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.
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.
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.
/ 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.
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