So, you want to be a synchro swimmer!

Can you imagine running for up to five minutes while performing acrobatics, holding your breath, looking graceful, and having to keep in time to the music? Well. that’s synchronised swimming!

The sport used to be known as ‘water ballet’. It is incredibly strenuous and skillful. A test on all the Olympic sports before the London 2012 Olympic Games found that synchronised swimmers ranked second only to long distance runners in aerobic capacity! Synchronised swimming encompasses many attributes of sport: strength, power, flexibility, endurance, artistic expression and performance.

At Reading we have a very supportive environment, which together with the high standard of coaching, enables swimmers to reach their full potential. On top of this, swimmers quickly make new friends and learn how to work and play in a team.

In the last 10 years we have had swimmers competing or training at camps all over the world – Andorra, Athens, Baku (Azerbaijan), Barcelona, Belgrade, Bonn, Berlin, Budapest, Chania (Crete), Doha, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Gwangzhou, Istanbul, London 2012, Madrid,  Seville, Malta, Majorca, Mexico City, Montreal, Paris, Rijeka (Croatia), Rio 2016, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Tampere (Finland) and Tokyo.

Reading Royals offer free to attend try out sessions (usually for those aged 6 to 13). If you're interested in knowing more about artistic swimming and want to see, then come along to one of our days. 

Please contact Debbie Horlock.

Equipment required:  Swimming costume, goggles and hat. Please note your child needs to be able to swim 100 metres and we reserve the right to refuse a place on the basis of swimming ability