The 2016 ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships will be the second time an English Championships has been held for synchronised swimming.
- The ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships takes place from 16-17 April 2016 at Harvey Hadden in Gloucester.
- The ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2015 takes place from 2-4 December 2016 at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.
The sport has grown in popularity in recent years on the back of successful international results for the British swimmers in the run-up to and at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Tell me more about the ASA Synchro Nationals…
The ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships will feature a number of different events over the two days.
- All junior athletes (aged 15 – 18) will complete in Figures on the first day where they will receive a score based on their performance of four ‘figures’. The rankings from this Figures competition will be used to decide which junior swimmers progress to the Free Solo and Free Duet competitions.
- The Solo competition will feature the performance of two routines. The Technical routines will be eligible to athletes over 18 while the Free routines will be open to the top six from the Tech routine and the top six from the Figures. All entries must have gained a certain skill level to compete.
- The Duet competition is similar to the Solo in that there will be a Techinical routine for two swimmers over 18 and a Duet routine for the top six from the Tech and top six pairs from Figures based on the combined score of the pair. All entries must have gained a certain skill level to compete.
- The Team competition will feature between four and eight swimmers and is an open to all swimmers over 15. All entries must have gained a certain skill level to compete.
- Finally, the Free Combination has no restrictions for skill level although if there is a mixed team, all members of the team must be over 18.
For the technical routines, swimmers must performed a predetermined list of elements in a certain order and within a certain time limit.
While there are time limits on the free 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).
What can I find on the site?
- Start lists, results and a live scoreboard from the ASA National 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.