Get Into Synchro
Synchronised swimming has no age limit and has become really popular since Aquabatique appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. Find out more and how to get started below.
If you are at school check out the Under-16s' section for information on Aqua Fun, a great introduction to synchro.Synchronised swimming (synchro) is an exciting mixture of swimming, dance and gymnastics performed mostly by women.
Swimmers - either solo, or in duets, trios, or teams - perform a synchronised routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music.
It requires advanced water skills, great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater.
- Go to the British Swimming Synchro zone to learn more about synchro as a sport
- Let our synchro stars explain the basics of the sport in our Aquatics 2012 zone
- Meet our top synchro stars in our Aquatics Stars section
Who is synchro suited to?
Because it demands great water skills, strength, endurance, and flexibility, synchro is a great way to get fit as well as learn something new and have a lot of fun. Check out synchro in action in our picture gallery from the World Championships left.
Roughly two-thirds of a synchronised swimming routine is performed under water. So you will need to feel completely comfortable in and under the water. You will also need strong swimming skills. If this is you then can give synchronised swimming a go.
How do I give it a go?
Any adult who wants to get involved should contact their local synchronised swimming club and attend an adult taster session. They last about an hour and you will learn all the basics of synchro such as swimming to music, speed swimming and sculling (the hand movements that propel, stabilise, and balance a swimmer's body).
- Use our Pool Finder to find a synchronised swimming club close to you, the ASA have over 100 across England. Simply search for your nearest pool and check for clubs that use it.
- Or contact your regional ASA office here and ask about clubs in your area.
It’s never too late to start synchronised swimming. There's even a competition just for Masters swimmers. Read more about that here.