Many people who saw synchronized swimming (synchro) in the 2016 Rio Olympics found out that the sport is more than flowered caps and balletic arms. In fact, synchronized swimmers cross-train in swimming, dance, acrobatics, flexibility, athletic land training and more — and, all this before they begin their training for synchro!
It’s a full body workout and some of the strongest female athletes are synchronized swimmers. It takes a huge amount of strength, stamina and theatrical artistic flair to be a synchro swimmer. KW Synchro, a club that has been a part of our community for over 30 years, is now gearing up for a new season. Its streams range from entry levels (Novice) to the more comprehensive Provincial Competitive teams. All of these levels feature a team environment where athletes work together to learn and build on skills, develop routines and perform the required figures for their levels, all while having fun and being challenged. The team experience promotes the development and value of leadership skills, solid work ethic, passion and heart. Athletes learn goal-setting skills as well as self-evaluation and self-awareness.
If you have a young child who still needs to work on her swimming skills, KW Synchro offers a recreational program geared towards the basic swimming skills for water safety. Aside from the sequins and glitter, this sport was rated one of the top five sports by ESPN. Now, with the inclusion of men in the sport at the World Championship levels, many clubs throughout the province have begun to recruit boys who may have an artistic creative mind for performance to be a part of their team. The girls are enjoying the new challenge of lifting a boy out of the water without touching the bottom of the pool!
Grab your suit, and jump in with KW Synchro: kwsynchro.on.ca
Submitted by John Ortiz, Head Coach KW Synchro