Thank you to our 2016-2017 Sponsors!


Silver Sponsors:

Thomas Group Realty, LLC

Neuroimaging Solutions, LLC

 

Bronze Sponsors:

Union Properties of Gainesville, Inc.

The Caban Family

The Canales Family

The Clince Family

The Crispin Family

The Ebner Family

The Goodwin Family

The Nations Family

The Park Family

The Rothfuss Family

The Shea Family

The Wells Family

The Wingenbach Family

 

Partners:

The City of Gainesville Parks & Recreation

 


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USA Synchronized Swimming

 

Strength, Grace, Precision

Synchro Gainesville, a.k.a, the Gainesville Gaviatas, is a competitive synchronized swimming team that was begun in 1997 by Mary Pat Stephan and Alison Law. We accept swimmers ranging in age from 8-18. Spectators have been awed by the strength, grace and power of synchronized swimming since the inception of the sport in the early 1900s.

Synchronized swimming requires a unique combination of overall body strength and agility, grace and beauty, split-second timing, musical interpretation, stamina and dramatic flair.  Many swimmers refer to synchronized swimming as dance or gymnastics in the water.  Synchro incorporates the elegance of ballet, the strength and flexibility of a gymnast, and the stamina of a speed swimmer, all to sounds of music above and below the water.

Our competitive teams compete in meets throughout the state of Florida. We also offer non-competitive opportunities for girls and boys to try it and see if they like it.

The team functions under the rules of the Florida Association of Synchronized Swimming, which is a division of the United States Synchronized Swimming, Inc. Practice for the swimmers ranges in length and frequency depending upon the level of the swimmer. The structure of each practice for our swimmers varies, but usually includes conditioning laps to build stamina and land work to build strength and flexibility. The swimmers will also work on perfecting their routines with land-drilling and swim-throughs to music.

In order to master the sport of synchronized swimming, athletes need several important skills. A good command of basic swimming strokes, including crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke is necessary because synchronized swimming strokes are variations of each of these.  Synchronized swimming is a very demanding sport, requiring hard work and self-discipline. It also is very rewarding for everyone involved, particularly the swimmers.

All of our parents play an important role in the club. This keeps the club progressing and makes for a safe and fun environment for members of the team and their families.