Synchro competitions

Currently Swim England Hertfordshire do not hold an annual Synchronised Swimming Championships but this is something that is being looked at and should change in the future.

A sychronised swimmer should progress via County, Regional and ultimately National Level Championships.

Generally Sychronised Swimming Competitions are split into figures and routines.  All swimmers have to compete in figures but there are usually limits as to how many routines a club can enter into each category.  Routine categories are solo, duet and team.  With figures, each category has three of four figures which they complete with each figure watched by a panel of five judges.  The highest and lowest scores are deducted and an average of the other three marks is used along with taking into account the degree of difficulty of the figure.

This link takes you to the Swim England East Region Synchro results page.

Development

Synchronised swimming in the East Region has been steadily developing over recent years and the Region run synchronised swimming development camps for swimmers to keep the sport moving forwards.

Details of the next regional training opportunity for athletes can be found below:

Date: 13th January 2019

Venue: Goffs – Churchgate Academy, College Road, Cheshunt, EN8 9LY

Time: 12.00 – 15.00

Swimmer criteria: Swimmers must be taking figure grades 3, 4, 5 or 6 at the regional grading day on 26th January 2019.

Deadline for bookings:  All booking forms should be returned to bookings@eastswimming.org no later than Monday 7th January 2019.

Officials

Synchronised Swimming events require referees, judges, scorers, callers, clerks and timekeepers as well as other helpers to run. 

The Region runs courses for level 1 and 2 judges as well as courses for scorers.

No technical knowledge is required for callers, clerks and timekeepers and parents often fill these essential roles to enable competitions to run.

Find out more about synchro official’s training courses.

Contact the Synchronised Swimming Manager, Tom Brennan