USA Synchro, the national governing body for synchronized swimming in the United States, announced today that it will relocate the organization’s headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by the end of the year.
“The USA Synchro board of directors made the decision to relocate after careful consideration based on current and future strategies and after determining what will be best for the organization in the long term,” according to the organization. The city, in the past, has been a centralized location for USA Synchro for training and education.
“Being in the same city as the United States Olympic Committee, the Olympic Training Center and more than 20 other National Governing Bodies will give us the opportunity to have a much higher level of interaction and allow USA Synchro to utilize this resource on a regular basis,” said Kevin Warner, USA Synchro CEO.
“We are thrilled that US Synchronized Swimming Inc. has decided to join the growing list of Olympic sports organizations that call Colorado Springs home. With preparations being made to break ground on the U.S. Olympic Museum next spring, this announcement adds to the momentum the community is gaining as the premier location for Olympic and amateur sports,” said Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.
“The Sports Corp., along with the El Pomar Foundation and the Business Alliance, are delighted to have assisted USA Synchro through this decision-making process over the past several months, and we are excited to welcome them to America’s Olympic City,” said Tom Osborne, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.
U.S. Synchronized Swimming Inc., established in 1979, moved to Indianapolis in 1983.
“We will miss Indianapolis and everything the city has to offer, but now we will look forward to the opportunities that are available to us in Colorado Springs. We want to thank the city of Indianapolis for being a wonderful location for our sport and organization for more than 30 years,” Warner said.
Dax Lowery, communications director for USA Synchro, said the organization currently has four full-time employees and two part-time employees and the organization plans to add two more full-time employees once the move to Colorado Springs is complete. Lowery said USA Synchro has nearly 6,000 member athletes.