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Artistic Swimming Grades

Artistic Swimming (Synchro) Grading System

Artistic Swimming (Synchro) Grading System

Learn to Swim Schools

During you child swimming lessons they should be given the opportunity to have a try at Artistic Swimming (Synchro) as well as other aquatic disciplines.

Wales National Learn to Swim Framework has additional skill levels which child can complete giving them chance to learn basic skills from the aquatic disciplines. There are 5 skill levels for Artistic Swimming (Synchro) which children can start to learn alongside their swimming lessons once they have passed Wave 4.

Throughout the 5 skill levels swimmers will learn basic Artistic Swimming (Synchro) skills and practice forming routines. These skills will help swimmer transfer from a swim school environment to a club format if they choose to continue with the sport.

Competitive Artistic Swimming (Synchro) Grades

Once a swimmer is in a club setting they will follow the ASA Synchro Grading format set out by Swim England. There is are three strands of the grading system; Figure Grades, Routine Grades and Land Grades.

As swimmers progress with the sport they will need to have achieved particular levels to the able them to enter certain competitions across the UK.

Figure Grades

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

At each grade swimmers will be award either a bronze, silver or gold level this is to enable athletes to perfect the figures before moving to the next grade.

Routine Grades

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

There grades comprise of routine skills such as transitions, speed of movement and hybrids ready for solos, teams. These five grades compliment the figure grades and aim to develop well rounded athletes for all elements of the sport.

Land Grades

These five land grade have yet to be released by Swim England, which as due January 2018.

The aim of the five land grade will be to ensure athletes are developing a strong core, flexibility and speed of movement on land which transfers to the pool.

Grades Days

For a swimmer to complete any of their grades they will need to attend an assessment day. These days are held across the UK throughout the year, the dates can be found on the calendar.

Routine Grade 1

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

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Routine Grade 2

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

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Routine Grade 3

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

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Routine Grade 4

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

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Routine Grade 5

There are five routine grades which allows athletes to test ability to perform routine skills. There are also awarded on a bronze, silver or gold level.

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Figure Grade 1

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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Figure Grade 2

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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Figure Grade 3

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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Figure Grade 4

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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Figure Grade 5

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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Figure Grade 6

Swim England has set out six figure grades these provide swimmers to test their ability on the current Fina age group figures.

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