Synchronised swimming (often abbreviated to 'synchro')
is a combination of swimming, dance and gymnastics performed in
water, accompanied by music. Synchronised swimmers must be
extremely fit, strong yet graceful, have precise timing and
exceptional breath control.
Synchronised swimmers usually perform in teams of between four
and ten swimmers, as well as doing duet routines and solos. They
regularly train with speed swimmers in distance work. In their own
sessions they work on 'figures' - the set body positions and
transition movements which form the basis of synchro - and
choreography. In landwork sessions they work on flexibility,
strength and weight training, in addition to listening to music to
develop the choreography and walking through the routines.
A growing sport in the UK, children as young as 6 years old can
learn the basics. and the opportunity to compete The City of
Newport Synchro Club based at the South East Wales Regional Pool
(part of Newport International Sports Village) provides expert
coaching for all levels and offers the opportunity to compete at
novice, regional and national level.
Email to find out more.