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Synchronised Swimming

Swim England

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

British Swimming

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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.

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Partners

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

Partners

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