Synchro training during a pandemic

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I’ve had many people ask me how we can continue to train during Covid-19 – with many people expressing surprise that synchro can be done without a pool.

In normal times, we actually do a lot of training outside the pool. Synchro requires great strength, stamina, flexibility and agility. We use land and pool training to help develop this. In pandemic times, all access to pools have closed, so we have had to adapt our training regimes. It’s definitely trickier to train without any pool sessions, but it was important to us that we try our best to adapt so that when we get back to the pool, we won’t be starting at zero. Continue reading

I’ve had many people ask me how we can continue to train during Covid-19 – with many people expressing surprise that synchro can be done without a pool.

In normal times, we actually do a lot of training outside the pool. Synchro requires great strength, stamina, flexibility and agility. We use land and pool training to help develop this. In pandemic times, all access to pools have closed, so we have had to adapt our training regimes. It’s definitely trickier to train without any pool sessions, but it was important to us that we try our best to adapt so that when we get back to the pool, we won’t be starting at zero. Continue reading

Club Figure Competition 2019/20

Due to the change in the synchro year the club has held its second Club Figure Competition of 2019 but the first of the 2019/20 synchro year.

Again, almost all members of the club competed. And again, we are grateful to our volunteers for being clerks, scorers, judges and team managers, to Linda for again being an amazing guest judge, and to Ilona, one of our older swimmers who was unable to swim so stepped into a judge role.

Swimmers competed in either their Age Group figures / element or figures from the grade they are due to take next. For some swimmers who only passed their latest grade on 6 October that was a big step up, but they impressed the judges and coaches immensly. Continue reading