The National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships (NAG Synchro Champs) is the biggest junior national competition for synchronised swimmers in England.
- The ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships takes place from 2-3 May 2015 at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.
- The ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2015 takes place from 4-6 December 2015 at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.
The event has grown in popularity in recent years with hundreds of young swimmers battling it out to be crowned national champion over the three day meet in the run up to Christmas.
The addition of the Recreational events also opens up the event to less experienced swimmers, maybe taking their first steps into competition.
What can I expect from the Champs?
To learn about the ASA Synchro Nationals is to know that there are four ‘competitive’ events taking place at the Championships.
- All athletes will complete in Figures where they will receive a score based on their performance of four ‘figures’ which increase in difficulty for each age group.
- The Solo competition is open to the top 12 athletes from these figures rankings who wish to enter in each age group. Competitors in the Solo events must have achieved a certain skill level for each age group.
- The Duet competition is open to all athletes but pairs must consist of two swimmers from the same club and both competitors must have achieved a certain skill level (the same as for solo) for each age group.
- The Team competition will feature between four and eight swimmers (all from the same club). All entries from the figures competition are eligible to compete in the team competition.
While there are time limits on the solo, duet and team routines, there are no required elements which swimmers must perform. Routines will be judged based on three degrees of Technical Merit (Execution, Synchronicity, Difficulty) and three degrees of Artistic Impression (Choreography, Interpretation, Presentation).
The score for each athlete’s routine is then added to their original figures score for an overall score from which the final rankings are based. The figures scores for duets and teams are the average calculated from the swimmers competing in that respective duet or team.
What can I find on the Hub?
- Start lists, results and a live scoreboard from the ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships.
- Ones to Watch from the Champs featuring medal winners from the previous two years.
- Leave a message of support for your favourite swimmer or coach attending the Champs.
- Blogs and features on synchronised swimming to bring you closer to the sport.
- Spectator information for if you are attending the event.
- News updates from entries to results and reports.