Join us in our Global movement to include
Artistic Swimming(Formerly Synchronized Swimming)
for 'Athletes with Disabilities'
in clubs, teams, schools, competitions, and exhibitions.
Achieve the goal of adding 'Artistic Swimming' for 'Disability IN Sports' and as an adaptable sport for future competitions such as the Paralympics!
It's time to say 'YES' to SPORTS diversity, equity and inclusion!
" "Artistic Swimming should also be a Paralympic Sport"....
PLEASE VISIT OUR ASSOCIATED NORCAL CALIFORNIA TEAMS PAGE:
Artistic (synchronized) Swimming clubs and teams in Northern Calif (artisticswimmingcalifornia.com)
Who Do We Serve?
We are an advocacy and information organization based in San Jose, California, USA (San Francisco Bay Area) for helping people with disabilities and special needs from all over the World who can swim, interested, involved or support the sport of Artistic Swimming. Our ultimate goal is to help introduce Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) in Artistic Swimming in many competitions as well as a future Paralympic Sport so that athletes with disabilities/special needs (AWD) can compete at higher/elite levels.
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If you are an interested individual, coach, group, club, team, organization, or federation,
we welcome your inquiries! We can help you get started with the movement of inclusion!
If you are a current or former synchro (artistic) swimmer with a disability or special needs,
please contact us and let us know WHO and WHERE you are! Tell us your story!
We'd like to reach out to you and keep you informed of the developments with
Artistic Swimming for athletes with disabilities (AWD).
All ABILITIES: Non-disabled, disabilities, special needs, and genders are welcome!
Currently, there are swimmers with the following conditions
participating in Artistic (synchro) programs worldwide.
Brachial Plexus disabilities
Sensory Impairments (Visual/Auditory)
Other Physical disabilities (seen and unseen)
ARTISTIC SWIM AWD MAKES
USA SPORTS HISTORY!
Bay Area Synchro Team takes home the GOLD!
2021 Jr. Olympics
ALL Gold & Silver for AWD Solo and Figures!
Artistic Swim AWD is our nonprofit host for our team, Bay Area Synchro, located in Northern California in the San Jose area. Regular season sessions are from October to June, every year, new (non-disabled)swimmers, ages 6 to 16yrs old. We currently do not offer master's training due to pool space and covid restrictions. If swimmers have a QUALIFYING disability, they can participate with
our team to age 30.
We participate in local, regional, state, national and international competitions!
Click HERE for more details:
Annual Camps, Training, Exhibitions & Competitions
In addition to our own sponsored Artistic Swim AWD Camps in Northern California, there are annual local, national & international events which include AWD!
Please contact the organizers below for a flyer and/or more information. We have participated at all of these events!
Please mention the Artistic Swim AWD Organization
website as your referral. If you would like us to ADD your event, please contact us. Thank you!
Enjoy a FUN camp & exhibition in Spain. Any level AWD. Contact Coach Albertina: firstname.lastname@example.org
JAPAN AWD SOLO COMPETITION & TEAM EXHIBITIONS
Para Artistic Swimming Festival in Kyoto. All ages and levels for AWD. Contact Coach Morita:
Artistic Swimming OPEN: Cancun Intl Open Competition with AWD Category. All AWD levels. Visit: www.sincromx.com or Contact Coach Paloma: email@example.com
CANADA Artistic Swim training/competitions:
Training/Competition info for Canada:
Global Clubs, Teams & Individuals
There are Clubs/Teams/Individuals from over 25 Countries who have included or are now working to include AWD in their Artistic swim programs
Our heartfelt thanks to the people in many Countries for making an impact and for leading the dreams of thousands! Some of the Countries actively participating below.
If you do not see a Country listed, please contact us to be added as part of the growing movement and commitment to take artistic swimming to another level for our global population with disabilities!
San Andres Isla-Colombia
Sharing the Sport of Artistic Swimming!
Lauren has cerebral palsy (right) and has been doing “synchro” since she was 10. Her duet partner – Nicole Flynn (left) has Downs syndrome, and the pair competed in Ontario and nationally in Canada for MANY years and was the first Duet to win Gold in the
Canadian Nationals. Canada became the 1st Country to add AWD to their Synchro programs and a spot on the Paralympic Roster.
Although both are 'retired' now, the sport has had numerous benefits for Lauren and Nicole. Lauren's mom Patty says that she
"would like to get the word out to other families so they’re aware this opportunity exists".
Did you KNOW?
The Paralympic logo 'Agitos'
(Because of trade marking, we cannot post the logo. Please Google the Paralympic Logo image as a reference).
This logo is not the same as the Olympic logo, which is the 5 rings.
The Paralympic logo (called the three Agitos) consists of three elements in red, blue and green: the three colors that are most widely represented in national flags around the world. The three Agitos (from the Latin meaning “I move”) encircling a central point symbolize motion, emphasize the role of the Paralympic Movement in bringing athletes together from all corners of the world to compete. This has inspired us to use the colors in a half ring in our logo.
We feel that it also represents our 'future Paralympians in Artistic Swimming!
Check out our link on the USA Paralympic club locater page:
Artistic Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities Artistic Swim AWD (teamusa.org)
USA Artistic Swimming Federation
We are supporting members of the
USA Artistic Swimming Federation (USAAS)
Our team Bay Area Synchro is a competitive club member!
Please Support us with your kind monetary donations!
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(Artistic Swim AWD-USA)
Synchronized Swimming Athletes with Disabilities
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