The pandemic didn’t stop them; the discontinuation of their sport didn’t stop them; Ohio State didn’t stop them. Today, and for the last time as a varsity program, Stanford’s synchronized swimmers are national champions.
The Cardinal started its team routine on Saturday to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” With about 200 people in attendance, many with thunder sticks, the atmosphere at Avery Aquatic Center was electric. The start of the routine was the loudest the venue had been since the start of the pandemic. It only became louder when the announcer brought news of the team’s final score: 83.6000, completing a sweep of