Synchronized Swimming

The 1870 Society is proud to sponsor Ohio State University Athletics and support the Synchronized Swimming program in the first for-profit Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) collective supporting Ohio State athletes. The organization was founded by a group of passionate, and experienced operators who are committed to helping Ohio State student-athletes navigate this complex and evolving world of NIL.

With 34 overall team national championships, 109 individual routine national champions, and 310 All-Americans, the Ohio State Synchronized Swimming Program is unparalleled in the United States, standing as the nation's preeminent team.

First competing as a varsity program in the 1976 season, Buckeye Synchronized Swimming has produced 20 Olympians and has seen 10 of its athletes inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. And it's a program with a history of sustained excellence, capturing 13 of the first 14 team championships for the sport as well as 10 of the last 15.


We acknowledge the efforts and commitment to excellence from those who came before us, with full knowledge that our program has benefited from the legacies they carved into the history of synchronized swimming at The Ohio State University.

We own the responsibility to uphold the same level of commitment to excellence that was demonstrated by previous members of this team and, in doing so, we commit to bringing our very best selves to each and every aspect of our lives.  

We live our lives with integrity and honor, holding ourselves and each other accountable for consistently representing the team and the university in the best possible light. We remain positive ambassadors of Ohio State for the rest of our lives.

Program History

  • 34 U.S. Collegiat Institution Overall National Championships
  • 109 Individual Routine National Champions
  • 310 All-Americans
  • 20 Olympians
  • 10 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Holly Vargo Brown, Head Coach

“The opportunity to lead young women in a place that values both excellence and integrity is the gift that keeps on giving! I remain grateful every season to have the support of Ohio State Athletics and the amazing Ohio State fanbase.   Our goal is to provide a championship experience for every student-athlete on our team, empowering them to be fully prepared for success in their post-college journeys. In the ever-changing landscape of college athletics, particularly the complex and evolving world of NIL, we are always striving to stay at the top. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our incredible student-athletes!”