2024 Junior Olympics Concludes in Oregon

by USA Artistic Swimming, Kennedy Shriver

USA Artistic Swimming’s largest National Championship concluded on Saturday in Gresham, Oregon. Over the eight days of competition at Mount Hood Community College, the city welcomed 970 athletes from 71 different artistic swimming clubs representing over 20 states to participate in the 2024 Junior Olympic Championship. 


From June 29th through July 2nd, USAAS hosted the qualified 12U and Youth athletes who participated in various events, ranging from Figures to Youth Combo Routines.  


Santa Clara Artistic Swimming made a significant impact, securing first place a total of 18 times in the 12U and Youth segments of the National Championship. 


As the competition transitioned into the second half of the weekend, athletes aged 15-19 took to the water over the 4th of July weekend. In the 15-17 age group, first place finishes were achieved by several clubs, including Swimkins, Houston Synchrostars, Pirouettes of Texas, Seattle Synchro, Merquas of Irvine, and Blue Legend Artistic Swimming


The 18-19 category showcased an array of talent and dedication across different routines. Clubs that finished in first place included Houston Synchrostars, Cincinnati YMCA, Boston Synchro Swim, Florida Elite Warriors, San Francisco Marionettes, and the Pirouettes of Texas


USA Artistic Swimming extends its gratitude to Mount Hood Community College, Tualatin Hills Synchro Club, Mac Synchro, all judges, coaches, and parents who contributed to this event. The 2025 Junior Olympics will take place in Arlington, Texas, from June 28th to July 5th, 2025.