Synchronised 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 synchronised swimming but experience in those areas is not essential to become a synchronised swimmer. The sport is open to both boys and girls.
Routines consist of solos, duets, free teams and combination teams. An essential element of synchro 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 Synchronised Swimming Grading Days each year to enable swimmers to be assessed for these grades.
Events in Synchronised Swimming competitions
There are four levels of competition in synchronised swimming, with level 1 for novice competitions and level 4 National competitions. Competitions can comprise of figures and/or routines.
Swim England East Region run three annual Synchronised Swimming Competitions (levels 2 and 3) that aim to give every level of synchronised swimmer, including Masters, the opportunity to compete.
Swimmers from the Region compete at both Regional and National competitionsand may also be invited to take part in competitions run by other clubs/counties/regions. They also compete for the Combo Cup Competition (level 3) that is open to any club in the county.
How to get started
There are eleven synchronised swimming clubs in the East Region.
Find a synchro club near you.
There are also several swimming centres around the Region that offer synchronised swimming as part of their Learn to Swim Programme.