Synchronized Swimming - Overview
Synchronized swimming tutorial
Synchronized Swimming - Presentation
Synchronized swimming is a game in which a group of athletes performs dance steps in combination with swimming. The dance is performed according to the melody playing in the background. This tutorial explains the basics of synchronized swimming and how to become a professional synchronized swimmer.
Like other swimming events, players can perform in solos, duets, combos or teams. There are two routines in synchronized swimming -
Technical routine - In technical routine, players perform according to a set of steps predetermined. It must be carried out strictly according to certain rules.
Free Routine - The steps here are not predetermined, so players are free to choose their own steps. In free routine, players must show their creativity in choreography, dance and lcoordination.
A little history of synchronized swimming
Synchronized swimming was very famous before it was included in the Olympic Games. For the first time it was performed in 1891 as recorded in history. At this time it was performed in Berlin, Germany. After seeing the event, many countries became interested in playing the sport and many clubs were formed. Simultaneously, this sport became popular in the United States and Canada.
For the first time, synchronized swimming was included in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984. Between 1984 and 1992, it was performed with two events solo and duo . At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, only the team event was included. But from the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, two events, namely duet and team events, took place and synchronized swimming is now held.has become a sport that attracts crowds.
Since its inception, the game has become very famous in many Asian and non-Asian countries. Artists from different countries perform in the World Aquatic Championships every year. The recent World Championship (2015) was held in Kazan, Russia.
The following countries dominated the sport in the event of medals.
- United States
- East Germany