Artistic Swimming (Synchronised Swimming)
By taking part in different aquatic disciplines you continue to develop fundamental sports skills. You can find out more about the sports on the Swim England sport ‘hubs’ by clicking or tapping here: swimming, synchro, water polo, and diving.
The 12 Awards comprising the Learn to Swim Stages 8-10 are:
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Swimming
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Diving
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Artistic / Synchronised Swimming
- Learn to Swim Stages 8, 9, 10 Water Polo
We have 30minute Taster Sessions for swimmers who have completed / working towards Stage 7 and above. Taster Sessions are available in the following aquatic disciplines:
- Taster Session (Stage 7+) - Diving: (The Mount)
- Taster Session (Stage 7+) - Synchro Artistic Swimming (The Mount, Bubwith and Sherburn)
- Taster Session (Stage 7+) - Water Polo (The Mount, Bubwith and Sherburn)
Sculling and eggbeater are the two most important synchro moves that you will be taught in stages 8 – 10.
These are vital to synchro:
Sculling is the hand movement that propels the body and is the most essential part of synchronised swimming.
Eggbeater is a form of treading water that allows you to remain stable above the water while leaving the hands free to perform strokes. Swimmers can also perform ‘boosts’, where they use their legs to propel themselves out of the water.
By completing this Award you will be able to perform various new skills and deliver a sequence individually, in pairs or in a group using a variety of skills (minimum of five) from this stage or from Learn to Swim Stage 8.
By completing this Award you will be able to perform a number for Artistic swimming skills and routines both individually and as part of a group.
You will be able to perform a sequence individually, in pairs or in a group starting with an entry from poolside using a variety of skills (minimum of eight) from this stage or from Learn to Swim Stage 8 or 9 Synchro. Include at least two strokes, travelling sculling, eggbeater; a fast figure and a controlled figure.
Once you have mastered the basics of the Aquatics Skills Framework, you can continue developing your Artistic Swimming creativity through our Artistic Swimming - Explore & Expression Program.
If you would like to start working towards the achieving synchro grades for figures and routines, please below for the Swim England website for Synchronised Swimming Clubs
Artistic Swimming - Explore & Expression
Swim England Synchro Club