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.

Why Synchro?

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.

Our Programs

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.

Try Synchro this Spring and Summer!

Come join us as we introduce the athleticism, creativity, teamwork and fun that defines our beautiful sport! We have lessons in San Jose, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Felton and Livermore and summer camps in Los Gatos and San Jose.

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April 5, 2019
Former Aquamaids score high at USA National Collegiate Championships

Last week at USA National Collegiate Championships, several former Aquamaids competed for their collages. We are happy to report that Nikki Dzurko, Ohio State, won first place in Solo, Duet with her Ohio State partner Laila Hurkic, and Team with Ohio State. The Collegiate Team USA Champions Ohio State also included former Aquamaids Camryn Carrasco, Alex Meredith and Stephanie Thielemann. In addition, Nikki won individual High Point Trophy. Stephanie won Gold in Trio with her Ohio teammates Wenjing Deng and Rachel Jager. The Ohio State Bronze team included former Aquamaids Phoebe Coffin and Ava Lichter.

February 28, 2019
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!

November 2, 2018
Santa Clara Aquamaids celebrates the 2018 season
10 and Under, 11-12, 13-15

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.

Recent Achievements

April, 2019
2019 US 13-15 & Junior National Championships

At US 13-15 & Junior National Championships, SCA competed with in 13-15 with two teams, two combo teams, 4 duets and 4 solos, the junior team competed with one team, one combo, three duets and two solo. In 13-15 Aquamaids won Team High Point Award and their coaches Heather Carrasco, Patti Andresen and Ou Liu won 13-15 Coach of the Year Award. In 13-15 age group, Riley Morgan won the Athlete High Point Award, and in the Junior age group, Chiara Steele won Athlete High Point Award. Congratulations!

Age Group 13-15 - Juniors
April, 2019
Intermediate Championship

The Aquamaids returned to Seaside for the Intermediate Championships. This time our Novice and Intermediate swimmers along with the Age group 10 and Under from the Competitive Program participated. Congratulations to you all!



Trio: 1st place Isobel, Lexi and Allison

Duet: 2nd place for Isobel and Allison

Solo: 3rd place Lexi

Figure: 3rd place Isobel, 5th place Allison, 7th place Lexi

Age Group 10 and Under - Novice/Intermediate
Febuary, 2019
West Zone Championships
SCA team cheering on SCA team
Photo Credit: Alison Morgan

In West Zone Championships, the Aquamaids competes with teams from five states. This is a qualifying competition in order to participate at the USA Juniors and 13-15 National Championships. Aquamaids participated with athletes in all event for Juniors and team, duet and solo for the 13-15 age group.


Team: 1st place and qualifying for USA Junior National Championships.

Combo: 1st place and qualifying for USA Junior National Championships.

Age Group 13-15 - Juniors

Our Partners

Our success is due, in part, to our great community partners. Many grateful thanks goes to: