Welcome to Canterbury Artistic Swimming

Artistic Swimming (Synchronised Swimming) is a sport that involves a combination of gymnastic and dance moves performed in the water and set to music.  Athletes perform choreographed routines as teams, duets or solos.

Artistic Swimming develops flexibility, strength, and water skills.  In New Zealand, competition is governed by Artistic Swimming New Zealand (ASNZ). 

Athletes can compete in regional - ASNZ South Island or North Island Championships and National - ASNZ New Zealand National Artistic Swimming Championships.  Athletes also compete at club level.  Selected athletes can trial for New Zealand National Squads with the goal of competing internationally.

Internationally, World Aquatics governs competitions including Junior World Championships, World Series Events, World Championships, and the Olympic Games. 

Team Canterbury Artistic swimming

Canterbury Artistic Swimming is based in Christchurch with athletes training up to three times a week at different pools across Christchurch City and Selwyn district.  CAS was formed in 2009 as Small Strokes Synchro, rebranding in 2020 as Canterbury Artistic Swimming. We cater for athletes across all age groups, male and female from 5 years old through to masters level.

Are you ready to have a go at Synchro?

Sign up today for two free 'have a go' - Mini Dolphin sessions:

Training timetable Term Two due out soon

The aim of this programme is to achieve confidence while enabling skill development with a synchro focus in a fun, supportive and progressive way.  Lessons run for 90 minutes focusing on basic water skills, beginner swimming skills and introductory synchronised swimming skills.  Sessions run in School Term Time.

If you are a little more confident in the water, come along for a trial session and we will fit you in to a class that meets your needs.

For those on the exciting side of 20, we offer a Masters Class during the school term.

To register today for your free trials sign up here: Free Trials Register

Or contact canterburyartisticswimming@gmail.com to come along and check us out!


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