Artistic swimming involves strength and flexibility and requires swimmers to be extremely fit to swim routines. Swimmers who enjoy dancing and gymnastics are well-suited to artistic swimming but experience in those areas is not essential to become an artistic swimmer. The sport is open to both boys and girls.
Routines consist of solos, duets, free teams and combination teams. An essential element of artistic swimming are ‘figures’ which are a series of positions linked by transferring movements. Swimmers work on figure grades and routine grades at their clubs which provide essential skills for swimming routines.
Swim England East Region run several Artistic Swimming Grading Days each year to enable swimmers to be assessed for these grades.
How to get started
There are eleven artistic swimming clubs in the East Region.
Find an artistic swimming club near you.
There are also several swimming centres around the Region that offer artistic swimming as part of their Learn to Swim Programme.