Many people who see the graceful movements of synchronized swimming often mistake this for an easy sport. In truth, it is just the opposite – synchronized swimmers are some of the strongest and fittest athletes. It takes a huge amount of strength, stamina and flexibility (coupled with a flair for the theatrical) to make synchro look effortless. Hiding beneath the surface and behind the flawless smiles is a complex world of technical skill, athletic ability and mental focus that few people ever get to see.As a city-affiliated minor sports group, one of KW Synchro Club’s biggest goals is to continue to grow the number of girls involved in sport. The Club is doing its part to get more girls involved in athletics. They provide programs at all levels of the sport – from fun, play-based recreational classes, summer camps to adult fitness classes, right up to high-level national level programs, there is a great sense of community among the girls of KW. Little 5-year-olds wearing float belts can have fun and learn a new sport while watching across the pool as elite level swimmers practice their routines for nationals.