Synchronized Swimming is...
DANCING IN THE WATER!!!! It combines athlete ability with artistry as athletes perform their routines to music. Athletes and aspiring athletes of any age and ability can experience the joy of synchronized swimming.
Recreational athletes learn the fundamentals of synchro through the Synchro Canada Star Program. Basic figures and swimming skills are taught. Recreation swimmers have the opportunity to put their new skills together in a routine swum to music.
Competitive athletes hone their synchro skills learning more complex figures, improving their swimming, flexibility, strength and fitness. Competition consists of figures and routines to music. Each swimmer competes individually in Figures. There are four types of routines – team, duet, solo and combo. Most swimmers compete in team but some will also compete in duet or solo. Combo is a combination of team, solo, duet and even trio sections in one routine. All competition is judged in accordance to FINA standards.
Saskatchewan offers many locations for synchronized swimming through local clubs. The clubs hold synchronized swimming provinces during the year. Clubs also host competitions annually to allow athletes to demonstrate their abilities in front of judges, family and friends.