Synchro Competitions

We enter five main championship events each year:

  • British Championships - April
  • Warwickshire Championships - June / July
  • Midlands Novice Championships - September
  • Midlands Championships - September / October
  • National Age Group Championships - Early December


Competitions take place in different age groups and there are 3 different types of discipline: individual figures, duet routines and team routines.

Individual figures

Each competitor individually performs a set of defined movements and positions to the judges. The objective is to perform each figure as perfectly as possible, music is not used for this part of the competition.

Duet routines

Pairs of swimmers perform a routine to music and are scored for technical merit and artistic impression. An example duet is included in our video gallery.

Team / combination routines

Within a team for any particular age group there will typically be synchro swimmers at different levels of ability and the routines are designed to allow less experienced competitors to take part alongside more experienced swimmers. This means that novices can start to take part in competitions while they are still at an early stage in their development. A team of up to 10 swimmers perfrom a routine to music and judges award marks for technical merit and artistic impression. An example routine from our open team is included in our video gallery.

Age groups

Competitions take place in the following age groups 12 & Under; 13 to 14, 15 to 17; 18 & Over. Additionally there is often a competition for an Open Team including swimmers from various age groups. These age bands refer to the age of the competitor at midnight on the 31st December of the year of the competition. An example combination routine from our 12 & under team is included in our video gallery.


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