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Air Force Academy to host 2021 Artistic Swimming Junior Olympics

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KRDO) --The 2021 Artistic Swimming Junior Olympics will take place at the Air Force Academy.

The event is happening at the Air Force Academy Cadet Natatorium from June 26 to July 3.

“Anytime we’re able to help a national governing body bring a national event to Colorado Springs is a win for the organization and for the community. This event is a great example and we are thrilled about it,” said Doug Martin, acting Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

This is one of the largest synchronized swimming events in the world, more than 11,000 athletes will complete in the eight-day competition.

The artistic swimming event involves swimmers performing a routine to music.

Considering that some athletes might not be accustomed to the high elevation, USA Artistic Swimming will post guidelines and specific training tips to ensure every athlete is prepared to perform.

Colorado Springs is already home to the USA Swimming governing body, who runs the event.

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