FINA Grades

There are six figure grades available within UK synchronised swimming and there are two assessment days held in Scotland each year where swimmers can be officially assessed. Swimmers will be advised by the Nairn coaching team about their readiness for grade assessment.

The links below to the FINA pages for each grade include a link to download the judging sheet for that grade. You will need to print a judging sheet to take to the grades assessment.

 

Swimmers are expected to regularly stretch at home to support training.

FINA grade 1

Synchro Figure Grade 1 focuses on positions and basic positions in synchronised swimming.
Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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FINA Grade 2

Synchro Figure Grade 2 focuses on basic transitions and figures in synchronised swimming. 
Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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FINA Grade 3

Synchro Figure Grade 3 includes a Straight Ballet Leg, Baracuda and Kip. Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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FINA Grade 4

Synchro Figure Grade 4 on focuses on 13 – 15 years age group figures in synchronised swimming.
Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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FINA Grade 5

Synchro Figure Grade 5 focuses on 15 – 18 years age group figures.
Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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FINA Grade 6

Synchro Figure Grade 6 focuses on technical solo and duet elements in synchronised swimming. 
Swimmers will be required to perform 11 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

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