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Learn Synchro

When you watch a group of synchronised swimmers, you can’t believe how they can be so graceful and athletic. They perform a routine to music, rising out of the water and creating intricate shapes on the water by linking their arms and legs together.

Synchronised swimming (synchro) is an exciting mixture of swimming, dance and gymnastics performed mostly by girls.

Swimmers - either solo, or in duets, trios, or teams - perform a synchronised routine of difficult moves in the water with music.

It requires advanced water skills, great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as very good breath control when upside down underwater.

Who is synchro suited to?

Swimmers need great water skills, strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Around 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?

There are two main ways to try out synchronised swimming.

  • Find out about Aqua Fun and take your dance moves into the water. It's a great introduction to synchro.
  • Ask your parents to contact your local synchro club and ask them to book a session so you can try it out.