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Synchronised Swimming

Swim England

Contact Name
Swim England headquarters
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

British Swimming

Contact Name
British Swimming
Contact Email
customerservices@swimming.org
Contact Telephone
01509 618 700

Get Involved

What is Synchronised Swimming?

Synchronised swimming (synchro) is an exciting mixture of swimming, dance and gymnastics performed mostly by women.

It used to be known as 'water ballet' and this is a good starting point to see the sport because routines are essentially athletic movements performed in water and choreographed to music.

Synchronised Swimming is open to both male and female athletes but it is a sport dominated by women, mainly because the Olympic and World Championship competitions are not open to men.

Athletes perform routines that can be anything from two and a half minutes to five minutes long, depending on whether they perform alone or part of a team. The routines are made up of certain movements that are performed using certain basic positions.

Benefits

  • Increases strength
  • Improves flexibility
  • Whole body workout
  • Improves Cardiovascular fitness

Involvement

Any adult who wants to get involved should contact their local synchronised swimming club and attend an adult taster session. They last about an hour and you will learn all the basics of synchro such as swimming to music, speed swimming and sculling.

Campaigns

Love Swimming

Swap screen time for swim time!

Parents in Sport Week

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

  • Harborough District Council
    QUEST
    Blaby District Council
    Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
    East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    British Heart Foundation

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
  • QUEST
    Safeguarding
  • Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • Loughborough University