Location and Schedule
Friday, June 9- Sunday, June 11, 2023

Gainesville location TBD

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

Friday, June 9, 2023 – Junior Olympic Division
8:30 a.m.: Coaches Meeting/Lap Swimming JO athletes
9:00 a.m.: Figure Warm up/12&U Figure Competition
Followed by:
13-15 Figure warm-up/13-15 Figure Competition
JO Solos/Male Solo, Duets/Mixed Duet (warm-ups/competition)

12 Noon-ish: Lunch Break (depending upon number of entries)

Followed by: Teams and Combo Teams (warm-ups/competition)
Awards – All Junior Olympic Events

Saturday, June 10, 2023 – Intermediate and Athletes with Disabilities Divisions
8:30 a.m.: Coaches Meeting/Lap swim Intermediate/AWD athletes
9:30 a.m.: LAP Swim Intermediate/AWD Athletes
Followed by:
Intermediate Figure warm-ups/Figure Competition
AWD Figure warm-ups/Figure Competition
Intermediate/AWD Solos, Duets

Lunch Break

Followed by: Intermediate/AWD Trios, Teams and Combo Teams
Awards All Intermediate/AWD Events

Sunday, June 11, 2023 – Novice/Open/Masters Divisions
9:00 a.m.: Coaches Meeting-Novice/Open/Masters Division Lap swim
9:30 a.m.: LAP SWIM – Novice Athletes
Followed by:
Novice Figures Warm-up/Figure Competition
Novice/Open/Masters Solos, Duets

Lunch Break

Followed by: Trios, Teams
(Masters/Open divisions only) Combo Teams
Awards All Novice, Open and Masters Events

Entry Requirements

  • Entry fee is $35.
  • Each applicant must register online.
  • All Sunshine State Games registrations must be received by June 2, 2023. All “Form A” meet entries are to be received electronically by June 2, 2023, to and/or
  • NO registrations will be taken the day of the event.
  • 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).
  • CLARIFICATION NOTE: JO athletes with tech/free routines, these count only AS 1 routine for the total routine count (*tech routine = figure competition for 16-17 and 18-19 JO divisions).

  • 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.
  • Open Division: Athletes in JO, Intermediate and Novice may ALSO enter 1 OPEN routine event (even if meeting the maximum routines for their respective divisions; example – an athlete might want to swim with a sibling, parent or coach and will NOT be asked to drop a routine swam all season).
  • 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.
  • *CLARIFICATION NOTE: JO athletes with tech/free routines, these count only AS 1 routine for the total routine count (*tech routine = figure competition for 16-17 and 18-19 JO divisions).


Novice Division
Solos, Duets/Mixed Duets, Trios, Teams, Figures
6 & Under, 8 &amp 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 (16-17/18-19 divisions)
10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17 and 18-19
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 2023 Sunshine State Games, contact Lorraine Valerino, or look in the appendix of the 2023 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 Lorraine Valerino for details for AWD entries.
  • Figures (2017-2022 FINA Quad)
    13-15 AGE GROUP
    423  Ariana   2.2
    143  Rio        3.1
    240a  Albatross Half Twist   2.2
    403   Swordtail   2.3

    12 & UNDER AGE GROUP/Junior Olympic
    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 online registration, 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 8, 2023.  Please e-mail all Form A entries and list of judges and volunteers to Lorraine Valerino, Sunshine State Games Artistic Swimming 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
    Hotel information is forthcoming.

    Registration information is forthcoming.

    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

    Jeanie Saunders

    Beth Moore