Synchronized Swimming Team

The synchronized swimming program at Fairview pool is one of our most popular programs. As with all our programs, our main priority is for everyone to have fun learning new skills and meeting new people. In order to maintain an enjoyable summer, however, it is important that we clarify the structure and expectations of each program. In doing so we are hoping to avoid any unnecessary confusion and disappointment. Assuming that the appropriate criteria are met, all individuals are welcome to be placed on one of the following synchro teams: pre-junior, junior and senior team. Depending on the number of girls, a second team in any of theses categories may need to be formed. The girls will be placed on the appropriate team based on the following criteria:
  1. Skill and athletic ability
  2. Time available for synchro/ dedication
  3. If the individual is a winter or summer swimmer

Pre-Junior Team(s)

There is no age restriction for this category nor will there be any official "try outs". In order to participate however, individuals must be able to tread water in the deep end for a minimum of 2 minutes without coming to the side. The pre-junior team is for girls who are new to the sport of synchronized swimming and who wish to get a feel for competition and commitment. They will be required to purchase a bathing suit. Practices are held regularly. There is one competition held near the end of July on a date determined by the NAA. Due to the popularity of this team, it is asked that our young athletes unable to attend the competition and/or several of the practices, refrain from joining the team. It is difficult for the coach to teach the routine with frequent absences. It is also unfair for the girls who regularly attend practices.

Junior Team(s)

This team is for girls who are 13 years and younger. Being on the junior team requires a regular time commitment each week plus extra practices around competition time. Participants are expected at all practices and will be required to inform the coach of any absence. Participants will be required to purchase a team bathing suit. The preliminary competition is usually held at the end of July or the very beginning of August while the final competition is usually held around mid August. The date and time of these events will be announced by the appropriate coach as soon as they are made available. Sometimes younger girls with advanced synchro skills have been moved up to the senior level. Ideally, there are 8 individuals on the team.

At the Junior level, there are also duet and solo competitions. We are allowed one solo and one duet entry in the summer competitions. Of course, an athlete who is on both the team and either the duet or solo will require an additional time commitment.

Senior Team(s)

Seniors are 16 years and younger. At this level, the swimming is more intricate, elaborate, and complicated. It is physically more demanding and requires about a regular time commitment plus additional practices around competition time. Participants are expected at every practice and will be required to notify the coach of any absence.

The Senior duet and solo will be chosen based on the same criteria. Being part of the team plus a duet or solo requires an additional time commitment on behalf of the swimmer.

The preliminary competition will be against other pools in the same division. The final competition will be divided according to junior and senior in which all divisions of the NAA will compete against one another on two different days.