Rachel Jager of Williamsville swam with the U.S. team that finished 11th in the team technical final on Tuesday at the FINA World Championships of synchronized swimming in Budapest, Hungary. Team USA scored 82,8546 points in the final. Russia won gold with 96.0109 points, followed by China (94.2165) and Japan (93.1590).
Anita Alvarez of Kenmore and Victoria Woroniecki of Las Vegas, Nev. placed 11th in the duet free preliminary with 84.300 points.
"They had a good swim. Victoria has improved a lot, and this program fits them better than tech with more power and energy," said Myriam Glez, USA Synchro's executive director and high performance director.
Alvarez and Woroniecki will swim in the duet free finals on Thursday.
Russia's Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko, who won gold in the duet tech final, placed first in the free prelim with 96.6333 points.