Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming is the most recent addition to Hatfield SC.  Sessions are run by Amy Bryant, former synchronised swimmer and Level 2 Synchro coach, and Lauren Baker, competitive swimmer and Level 1 Synchro coach.  Both Amy and Lauren are also Level 2 swimming teachers.

Please read on for more information about our training sessions and swimmer requirements.

 

Training

The synchro section trains at Hatfield Swim Centre on Wednesdays, 5.30-6.30pm and Thursdays, 6-7pm.  A new beginners session is now available from 6-7pm on Fridays.  Swimmers can also attend land training on Fridays from 7.30-9pm at Hatfield Leisure Centre.

Our swimmers range in age from 8 years of age upwards but must meet the following requirements to ensure they are safe and are strong enough swimmers to enjoy and get the most out of attending training:

Swimmers must be safe in deep water and hold a minimum of Stage 6 of the ASA national teaching plan for swimming, or equivalent.

For any questions, or to arrange a trial session, please contact us:  synchro@hatfieldswimmingclub.org

During training sessions, swimmers will work towards figure and routine grades, please click here for more information on synchro grades.

Once swimmers have built some basic skills, they will be able to start working on routines.

We are keen to help any parent who may be interested in becoming a poolside helper or try a bit of coaching!  If you would like to discuss this further to decide if it’s right for you, please speak to Amy after training or email synchro@hatfieldswimmingclub.org.

 

Grading Days

Swimmers who are ready to take a grade will be entered into a regional grading day run by Swim England East Region.  There are usually three a year and swimmers must obtain a minimum standard in order to pass.  Coaches will therefore advise swimmers when they are ready to attend a grading day.

 

Competitions

There are several competitions a year organised by Swim England East Region including figures and routines.  The club may also attend other competitions they are invited to.   Swimmers will be entered into the figures section of a competition according to the figure grade they hold.

Competitions also have opportunities for parents who would like to get involved and volunteer.  There are plenty of non-technical roles (i.e. no specific synchro knowledge required) that are essential for the running of the competition.

Officials courses are available for anyone who is interested in becoming a judge or a scorer.  More information on synchro officiating can be found here.  If you are interested, please speak to Amy who can explain more about the requirements of each role and can arrange for you to attend a training course or to do some shadowing at a competition.

 

Futher Information

More information about synchronised swimming can be found by visiting the synchro hub.