Location and Schedule
Alachua County Festival
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
250 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Friday, June 11- Sunday, June 13, 2021

Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

Friday, June 11, 2021
Everyone is to wear masks upon entering facility and when walking in common areas.

9:30 a.m.: Coaches Meeting (UF Gator Swim will be finishing its practice/removing starting blocks before we begin)
Teams are to report to designated area.
10:30 a.m.: LAP SWIM for 12-under figures (10:45 a.m./Scorers report)
10:45 a.m.: 12-under FIGURE WARMUP (15 minutes) – (10:55 a.m.-Judges seated)
11:00 a.m.: 12-under FIGURE COMPETITION (12 athletes) probably ONLY 2 panels
ALSO Quiet LAP SWIM for 13-15 athletes in the “shallow/opposite” end of the pool
11:30 a.m.: 13-15 FIGURE WARMUP (15 minutes for 41 athletes)
11:45 a.m.: 13-15 FIGURE COMPETITION (41 swimmers)
ALSO Quiet LAP SWIM for 16-17/18-19 athletes in the “shallow/opposite” end of the pool.
12:45 p.m.: LUNCH BREAK – Tech Routine Warm-ups (8 routines) 10 min per event (judges seated by 1:25 p.m.)
1:30 p.m.: TECH Competition (solos, duets, teams)
2:00 p.m.: Free Routine warmups (7 minutes for solo – 2 groups, duet – 2 groups, teams – 2 groups) (judges seated by 2:25 p.m.)
2:30 p.m.: FREE ROUTINE Competition (15 solos; 15 duets; 10 teams – there will be short breaks between events)
4:15 p.m.: Combo Warmup (3 routines) NO MUSIC
4:30 p.m.: COMBO Competition
4:45 p.m.: Day 1 Competition Ends/Please clean your area before AWARDS (should be completed by 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Athletes come to the meet already knox’d
9:00 a.m.: Coaches Meeting/Lap swim for Intermediate B athletes (49 athletes)
9:15 a.m.: Intermediate Figure Warm ups (15 minutes)
9:30 a.m.: Intermediate B FIGURE COMPETITION/LAP SWIM for Intermediate A athletes (25 athletes)
10:45 a.m.: Intermediate A Figure Warm ups (15 minutes)
11:00 a.m.: Intermediate A FIGURE COMPETITION probably ONLY 2 panels
12:15 p.m.: Solo warmups (2 groups- 7 minutes each)
12:30 p.m.: SOLO COMPETITION (19 routines)
1:15 p.m.: Duet Warmups (2 groups 7 minutes each)
1:40 p.m.: DUET COMPETITION (20 routines)
2:30 p.m.: Trio Warmups (8 routines) (7 minutes)
2:45 p.m.: TRIO Competition
3:10 p.m.: Team Warmups (9 routines/2 groups 10 minutes each)
4:00 p.m.: Day 2 Competition Ends/Please clean your area before AWARDS (should be completed by 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, June 13, 2021
(Athletes come to the meet already knox’d)
9:00 a.m.: Coaches Meeting/Lap swim for Novice athletes (48 athletes)
9:15 a.m.: NOVICE Figure Warmups (15 minutes)
10:30 a.m.: AWD Figure Warmups (15 minutes) (8 athletes – Tier 1 and Tier 3)
10:45 a.m.: AWD FIGURE COMPETITION (Tier 1, followed by Tier 3)
NO KNOXING IN THE FACILITY – Routines will run Novice, AWD, Masters/Open

11:15 a.m.: Solo Warmups (Novice and AWD athletes) (21 routines) 2 groups 7 minutes each
12:15 p.m.: LUNCH BREAK
12:45 p.m.: Duet warmups (15 routines/2 groups- 7 minutes each)
1:00 p.m.: DUET COMPETITION (15 routines)
1:45 p.m.: Trio Warmups (10 routines/2 groups 7 minutes each)
1:40 p.m.: TRIO COMPETITION (10 routines)
2:15 p.m.: Team Warmups (8 routines) (2 groups/7 minutes)
3:10 p.m.: Day 3 Competition Ends/Please clean your area before AWARDS (should be completed by 4 p.m.)

