PanAm Aquatics Artistic Swimming Championships Kick off Thursday in Fort Lauderdale

by Alyssa Jacobs, USA Artistic Swimming

USA Artistic Swimming is set to host the 2023 PanAm Aquatics Artistic Swimming Championship & Athletes with Disabilities Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the first time. The event will take place August 10th – 13th at the newly renovated Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center. It will be the first artistic swimming event hosted at the new facility. Participating countries include Aruba, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Peru, Mexico and the United States of America.
Over 250 athletes ranging in age from 11 to 22 years old will participate in four days of competition at the facility. The athletes represent both national federation teams as well as international and domestic clubs. The USA will be represented by club routines that earned invitations to compete through domestic championships. Participating U.S. clubs include La Mirada Aquabelles, Scottsdale Synchro, Pirouettes of Texas, Houston Synchrostars, Blue Legend Artistic Swimming, San Francisco Merionettes, Heartland Synchro/Cincinnati YMCA Synchrogators, Florida Elite Synchro Warriors and Southern Nevada Desert Mermaids.
In addition to the Pan Am Aquatics Championship, there will also be an invitational hosted for athletes with disabilities. Fifteen AWD athletes from three countries will participate.  
Tickets for spectators will be available on the event page.


PanAm Aquatics is the governing body for seven disciplines in aquatic sports in North, Central and South America. Those disciplines are artistic swimming, swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, and open water. The organization also serves aquatics' masters. The mission of PanAm Aquatic is to develop aquatic sports in the Americas and help participants achieve individual excellence, in sport and in life.