Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club takes part in various competitions at local and national level throughout the year. Coaches will advise swimmers when they will be competing.
The main Scottish competitions are:
Inter District Competition – Swimmers from Edinburgh Synchro can be chosen to represent the East District. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION IS NOT HAPPENING IN 2020.
Scottish Figure Competition – Swimmers will compete at age group figures (up to 18) and technical teams, duets and solos (for those aged 15 and above).
Scottish Clubs Championships – Scottish Clubs compete against each other. There are no entry requirements for this competition and we try to include as many swimmers as we can in teams.
Scottish National Age Groups and Open – Swimmers need to have achieved a certain level of skill depending on their age to compete in the Age Group competition.
Novice Event – For swimmers who have not yet passed a grade, or who passed Grade 1 recently. IN 2019 THIS EVENT ALSO INCLUDED A RECREATIONAL COMBINATION TEAM SECTION FOR ALL SWIMMERS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP COMPETITIONS.
There are also English competitions that some teams attend each year.
The club also holds its own figures competition for everyone in the club.
The club has put together a matrix of the 2020 competitions and eligibility requirements. Please note that there are often changes in the regulations so this may not be 100% accurate.
The club pays entry fees. Swimmers should notify coaches immediately if unable to attend any competitions. If swimmers have been entered for a competition and have to pull out, for whatever reason, they may be charged for entry fee and/or any penalty charge.
There is a charge of £10 per competition for transport, gelatine, costumes, etc. Soloists and duets are responsible for their own routine costumes and hairpieces.
All swimmers representing the club at competition must have club kit. Club kit involves a club swimming cap, club costume, club t-shirt or polo shirt, long plain black leggings, plain black costume, plain white swimming cap, nose clip and goggles. Club hooded tops may also be purchased from the club. Caps and nose clips are available from the club most training sessions. The rest of the kit is ordered twice a year but can be ordered in advance on our club kit page.
Information on figures and routines, and how they are marked are on our grades page.
The club’s selection process is outlined in this document.