An aquatic sport combining elements of gymnastics, dance, and swimming that is practised in a swimming pool. It is an extremely demanding and complex discipline whose practitioners must have a good level of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular energy, and concentration to follow the rhythm of the music, as well as to move and situate themselves underwater. Artistic swimming is practised in solo events, duets, and team competitions. Performances are judged by officials according to standardized rules. The individual or team with the most points wins the competition.
The Club Synchro Saint-Laurent was founded 35 years ago and offers artistic swimming classes to boys and girls aged 6 to 16. Synchro Saint-Laurent is the home club of Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Simoneau and has grown significantly since the opening of the new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent. In 2017, Synchro Saint-Laurent underwent a marked change in vocation and is now home to a provincial-level competitive team.
Rules of the sport