Synchronised swimming

The benefits of synchronised swimming

Do you like swimming, but would like to add a little rhythm or even art? Synchronised swimming
may be the sport for you.

You already know a bit about the benefits of swimming: building muscle, protecting your joints, working on your breathing capacity…
Yes, swimming has many benefits! The thing is, even if you like the water, you may want to change it up a bit…
And that's where artistic swimming (known for many years in the past as synchronised swimming) can come into play. Here's an overview of the benefits of this complete sport...

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1. A complete and multidisciplinary sport

Synchronised swimming is not just about dancing underwater. Or doing gymnastics underwater. In fact, synchronised swimming is a highly demanding discipline very much at the crossroads between sports swimming, dancing and gymnastics.
The good news? Well, this discipline has reaped the benefits of all three sports and is a complete sport in itself. Your body will gradually gain power, grace and flexibility. One of the main advantages of this danced swimming is the wealth of training. 

If one part is done out of the water (dance movements, gymnastic exercises), the other takes place in total immersion in a pool (traditional swimming lengths, synchronised sequences). Thanks to this "double approach", your muscles will develop in a completely balanced way:
- The training on the ground will improve your body's natural balance and
strengthen your muscle power. You will gain in agility and flexibility
as the choreography progresses.
- With swimming, your muscles will be deeply toned. Thanks to the surface
holding movements, such as sculling or ballet leg, synchronised swimming will tone your body. Perfect for feeling great!

Stay in shape, build muscle, exercise your cardiac and respiratory muscles or even improve your blood circulation…

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2. The benefits of water on the arms, legs, back, etc.

Artistic swimming is also a "supported" sport, i.e. is practised in immersion in the water. It is therefore extremely gentle on your body, which builds muscles in depth while protecting your joints from impacts with the ground. In short, it is a sport accessible to people in all types of physical condition. That's right!
As you know, water sports are very effective in working different muscle groups: the buttocks, abdominals, biceps, triceps and thighs. 

In addition, the more regularly you train, the more your neuromuscular coordination will be strengthened... No need to go to the world championships: Regular practice is enough to feel all of these benefits
One of the things people like most about synchronised swimming is that it is practised in water. Logical you may say. The result is that the body benefits from its hydro-massaging action, useful if you want a slimmer figure. 

Moreover; water could help significantly reduce cellulite. Do what you want with that bonus:)

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3. Want room for creativity?

In addition to being an athletic, technical sport, the artistic side is very important. We all have in mind the indestructible smiles of the swimmers as they quickly link up the figures imposed during the Olympic ballets.
Indeed, developing anartistic attitude is one of the requirements of synchronised swimming. Posture and smile are carefully thought out and worked.

This technical and artistic discipline allows you to express your creativity, especially during improvisation during competitions, a period of time where the swimmer must perform a choreography on a given music. Your artistic flair will also be solicited through the different dance and swimming movements, and your sense of rhythm will only be further developed.

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4. Synchronised swimming: unbeatable for developing team spirit!

Even if this elegant form of swimming can be practised solo, as a duet, or in a team, it is mainly considered as a group sport
Competitions orgalas are frequent in the discipline and therefore involve significant group work all year round. You will strengthen your rigour and sociability by learning to trust yourself and others.

In addition, during aquatic ballets and figures such as thrown lifts (an extremely complex figure to achieve), synchronisation and harmony close to perfection are required between all swimmers. You will therefore strengthen your team spirit by listening to each member of the group.

Still by the pool? It's time to take the plunge! If you are as comfortable in a pool as a fish in water and have an artistic sensitivity (and let's admit it, you like DIY: because it's up to you to customise your swimsuits!), try synchronised swimming. 
Especially now that you know all the benefits of combo ballets...



"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 problems. And although I've had to stop practising 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 literary skills to continue to keep my love alive through writing. I write articles trying to pass on my liking for a great sport, synchronised swimming."

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We have come a long way since the aquatic ballets of the 1930s... A complete, demanding and graceful discipline: I give you artistic swimming!