Learn to Swim Companion

A guide for parents and learners

Synchronised Swimming Grades

All Awards

Swim England Synchronised Swimming Grades are an integral part of the synchro journey.

They are progressive stages that introduce figures over six stages and routine skills over five stages that lead to the development of a well-rounded synchronised swimmer.

This pathway is also the entry qualification for competition at all levels of the sport.

The Swim England Synchronised Swimming Grade Awards offer athletes a tangible way of monitoring this progress and success as they move through each grade, collecting stickers for bronze, silver and gold levels to track incremental improvements within each grade.

Each certificate also come with matching pin badges they can showcase on their bags and club kit.

While the synchronised swimming elements of Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 can be delivered by pool operators or clubs, the Synchro Figure and Routine Grades are only delivered at clubs.

All Grades are judged at regional grading days and are judged Level 1 judges, overseen by a qualified Level 2 Judge. Level 1 and 2 Coaches can train the grades within their club environment but they can pass a Grade without attending a formal Grade day.

Head over to our Synchronised Swimming Sport Hub to find out more about the Synchro Grades, as well as information about joining a club in England.