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Our Programs                                             

The Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Club offers programs for synchronized swimmers of all ages and ability levels.  It is the goal of the Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each athlete to the best of her abilities. 

Non-competitive Programs

Mermaid FUNdamentals  

  • This is an entry-level non-competitive program designed for athletes who have completed the “Intro to Synchro” class and would like to learn more!  
  • This six-week program meets once a week for 90-minute sessions.  
  • Participants must have basic swimming skills (Level 4 or 5 American Red Cross or equivalent), be deep-water safe, and be age 7 or older.   
  • This program is designed to teach basic synchro skills and concepts.   

Competitive Teams

Placement on our competitive teams is determined by Coaches.  Coaches will evaluate all potential competitive team members to assess potential competitive team placement. 

Novice 

  • Athletes in this group should have successfully completed the "Mermaid" program, or have mastered the skills taught at that level. 
  • Athletes in this program are between the ages of 7 and 12.
  • Athletes compete in four to six meets per season at the local and regional level. 

Intermediate

  • After mastering the skills obtained at the Novice level, athletes move up to the Intermediate team.   
  • Athletes in this group are usually 8 to 15 years old and have some competitive synchronized swimming experience.
  • Athletes compete in four to six meets per season at the local and regional level.
  • This group competes in the following age group categories: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-17. 

Age Group

  • Athletes entering this group must display required skills and a commitment to train a minimum of three times per week for a total of 8-12 hours per week.
  • Due to the time and dedication required, both athlete and family must be committed to this level. 
  • Athletes in this group compete in six to ten meets at the local, regional, and national level.
  • This group competes in the following age group categories: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-17, and 18-19. 

Junior/Senior

  • Athletes at this level have years of competitive experience, and a demonstrated passion, dedication and skill level. 
  • Minimum age for entry into this group is 15 years old.  
  • Junior/Senior athletes practice three to four times per week, for a total of 11-13 hours per week. 
  • Due to the time and dedication required, both athlete and family must be committed to this level. 
  • This group competes at the local, regional, national, and sometimes international level.   

 

NOTE: A synchronized swimmer's competitive age is based on the oldest age that athlete will be during that calendar year.