Tag: Synchronized Swimming

Appreciating the art of artistic swimming

Artistic swimming—renamed from synchronized swimming in 2017—is often portrayed as a combination of swimming and gymnastics. However, the sport deserves to be considered in its own right. Artistic swimming is affectionately referred to as “synchro,” and individuals who participate in the sport have good reason to love it. Being an[Read More…]

10 Things: Synchronized swimming

1 The first official synchronized swimming competition was held in 1891 in Berlin. Many synchronized swimming clubs were formed around this time, and Canada began developing swimming teams to compete in similar events in North America. These performances would soon be incorporated into music hall events, with theatres in London and[Read More…]

Synchronized Swimming: Martlets synchronized, symmetrical, and sensational

Saturday’s Synchronized Swimming Invitational brought fierce competition and excellent choreography in front of a packed audience at McGill’s Memorial Pool. The overflowing bleachers—full of family, friends, and fans—radiated excitement and anticipation for McGill’s 12-time Canadian University Synchro Swim League (CUSSL) title winning White Team. McGill dominated the invitational, walking away with high[Read More…]

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