So, you are seeking an introduction to synchronised swimming. Well, can you imagine running for up to five minutes while performing acrobatics, holding your breath, looking graceful, and having to keep in time to the music? No? That’s synchronised swimming! - Taken from Swim England.
Synchronised swimmers are incredibly talented. They are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool so have to tread water constantly. They are not allowed to wear goggles and need to be able to hold their breath for about a minute.
You can perform synchronised swimming on your own, in a pair or as a team ( a team is a minimum of 4 people).
In a pair
Or as a team (minimum of 4 and usually 8)
Visit www.swimming.org/synchro then go to Get started or Find a club.
If you are swimming with the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway then your teacher will be able to direct you as to how to get involved with synchro.
If you are already an established swimming then type your county into the search box and find a club near you.
Synchronised swimming is for boys too. There are 'Mixed Duet' teams and this year in Manchester, in the 13-15 team, City of Swansea's Aquatic Club's Rosa George and Ioan Gravell won the commemorative Gold medal. In the 12 and under category, mixed duet, Aqualina Synchro Club's Kiarra Janikova and Maxwell Sewell won gold too.
If you live near York, there is a Synchro Summer Camp between 17-20th August for 10-18 year olds. E’mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Other summer clubs can be found here https://www.swimming.org/synchro/synchro-summer-camps