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~Souls of Dancers, Hearts of Swimmers~ Artistic Swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance, and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, trios, combos, or teams) performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music. Artistic swimming demands advanced water skills, and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and…

Celebration Show

Barracudas Synchro Aruba celebrated the 45th anniversary of Synchronized swimming on Aruba (1973-2018). Over 50 athletes, coaches and parent volunteers collaborated to put together a unique fundraiser show and dinner event: “The Barracudas Synchro Aruba presents: A Tribute to Cirque du Soleil” which took place on December 1, 2018 at the magnificent Divi Aruba All Inclusive….

Fun Facts and Tips

Routines Routines are composed of “figures” (leg movements), arm sections and highlights. Swimmers are synchronized both to each other and to the music. During a routine swimmers can never use the bottom of the pool for support, but rather depend on sculling motions with the arms, and eggbeater kick to keep afloat. After the performance,…

About Us

The Barracudas was founded in 1970 as a Swimming and Water Polo club and in 1973 Water Ballet was added. Nowadays, the Barracudas Artistic Swimming Club is a nonprofit sports organization and exists for the sole purpose of training athletes to compete internationally in the sport of Artistic Swimming. The club currently consists of 30…

Programs

Competitive Program Artistic Swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming (synchro) is a demanding sport that provides swimmers with many unique skills and opportunities. Physical demands include advanced water skills, great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down under the water. Psychological strength such as mental…