Building champions in life
The KW Synchro Club has been in your backyard for 31 years. This city-affiliated minor sports team works with both the City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo, and offers programming out of several community pools in both cities. With the Rio Olympics coming up this summer, synchronized swimming is set to see a spike in club membership around the world. Synchro is the ultimate team sport — it has some of the strongest and fittest athletes in the world. But a journey can start here with KW Synchro!
Imagine your 8-year-old waking up at 5:30 a.m. and running into your room shouting, “It’s solo day!” No need to set the alarm! Imagine your child telling stories of how beautiful it is to be underwater when the sun shines through and the music beats beneath the surface. KW Synchro speaks to the values of life skills and art ahead of competition results, because in life you are surrounded by a team of people in everything you accomplish. Synchro builds champions in life, in and out of the water, through friendship, fitness, teamwork, excellence and building a legacy.
A sport for everyone
Boys and girls are now joining this creative sport in a new event called Mixed Pairs. It’s pairs ice dancing in the water but the art is more intertwined and the connectivity between the partners through movement in the water is more creative. Still, the art of a team sport mostly dentified by the strength, power and grace of girls still makes this popular for all young women. When you are lifted, your team of friends supports you.
KW Synchro programs
KW Synchro offers programs at all levels: recreational (one or two hours per week), athletes with disabilities, and the whole range of competitive and masters (adults) levels. Throughout all the levels, there is a sense of teamwork and support that is coach-influenced and athlete-led. These athletes are dedicated to each other, focused on their effort in school and in the pool, and motivated to progress at all levels — skills that transfer to all aspects of life!
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