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Artistic Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities

Artistic swimming, formerly called synchronized swimming, is a dynamic sport that requires not only physical fitness but also grace, poise, and confidence. This unique sport has team, duet, and solo events, allowing athletes of all abilities to take part. In this article, we feature a Toronto club that offers programs for athletes with disabilities. The Toronto Synchro Athletes with Disabilities Program gives swimmers with disabilities the chance to discover artistic swimming and develop their skill in the sport.

Artistic Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities

Toronto Synchronized Swimming Club: Athletes with Disabilities Program

Toronto Synchro, also called the Toronto Synchronized Swimming Club, offers programs at pools across the city for beginning, recreational, and competitive synchronized swimmers. Among these opportunities are programs for swimmers with physical and intellectual disabilities at all levels.

Coaching and Training

Coach training programs ensure that coaches can support athletes in small groups. In addition, coaches can offer one-on-one support for athletes who need it. Moreover, coaches work closely with each new swimmer to determine what kinds of support they will need and what level of program they should choose.


Toronto Synchro has programming for novice, or beginner, swimmers who meet once a week during the fall, winter, and spring. They learn basic swimming and synchro techniques and perform routines at water shows. Programming for recreational swimmers is similar, although swimmers register for fall, winter, and spring programs separately. Novice swimmers can also compete at the beginner level if they choose to do so. Both novice and recreational swimmers can work to achieve various synchro swim levels of expertise.

Competitive artistic swimmers meet from two to four times per week. The season lasts throughout the fall to spring. Swimmers in this program hone more advanced skills and compete in four to six meets a season with their teams.

Toronto Synchro’s Athletes with Disabilities Program gives swimmers with physical and intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enjoy artistic swimming. The club introduces artistic swimming to new swimmers, supports swimmers who want to enjoy the sport while maintaining an active lifestyle, and provides opportunities for more advanced athletes to compete. 

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