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Synchronised Swimming is a mixture of dance, gymnastics and swimming. It is a great way to get fit, strong and flexible and build your mental skills. It’s also a great way to make new friends.
You first need to learn basic skills of sculling, moving in the water and positions and figures. Then you put this together to do dance routines in the water to music which is played through underwater speakers.
Erith Synchro Section was formed in 2001 to compliment the lane Swimming Section of the Club. It was initially coached by Sam Finch and Lisa Burdett who were ex National Synchronised Swimmers. The Section is now coached by Alex, Janet, Jenny, Lissie, Nicky & Steve. Our present Section ranges from 7 to 25 years of age. We have two groups: Cygnets our Learn to Synchro Group and Swans our established skilled swimmers. We swim at Erith, Shooters Hill & Swanley.
We welcome new swimmers to try out this fun and challenging sport. If you enjoy swimming then Synchronised Swimming may be for you. Your first session is free so come along and have a try.
Alex Wilkes is an ASA Level 1 Coach who has recently returned to the Club having now completed her time at University.
Janet Parsons has been coaching for Medway Mermaids for a number years and has recently joined the team at Erith. Janet is a Level 1 qualified coach and enjoys choreography of routines.
Jenny Kennedy is an ASA Level 2 coach and has been teaching at the Club since it was first formed. Jennys main focus is on figure and skill training, teaches the Learn to Synchro and also manages the Club.
Elisabeth Hilton has performed Synchronised Swimming at National Level and is our Choreographer Coach.
Nicky Hunt is an ASA Level 1 Coach and is our support teacher for new swimmers. Nicky is our administrator and works with Jenny in management issues.
Steve Surridge is an ASA Level 2 Coach and has been teaching at the Club for the last three years. He is a keen choreographer and figure coach.