artistic swimming glossary

"After a ballet leg, the swimmers of the French team started forming to do a throw lift". If this sentence doesn't mean anything to you, check out our "synchro swimming" glossary to try to understand the swimmers' rich vocabulary a little more! Some of them even answered our call on Instagram to help us in producing the glossary. So you don't forget anything!

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a
Albatross
Ariana
b
Breath control (freediving)
Ballet leg
Barracuda
Barracuda - compulsory figure
Back Pike Position
Back Layout Position
Bent Knee Position
Bent Knee Back Layout Position
c
Choreography
Crane
Combination
Crane Position
d
Dolphin
Disconnected
Double Ballet Leg
Duet
Deck
Dry rehearsal
e
Eggbeating
f
Front Pike Position
Feet-first jump
Figure
Flamingo
Formation
Front Layout Position
Fishtail Position
g
Gala
Gelatine
h
Highlight
i
Ibis
k
Knight Position
l
Lifts
m
Make-up
Music
n
Nose clip
r
Routine
s
Sculling
Swordfish
Scull
Split
Synchros
Surface Arch Position
Solo
Spin
t
Team routine
Tub (or barrel)
Thrust
Tap tap
Torpedo scull
v
Vertical Position
w
Walkout

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sixtine de faletans

"Even when I was very young, I loved the aquatic environment and water sports. I love sports, and I've tried lots of them. Judo, aikido, badminton... But finally it was in the water that I was really happy with synchronised swimming. I immediately liked its two different aspects, and it has become a genuine love in my life! I was attracted by the sports and artistic side of the discipline, as well as the team and community spirit that go with it. Unfortunately, I had to stop for various health reasons. And although I've had to stop doing it, I still love this sport. I never stopped swimming, even going so far as to take it as an option for my A-levels. Today, I use my editorial skills to continue to keep my love alive through writing. I write articles with the aim of sharing my passion for a great sport, that of synchronised swimming."