about inside synchro
Welcome to inside synchro and thank you for your interest! I intend for this site to serve as a resource to those that have interest in the sport of synchronized swimming. When I was just starting out, I was fortunate enough to have access to world-class coaches and elite-level synchronized swimmers. Since then, I have travelled all over the world and have seen that most aspiring athletes do not have such access. The internet includes plenty of information about synchro rules, results and events; my goal is to to provide some insights and inside information. I hope that this site will help to illuminate some of the nuances of this great sport!
My name is Jill Savery and I have been involved with synchronized swimming since 1982. I began at the age of 10 and worked my way up through age group competitions to junior nationals and into senior national competitions. I ended my athletic career on a high note with a gold medal in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta!
Since the Olympics, I held a few different positions including Manager of Sports Partnerships for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). I am currently a synchronized swimming coach and in pursuit of a graduate degree in environmental policy and management.
synchronized swimming insights from an olympic gold medalist