February 27, 2014

2014 ECAC Synchronized Swimming Championship Heads to Boston University on Saturday

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Synchronized Swimming Championship heads to Boston University on Saturday, and five teams will look to dethrone the 16-time champion, Canisius College. The Golden Griffins have captured every ECAC Synchronized Swimming Championship since the event was originally held in 1998. The Championship begins on Saturday, March 1 and concludes on Sunday, March 2.

Canisius is joined by host institution Boston University, Wheaton College, University of Pennsylvania, Smith College and the College of William & Mary in hopes of securing a victory in the National Qualifying Championship.

In 2013, the Golden Griffins captured championship No. 16 by sweeping each category at the University of Pennsylvania, finishing with an overall score of 100 points. Wheaton has finished in second-place each of the past four seasons, including 2013 when the Lyons posted an 82 to earn runner-up honors. Boston University’s 65.5-point performance gave the Terriers their second consecutive third-place finish. 

The 2014 ECAC Synchronized Swimming Championship will take place at the Aquatic Center within Boston University’s Fitness & Recreation Center. The Fitness & Recreation Center opened on April 1, 2005, and the Aquatic Center replaced Faneuil Pool, which served as the home of the Terriers’ men’s and women’s swim teams for over 20 years. The Aquatic Center features two swimming pools to accommodate all types of users. The Competition Pool is a 10-lane by 16-lane pool with the ability to change from meters to yards by use of a movable bulkhead, set according to activity. The depth slopes from 7 feet to 13.5 feet, appropriate for water polo, synchronized swimming, and diving.

For more information, including daily results and championship photos, visit www.ecacsports.com.