The United States entertained the crowd with its "mime" theme and swam to a 95.667 to secure its spot on the medal stand. Canada posted a 95.251 which was good enough for a silver medal while host country Brazil scored a 90.750.
"We came here to earn a spot for Beijing," said co-captain Kim Probst following the competition. "The greatest part is we were able to enjoy the sport and the atmosphere as well."
Medalists were determined by combining scores from Thursday's Team Tech routines with today's Team Free routines. The United States has earned every Pan Am Team title since the inclusion of the event in 1963, with the exceptions of 1983 and 1999 in which Canada took home the crown.
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