CLICK HERE for a list of Registered Athletes as of June 2 – PDF Document

Entry Requirements

  • Entry fee is $35 and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt.
  • Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline or register online at
  • All Sunshine State Games forms must be received by May 29, 2021, or register online at by May 29, 2021. All “Form A” meet entries are to be received electronically by May 29, 2021, to and/or
  • NO registrations will be taken the day of the event.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by visiting or calling toll-free 866-FL-GAMES (866-354-2637).
  • All athletes must be a resident of Florida. All athletes competing as Junior Olympic Age Group, Intermediate, Novice. Athletes with disabilities, or Masters must be registered with USA Artistic Swimming.  All athletes competing in Open competition do not need to register with USA Artistic Swimming.
  • Junior Olympic Age Group Athletes or Masters athletes: You must be registered with a club or as unaffiliated (solo only). For the Jr. Olympic division, top six finishers in solo, duet, and trio from the Northwest Florida Association, Southwest Florida Association, Northeast Florida Association, and Southeast Florida Association Championships qualify to compete at the Sunshine State Games Finals (teams do not have to qualify). All clubs without a qualifier in a specific event will be allowed one entry per age group, per event (including NOVICE division). Clubs may ONLY have 1 solo entry per age group/per division UNLESS there ARE ONLY 2 athletes on the entire club (i.e., athletes are in same age division – both have 1 solo and 1 duet together – and there are NO other routines – trio, team, combo – on that club in which to compete).
  • Intermediate, Novice, Athletes with disabilities, Open Divisions: athletes may enter a maximum of two routines for all 4 divisions. For example, you may enter one routine event in Novice division and one routine event in Intermediate division. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Intermediate athletes who enter one routine in the Intermediate division may also enter ONLY one routine in the Junior Olympic AGE GROUP division.
  • Junior Olympic Age Group Division: Athletes may enter a maximum of three routines (Combo Team is not included in this count) in the JO AGE GROUP division unless this athlete is also competing in a routine in the Novice, Intermediate, or Open Divisions.  If that is the case, an age group athlete is limited to a total of 2 events in all 4 divisions.

  Format (Note: Athletes With Disabilities event and the Male Solo event are new for 2021)


Novice Division
Solos, Duets/Mixed Duets, Trios, Teams, Figures
8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13 & Over

Intermediate Division:
Solos, Duets/Mixed Duets, Trios, Teams, Figures
10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17, 18 & Over

Open Division
Solos, Duets/Mixed Duets, Trios, Teams (NO FIGURES)
One Age Group Only

Junior Olympic Age Group Division
Solos, Duets/Mixed Duets, Teams, Combo Teams (13-15 and 16-20), Tech routines (16-17/18-20 divisions)
10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-20
Masters (age 20 and older, age groups listed in 10-year increments) and Open Division (No age division) (NO FIGURES)

Sport Rules

  • Novice Division: Athletes must perform the U.S. Artistic Swimming novice elements.  Visit USA Artistic Swimming to get a complete list of novice elements or contact Lorraine Valerino to learn details. Time limit is 1:30 for routine music of a coach’s choice.
  • Intermediate Division: Routine times are: Solos – 2:00 plus/minus 15 seconds, Duets/Trios – 2:20 plus/minus 15 seconds, Teams – 2:50 plus/minus 15 seconds.  Deck work – 10 seconds.   Athletes must perform a technical routine including all prescribed elements in the order listed. For a copy of the Intermediate Technical Requirements for the 2021 Sunshine State Games, contact Lorraine Valerino, or look in the appendix of the 2021 USAAS Rule book available at USA Artistic Swimming.
  • Open Division: All routine times are 2:00 plus/minus 15 seconds – 10 seconds deck work.  Open Division is for all athletes of any age. No minimum time. Free routines and music.
  • Junior Olympic Age Group Division: As established by USAAS.
  • Master Division: As established by USAAS. Masters division is for athletes ages 20 and over. No minimum time. There will be no distinction between tech or free routine events for this competition.

• Athletes With Disabilities: Contact Valerino for details for AWD entries.

Figures (2017-2021 FINA Quad)
423  Ariana   2.2
143  Rio        3.1
240a  Albatross Half Twist   2.2
403   Swordtail   2.3

106  Straight Ballet Leg, Single 1.9
301  Barracuda   1.9
311 Kip               1.6
401  Swordfish    2.0

101   Ballet Leg, Single  1.6
301   Barracuda     2.0
348   Tower           1.9
420  Walkover, Back    1.9

101 Ballet Leg, Single 1.6
310 Blossom 1.1
201 Dolphin 1.4
370 Prawn  1.6

Entry Sheets
In addition to completing the Sunshine State Games entry form, all teams or individuals must also complete one entry sheet FORM A for Novice, AWD, Intermediate, Open, Masters and Junior Olympic Age Group.  You can obtain these sheets from  All sheets must be emailed by May 29, 2021.  Please e-mail all Form A entries and list of judges and volunteers to Lorraine Valerino, Sunshine State Games Synchro Event Coordinator and Anna Whitman at  AND Jeanie Saunders, Scoring –

Mary Rose Sunshine State Games Grant Program
In partnership with the USA Artistic Swimming Foundation, the Florida Sports Foundation is proud to offer the Mary Rose Sunshine State Games Grant Program, in memory of the late Mary Rose. The mission of the grant is to fund short-term projects that lead to ongoing, self-sustaining programs, or the growth of synchronized swimming. Please visit for more information. The Grant Program is funded through proceeds from participation in the Sunshine State Games.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to first three places in each Class.
At the discretion of the Sport Director additional awards may be given.

Hotel Information
CLICK HERE for Hotel information.

CLICK HERE to register for the 2021 Synchronized Swimming Championships.
NO registrations will be taken the day of the event.

FSF Staff Contact
Karissa Pendleton
(850) 577-7211 or

State Director
Lorraine Valerino
(863) 660-1401 or

Local Chairperson
Anna Whitman
(863) 712-3854 or