Synchronized Swimming: Grace & Endurance
Synchronized Swimming: swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers are synchronized with a musical accompaniment so as to form changing patterns
Synchronized swimming is a combination of swimming, dancing, and gymnastics, all performed in the water, usually in the form of duets or teams. This sport requires not only the necessary water skills, but also the strength, endurance, and grace of gymnastics and dance.
A team consists of four to eight swimmers. There are different levels of competition in the United States: Juniors (14-18 years old), Collegiate, Masters, and Seniors (elite 18 and over). If your child likes being in the water, but isn't a very good racer, this is a great alternative because it is competitive but mostly focuses on strength, flexibility, overall fitness, and timing.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on synchronized swimming: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of synchronized swimming gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who does or has done synchronized swimming, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a synchronized swimming expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach synchronized swimming who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench