Synchro Competitions

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned campaigner, there is a synchro competition to cater for all abilities.

There are four levels of synchro competition in England, designed to give swimmers the opportunity to progress to national and international standard.

Entry for each level of competition is dependent on swimmers achieving different grades.

Guide to the four levels of English synchro competition

  • Level 1 competitions are designed as an introduction to the competitive side of the sport. These events are run by either clubs or counties and feature figures competitions only.
  • Level 2 competitions are also a grass roots event but will involve higher entry standards and may include a free combination team event as well as figures.
  • Level 3 competitions introduce free routines for the first time and will typically be a regional event. Swimmers between nine and 12 years old will be expected to have achieved at least grade 2 while swimmers over 13 will need to be at least grade 3 standard.
  • Level 4 competitions are national events for the most competitive swimmers in the country who have achieved high figure grades.

Adult and Masters synchro competitions operate slightly differently, with no grades required to enter. Click here to find out more about Masters synchro.

Further information on synchro competitions

If you are organising a synchro competition, or are interested to know more about them, below is the synchro competitions document library.

It contains a range of Word and PDF documents for swimmers and organisers alike. Everything from criteria for entry into events to licensing guidelines and referee reports. Any new help or guidance created for synchro competitions will be added to this library.

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Synchro Competitions