About Artistic Swimming
Artistic Swimming, formerly known as synchronised swimming (or synchro), is a sport of beauty, grace, athleticism, and teamwork. Swimmers range from 4 to 70 years old.
Artistic swimming has its original roots in Australia. In the early 1900’s, Annette Kellerman popularised underwater dancing and one piece bathing suits. The sport grew and Esther Williams glamorised the sport in elaborate Hollywood performances. Stunning performances can still be seen in various media, such as plays, music videos, commercials, and TV shows.
Artistic swimming is an Olympic sport. High-performance athletes train 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to develop the cardio, flexibility and strength the sport requires. We are very proud many Sydney Emeralds have gone on to become Olympians.
About the Emeralds
The Sydney Emeralds is currently the largest artistic swimming club in New South Wales. Sydney Emeralds was incorporated in October 2007, and the club has grown rapidly ever since.
The Sydney Emeralds’ objective is to develop synchronized swimming at every level from beginners to elite athletes, and at every age, from 4 years old to Masters swimmers. We strive to provide our swimmers with the opportunity to achieve their personal best as individuals, athletes and team members in a club environment which values respect, dedication and sportsmanship.
The Sydney Emeralds Synchronized Swimming Club is a non-profit organisation and is incorporated with the NSW Fair Trading Office.