Artistic Swimming


Learn to swim like a mermaid! This program is designed to introduce the sport to beginning swimmers, ages 6-8 (swim lesson Level 4 or higher). They will learn basic positions, sculling, and routine skills along with stroke practice. 

Location: Palisades High (lessons pool)


Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:15pm

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:15pm

Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45am 


Contact: Coach Valerie (



Our pre-team program is a non-competitive, year-round introduction to artistic swimming (formerly known as synchronized swimming). Swimmers will learn and practice basic stretches, swim strokes, sculls, figures and routine skills in a fun and engaging team setting. Recommended for swimmers in Level 5+.

Requirements: Birth year 2011 or older. Athletes must try out with Coach Valerie, and we recommend that swimmers be at Level 5 or higher (i.e. know freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke). Swimmers must register with Westside Aquatics and USA Synchro. Please email Coach Valerie at for additional information.

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30am

Location: Palisades High Pool


Contact: Coach Valerie (



Our competitive team is a year-round developmental artistic swimming program. Swimmers will learn and develop competitive proficiency including:

  • Land and water training to build strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Techniques of strokes, sculls and figures
  • Performing skills in a choreographed team routine
  • Competing at local synchro meets

Requirements: Ages 8-14. Athletes must try out with Coach Valerie, and we recommend that swimmers be at the bronze level or higher (i.e. know freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly). Swimmers must commit to attend practice and follow program guidelines. They must also register with Westside Aquatics and USA Synchro. Please email Coach Valerie at for additional information.


Tuesday 4:00 - 6:15pm

Thursday 4:00- 6:15pm

Saturday 9:00 - 11:00am

Location: Palisades High Pool

​​Schedule: Must attend at least two practices per week.

Cost: $240 per month (uniform and meet fees additional)



Tuesday 4:00 - 7:00pm

Thursday 4:00 - 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00 - 11:30am

Location: Palisades High Pool

Schedule: Must attend three practices per week.

Cost: $288 per month (uniform and meet fees additional)


Click here to meet our Westside Aquatics artistic swim coaching staff.