Programs & Training Schedule

There are different competitive levels of artistic former synchronized swimming. New swimmers typically begin at the Novice or Intermediate level, depending upon their age and swimming ability.

 
 
NOVICE 
FIRST YEAR OF SYNCHRO, NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE 
Program runs September to June. It is 2 hours class, twice per week.
  • Any age
  • 60 min dry land (condition/stretching, gymnastics, choreography)
  • 60 min water (speed swimming, drills, synchro strokes, figures, routines)
  • Novice level doesn't have requirement of intense competition.
  • Learn basic skills
  • Sculls (torpedo, support, alligator sculls)
  • Eggbeater
  • Strokes (backstrokes, sidestrokes)
  • Learn components of synchro
       - Novice Figures​
       - Solo, duet, trio, team routines 
  • Eligible Competitions Association meet late April, beginning of May
  • Perform in the BSS Annual Water Show
 
INTERMEDIATES 
MORE THAN 1 YR OF EXPERIENCE 
Program runs September to June. Practices meet 2-3x/week. Individual squads are formed by age. Coach determines when novice will advance to Intermediates.
  • Any age
  • Fall-continue to improve basic skills
  • Develop more advance skills (increased difficulty in figures)
  • Winter-combine those skills into more complex routines
  • Spring-eligible competitions
       - Attend local competitions​
       - Can qualify to attend regional and zone competitions
  • Perform in the BSS Synchro Annual Water Show 
AGE GROUP SKILL LEVEL
Program runs September to July. Practices for ages 12 & under meet 4x/week. For age 13 & older, meet 4-5x/week. Age Group team is for athletes who have moderate to significant prior synchro experience.
  • Much more complex figures (technical elements)
  • More advanced competitions
       - Local meets
       - Can qualify to competitions in regional zone
       - National meets
       - For older team members, the opportunity to compete internationally
  • Attend National Team Trials & development camps
  • Placement to any age group team requires coach recommendation 
ALL SWIMMERS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FORMS DOWN BELOW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SEASON 
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