Swim England Artistic Swimming

The home of artistic swimming in England

Entries open for National Age Group Championships

Entries for the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships are now open.

The event takes place at the GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, on 24 and 25 November and is the premier competition in England for young synchronised swimmers.

It is held over three age groups – U12s, 13-15 years and 15-18 years – and usually attracts the largest  number of competitors at any domestic synchro event.

Last year, Rushmoor secured the 15-18 years team title for the third consecutive year, while Reading Royals won both the U12s and 13-15 years trophies.

Looking for a clean sweep

There are four types of competition at the National Age Group Championships:

  1. All athletes will begin the competition by completing Figures where they will receive a score based on their performance of four ‘figures‘ which increase in difficulty for each age group.
  2. The Solo competition is open to the top 12 athletes from these figures rankings who wish to enter in each age group.
  3. The Duet competition is open to all athletes but pairs must consist of two swimmers from the same club.
  4. The Team competition features between four and eight swimmers (all from the same club).

The top athletes will often aim for the ‘clean sweep’ of golds over Solo, Duet and Team for their age group – and Mimi Gray, of Reading Royals, achieved this feat last year.

Entries for the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships close on 12 noon on Wednesday 24 October. To find out more, and to book a place, click here.

Tickets for the event are priced at £14 for adults and £12 for concessions for both days or £8.50 and £7.50 for daily admission and are available to purchase in advance.