The Recreational and League Programs are an extension of Mesa's Parks and Recreation summer programs. This is the perfect place for swimmers who enjoy synchro, but may not be able to make the time or financial commitment to the Competitive Program.
Our practices incorporate basic swimming skills, dance, Pilates, yoga, stretching, flexibility and of course, artistic swimming!
The Beginning Competitive Program is designed for athletes who are new to this sport, but may not be ready to fully commit to the Competitive Program. Practices are held 2-3 times per week with 4-5 Saturday competitions throughout the school year. Season runs August - June.
The Competitive Program is designed for athletes who have made a commitment to synchronized swimming. Swimmers and families must commit to the full competition season (August - June) and be willing to take or send their daughters to all eligible competitions, which may include traveling around the state or country. Competitions usually run from Friday - Sunday.
No, they're not allowed to! f they do, they'll be penalized. Pools are a minimum of 9 feet deep, so all the lifts you see are swimmers showing their strength!
Synchro swimmers like to say 'as long as necessary', but in truth, it can be up to 30 seconds in a routine. Continuing quick movements while holding one's breath is the equivalent of running without breathing.
Yes, they can via underwater speakers.
To keep their hair from moving and to create a uniform team appearance, swimmers apply Knox gelatine. Once hardened, it acts as a shiny swim cap. It takes a lot of hot water and patience to remove!
Between 5-20, depending on the level of swimmer. They train both in and out of the water using a diverse set of workouts to develop strength and conditioning.
Swimmers smile to make you think that it is! Strong presentation skills and stamina are hallmarks of this sport.