Do you like swimming? Do you also enjoy gymnastics and dancing? Why not give AquaFun a try?
Not only will you have fun in the water you will also learn skills that you may take you into the world of synchronised swimming.
What is Aqua Fun?
AquaFun is all about learning the basics of synchronised swimming - whilst having fun and building your water confidence.
It's based on the popular synchronised swimming which is now an Olympic Sport.
Synchro is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, or teams) performing a synchronised routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music.
Synchronised swimming demands advanced water skills, and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater.
What are the Basic Moves?
The two most important moves that you will be taught in AquaFun (that are vital in synchronised swimming) are:
- Sculls are the hand movements that propel the body. They are the most essential part of synchronised swimming
- Eggbeater is another important skill of synchronised swimming. It is a form of treading water that allows for stability and height above the water while leaving the hands free to perform strokes. Swimmers can also perform "boosts", where they use their legs to momentarily propel themselves out of the water to their hips or higher.
How do I find out more about Aquafun?
Many clubs, leisure centres or even schools have added synchro to their existing plans. AquaFun is proving to be very popular.
For more information speak to your swimming teacher or contact your local pool.