Originally referred to as water ballet, synchronised swimming has four disciplines; solo (1 athlete), duet (2 athletes), team (4-8 athletes) and free combination (6-10 athletes). Athletes perform an artistic routine in a swimming pool to music and are judged on the artistry, execution and difficulty of their performance.

Synchronised Swimmers at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Germany
Synchronised Swimmers at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Germany
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Scotstoun Sports Campus

Glasgow

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games host venue Scotstoun Sports Campus will once again host a world-class sporting spectacle when it welcomes the Synchronised Swimming events at Glasgow 2018. Athletes will compete in a purpose built, temporary competition pool located in the campus tennis centre which will be surrounded by a passionate Glasgow audience on three sides. This intimate amphitheatre promises to put on a special show for competitors and fans alike.

Athletes perform an artistic routine in a swimming pool to music and are judged on the artistry, execution and difficulty of their performance. 

Federation

Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) is the European governing body for aquatic sports affiliated to FINA. LEN was founded in Budapest in 1926. It is the oldest continental federation governing and coordinating aquatic sports. LEN comprises 52 national swimming federations and oversees the aquatic sports of diving, swimming, open water swimming, synchronised swimmng and water polo in Europe. LEN has introduced and led many innovations across the different aquatics disciplines. Its continental calendar of events has seen the introduction of a wide range of youth competitions, programs and events, giving the opportunity of participation to everybody in all aquatic disciplines.