Synchronised swimming routines are made up of a series of athletic movements performed in water and choreographed to music.

The synchronised swimmers have to perform moves between different body positions called ‘figures’ to impress the judges.

There are 19 basic synchronised swimming positions and a huge range of moves can be used.

The majority of figures involve the swimmer holding their legs out of the water. The swimmers can perform lifts where they hold or throw the other swimmer or swimmers above the water.