Nassau County Edward P. Mangano and the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission this week announced that the United States Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics Championship will be hosted at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park from June 25 to July 2.
The championship event is expected to generate more than $2 million in economic benefit for Nassau County as more than 1,000 athletes and their family and friends descend on the region.
“The United States Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics will benefit our economy by attracting thousands of visitors to our local hotels, restaurants and retail centers,” Mangano said. “I invite residents to witness these amazing athletes compete for a chance to attend the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.”
“We are honored to host the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics here on Long Island,” said Kristen Jarnagin, president and CEO of the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission. “This prestigious nine-day event not only injects $2 million into our local economy and increases job offerings in the hospitality and sporting industry, but it also brings our community further together – supporting a great cause.”
For spectators, daily tickets are $10, weekly passes are $35. The Nassau County Aquatic Center is widely recognized as one of the finest swimming facilities in the United States, regularly hosting major swimming and diving competitions.
The 80,000-square-foot center includes a “stretch” 50-meter pool that is 68 meters long, with three movable bulkheads. The pool setup varies, with 50-meter, 25-yard and/or 25-meter lap lanes, depending on the pool setup.
The facility hosts a diving well with a 10-meter competition diving tower the only such tower in New York metropolitan area – and 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. The seating area can accommodate up to 1,700 spectators.
To volunteer or for more information on the event, please visit www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/8683911580108. For more information on the Nassau County Aquatic Center, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/1769/Aquatic-Center.