-25 Nathalie Schneyder, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-07-29 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1968-09-22 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-01-29 Karen Fonteyne, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970-05-25 Heather Simmons-Carrasco, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic alt-96), born in Mountain View, California
  • 1970-09-04 Cari Read, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-02-19 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1971-09-09 Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1971-12-29 Margot Thien, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1972-04-09 Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1972-05-02 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-06-06 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1972-11-07 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1973-05-15 Suzannah Bianco, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1974-07-15 Janice Bremner, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Burlington, Ontario
  • 1975-09-29 Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1975-10-26 Tammy Cleland, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sanford, Florida
  • 1976-08-29 Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland