What is synchronised swimming?
Synchro combines swimming, dance and gymnastics in a synchronised routine performed in deep water to musical accompaniment. The sport develops advanced water skills, including strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and precise timing, as well as breath control for the underwater segments.
The sport has several competitive formats: solo, duo, trio and team routines for male, female and mixed teams. A team consists of between 4 and 10 swimmers. The most rewarding aspect of synchro is practising as a team and learning routines.
Is it for me?
Our swimmers have a wide range of ability. The basic requirement is that you are a competent swimmer of front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
If you need help improving these strokes before starting synchro, then Out to Swim provides swimming lessons.
It helps to have good flexibility, coordination, core strength, body awareness and a sense of rhythm. So, experience in dance, ballet, gymnastics or aerobics is a bonus, but by no means essential.