The synchronized swimming competition in Olympics 2008 will be held at the National Aquatics Center in the Olympic Green in Beijing.
Schedule of Games
18 August 2008, Monday
Duet Technical Routine Preliminary
19 August 2008, Monday
Duet Free Routine Preliminary
20 August 2008, Wednesday
Duet Free Routine Final
Duet Medal Ceremony
22 August 2008, Friday
Team Technical Routine
23 August 2008, Saturday
Team Free Routine - Final
Team Medal Ceremony
List of Events
Duet women and team women events will be held.
What is Synchronized Swimming
Synchronized swimming is a combination of swimming, gymnastics, and
dance, consisting of swimmers (either duets or teams) performing a
synchronized routine of elaborate and dramatic moves in the water,
accompanied by music. Developed in the early 1900s in Canada, it is a
game performed by women.
Players below fifteen years of age are not permitted to compete at the
Olympics Games. Team routines will consist of eight competitors. The
total number of competitors entered by each Federation should not exceed
nine competitors. The sound centre manager is responsible for the
playing of music. Authority to implement the rules will be with the
Synchronized swimming was first included in the Olympics in 1984 Los
Angeles Games with solo and duet events. The events were also played at
the 1988 Games in Seoul and 1992 Games in Barcelona. Both the events
were discontinued in 1996 in Atlanta, replaced by an 8-person team
event. In Sydney Olympics, these were again included.
For synchronized swimming, basic elements are the skulls. These are
combined with one or more positions to form a figure, or complete
movement. Figures are combined with transition elements, such as above
the water arm movements, and set to music, to form a routine. Sculls,
the movements used to propel the body, are the most essential part of
Here is information regarding schedule of synchronized swimming in Beijing Olympics 2008. Also learn about the venue, list of events, rules and history of synchronized swimming in Olympics.