A bit of history
Artistic Swimming, formerly referred to as synchronised swimming, was first demonstrated at the Olympics in 1952 and has been a recognised Olympic sport since the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
Artistic swimming routines are
a combination of athletic movements known as hybrids or figures performed in water to music. You will often see swimmers being lifted or thrown out of the water by members of their team!
Artistic Swimming is growing rapidly as a sport across the world. It was one of the first events to sell out at the Olympic Games held in London in 2012.
Artistic swimmers will develop many skills including, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and breath control.