Swimmers
New England
Synchro

Welcome to the New England Synchronized Swimming web site.

It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion about the use of the NESSA name, and how it relates to the two synchronized swimming associations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Several years ago, all of the synchro clubs located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were grouped together in a single association (NESSA - New England Synchronized Swimming Association). At some point, the association grew so large, that it was decided to split it into two separate associations. My understanding is that the primary reason for the split was to allow more swimmers to be able to qualify for higher competition. (Qualification was based on the top scores within an association, so if only the top three scores qualified, then only three groups would advance.) With two associations, twice as many swimmers could qualify for Regional, Zone and National competitions.)

Even though the clubs now belonged to separate associations (NESSA North and NESSA South) with separate governing boards and finances, they had all worked together so well for so long, that it seemed natural to continue to hold meets together. That way, the associations could share costs for pool time, and could share judging duties. The two associations do share a single secretary and treasurer, but keep separate funds.

Remember, although it may appear to be a single "Synchro Meet" going on (and that is the way they are listed in the calendars) it is actually two separate association meets taking place.

Finally, I started this web site quite a while ago, when I was still actively involved with the New Hampshire Aquamarines. I try to keep things as up-to-date as I can, so please let me know if you have any updates, find any mistakes or have any problems. (I am always open to any suggestions for improvement.) I try to respond to everyone that emails me.



Thanks,
Jim