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 8-15. 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.