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 toughness and leadership skills such as determination, work ethic, and commitment are developed and nurtured as part of the team.
Our club is primarily a competitive sport club, and we work in the direction to compete and attain better results while improving the skill level and experience of the competitive teams.
Fun / Recreational Program The club is considering to offer programs for Artistic Swimmers looking to excel in their sport outside of the competitive atmosphere. The idea of a fun / recreational group is to expose more young athletes on Aruba to the thrill and positive life skills of Artistic Swimming. Focusing on the basic skill levels of athletes and teaching them all aspects of this great and unique sport. Shows & Events
The Barracudas Synchro Aruba organized a 45th anniversary celebration show in 2018, where 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.
An exclusive show that showcased synchronized swimming in an artistic format complete with lights, props and glittering costumes. The Divi Aruba All Inclusive prepared a tantalizing Christmas dinner menu for the evening to complete the experience.
The show was created over a 2-month period with choreographed and customized routines based on highlights from the 2017/2018 competitive season. The athletes trained 3-4 hours a day and more to be sure they perfected the routines for the show.
As a sports organization, our mission is to recruit, prepare and develop athletes at all levels and abilities to achieve their full potential in the sport of artistic swimming. A well-structured environment that nurtures athletes to be able to have fun, make new friends, strive for excellence and learn about participating and competing in a demanding team sport.