Can you imagine running for up to five minutes while performing acrobatics, holding your breath, looking graceful and having to keep in time to the music or your fellow athletes? No? Well welcome to the world of synchronised swimming!
Synchronised swimming is open to both male and female athletes, but it is a sport dominated by women, mainly because the Olympic and World Championship competitions are not open to men.
Athletes perform routines that can be anything from two and a half minutes to five minutes long, depending on whether they perform alone or part of a team. These routines are made up of certain movements that are performed using certain basic positions, and approximately two thirds of a synchronised swimming routine is performed under the water more ...
In Kent there are currently five clubs offering synchronised swimming, well-spread around the county. The links below will take you to their websites:
Synchronised swimming officials courses and courses leading synchronised swimming coaching qualifications will be listed here.