World class Synchronized Swimming
in SF Bay Area
What is Synchro?
Synchronized Swimming, also called Artistic Swimming, is an Olympic sport that combines dance, gymnastics, and swimming. Together in teams, duets, or as a single swimmer, athletes perform choreographed routines set to music that demonstrate their strength, flexibility, aerobic endurance and synchronization. It is a challenging, but rewarding and beautiful sport.
A synchronized swimmer builds endurance, strength, power, speed, agility, and flexibility through balanced training. It takes years to produce a world-class synchronized swimmer, but swimmers at any level can enjoy and develop in our sport.
We have programs for athletes of various ages and differing skill levels. We have highly committed swimmers and families in our award winning competitive program, and we have recreational swimmers in our Novice/Intermediate program who loves synchro, working in a team and competing, but feels that the competitive program is a too large commitment. Start synchro by trying synchro in one of our summer camps or lessons pack.
Juniors & 13-15s leave for West Zones
Our Juniors and 13-15s are today leaving for West Zones Championships in Irvine, CA, today (Feb 28, 2019). West Zones Championship is an important step for our swimmers since this is a qualifying meet for USA Junior and 13-15 National Championships. Santa Clara Aquamaids have swimmers in solo, duet and team for both Juniors and the 13-15 age groups. We are excited to see their performances at West Zones! GO BIG RED!
You can follow along in the action at Live Synchro here!
Santa Clara Aquamaids celebrates the 2018 season
The Santa Clara Aquamaids (SCA) are holding their Annual Banquet on November 4th 2018 to celebrate the 2018 amazing synchronized swimming season and athletes. This is the Aquamaids’ 64th banquet. Some of the most memorable moments for SCA were the Junior/Senior team taking Gold in Technical Team, Silver in Free Team and Combo at US National Senior Championships. Only two of our swimmers were Seniors at the time, this accomplishment shows the strength of Santa Clara Aquamaids. The Junior/Senior team also took Gold in all events (Team, Combo, Duet, and Solo) as well as Silver in Duet and Bronze in Solo at US National Junior and 13-15 Championships.
Synchro Skill Summer Camp
The competitive program enjoyed two exciting weeks of summer camp. Our athletes had classes in music appreciation, flexibility, Zumba, interpretive dance, dance with a focus on hands and upper body carriage, presentation in the water, ligament routines, stroke correction and more.
Each class was run by the following special guest coaches:
Seaside Routine Invitational
Seaside Routine Invitational is the first meet of year where our swimmers can show off the routines they have been working hard on. It is also a chance to try out how the routine works in a meet and what needs to be improved over the season. Congratulations to all our swimmers to your achievement. We can’t wait to see how you will do the rest of the season!
Solo: First place to Lexi
Team: First and Third place to our newest swimmers!
Duet: First place to Alyssa and Mailey.
Solo: First place to Mailey, Second place to Jessica
Our pre-competitive squad went to California State Games to represent Santa Clara Aquamaids. This is the first away competition for our pre-compers and signals their transitions into our competitive program. The members of our squad participated in the Novice category fitting their age and all did a fabulous job! Congratulations to you all! We are very proud over your progress during this year in pre-comp.
Duet: Gold for Samatha and Sasha
Team: Our two teams took GOLD and SILVER
Trio: Noriko, Zoya and Jackie took Gold
2018 Junior Olympics
11-12 Age group
Our team took silver after a tight competition with Walnut Creek Aquanuts. Our duet with Gianna and Perry also took a silver.
13-15 Age group
Our 13-15 team took silver. Some of the original members of this team did not participate in JOs, since they were selected to USA National team. The newly added members who needed to learn this winning routine in a few short weeks.