Artistic Swimming replaces Synchronised Swimming in England

Synchronised swimming in England is getting a new name ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In line with the world governing body FINA, the sport will be known as artistic swimming.

The change is being introduced in a bid to capitalise on the expected interest that will surround artistic swimming during this summer’s Olympic Games.

Artistic Swimming will now be used in all of Swim England’s communications about the sport, while the discipline website has been changed here.

All Swim England competitions from the National Championships, which takes place in April, will also be known as artistic swimming rather than synchronising swimming.

Changes have already been introduced across Swim England’s website, although some historical references to synchro or synchronised swimming may still appear.


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