This program prepares committed young athletes and their families for success in our elite, Competitive Program. It serves as a transition year where athletes and families become acclimated to the Santa Clara Aquamaids’ training schedule, policies, procedures and mission.

This program focuses on basic synchro skills such as sculling, tucks, pikes and verticals.  In it, participants learn the importance of terms like “grab,” “streamline,” “extension,” “alignment,” “posture,” and “musicality.” When the young athletes have control over basic skills, they will be putting these skills together into short routine and practice on team coordination. In addition, participants work on flexibility, extension and body awareness in a weekly ballet lesson lead by experienced ballet teacher.

Program Details

  • Swimmers age 5-8, exceptions may be made for skilled older swimmers.
  • There are 4 practices per week. One of these days is a specially designed ballet class and will be held at a ballet studio.
  •  Participant families are members of the Santa Clara Aquamaids and are asked to participate in our fundraising activities and volunteer at club events and meets.
  • The Pre Comp Program trains primarily at our San Jose pool at John Muir Middle School.
  • The Pre Comp Program will participate in two meets at the end of trainings season in June and July (currently one local meet and State Games in San Diego). This allows the participants to experience a complete synchro meet and the excitement of being part of a team. Travel to State Games is supported by the Aquamaids.

Upcoming Events
07/11-07/14, 2019 San Diego, CA
California State Games
Novice/Intermediate Pre-Competitive

Recent Achievements

June, 2018
2018 Junior Olympics

Our 11-12 and 13-15 age group swimmers competed in Junior Olympics in Synchronized Swimming in Oxford, Ohio, June 22-30, 2018. You can view the action on here.

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.

Age Group 11-12 - Age Group 13-15
June, 2018
Primorje Synchro Cup

Nikki and Camryn won all events at the Primorje Synchro Cup in Croatia they participated in. Together they won gold in both Technical and Free Duet. Nikki also won gold in Technical and Free solo as well as figures. Camryn placed third in Technical and Free solo. She placed fifth in figures.

Congratulations! An amazing achievement for two new duet partners!

June, 2018
Novice Championship

The Novice Championship in Santa Clara was the first competition for our pre-competition team, and the last competition for our Novice, Intermediate and Age group 10U teams for the 2017-2018 season. The 11-12 B-team also did their last competition for the season at this meet.

Novice results:

8 and under Novice Duet: Pre-compers Samantha and Sasha took gold

9-10 Novice  Team: Our pre-competition teams took Gold and Bronze

Age Group 10 and Under - Age Group 11-12 - Novice/Intermediate - Pre-Competitive
May, 2018
Region B Championships
10U Region B 2018
Photo credit: Pernilla Qvarfordt

Our athletes competing at Region B Championships took home team gold in all age groups!

10 and Under: 1st place (A-team) and 3rd place (B-team)

11-12: 1st place (A-team) and 4th place (B-team).

13-15: 1st place (A-team), 3rd place and 5th place for the B-teams

13-15 Combo: 1st place

Of all our team competing, three qualifies to Junior Olympics (11-12 A-team, 13-15 A-team and B-team).

Age Group 10 and Under - Age Group 11-12 - Age Group 13-15
April, 2018
2018 US Junior and 13-15 Championships

13-15 Team: 1st place A-team and 6th place B-team.
Junior Team: GOLD!

13-15 High Point Winners: 1st Claire, 2nd Chiara and 3rd Marilyn
Junior High Point Winners: 1st Nikki, 2nd Cammy

13-15 High Point Team: 1st Santa Clara Aquamaids
Junior High Point Team: 1st Santa Clara Aquamaids

Junior solos: Nikki won Gold, Cammy won Bronze, Olivia placed 8th.
13-15 solos: Claire won Gold, Chiara won Silver! Marilyn placed 4th, Riley 5th and Yujin 6th.

13-15 duets: Marilyn & Chiara won Gold, Claire & Yujin won Bronze! Emily & Riley placed 6th, and Brinna & Rachel 7th.
Juniors Duet
: Nikki and Haliee took Gold, Cammy and Audrey took Silver.

Age Group 13-15 - Juniors
April, 2018
2018 U.S. Collegiate & Senior National Championships

Santa Clara Aquamaids Senior team took home Gold in Combo, Gold in Tech Team and Silver in Free Team. The two duets competing came third (Kate and Kaitlyn) and fifth (Sabrina and Emily). Congratulations!

Congratulations to our Senior athlete, Kate Chow, who won the High Point Individual award at the 2018 US Synchro National Championships. Way to go Kate!

Juniors - Seniors