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.
Team England previous synchronised swimming medals
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Synchronised swimming technical routines are a core element of most senior synchro competitions.
The technical routine involves performing five predetermined combinations of figures called elements, executed in a specific order.
Swimmers are often required to perform certain combinations of figures, called elements, and part of their score is based on their performance of these elements. In a technical competition, athletes are scored on their execution of skills, performance of the required elements and their impression on the judges.
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