We are a women's synchronized swim team in Tampa, Florida,
ranging from age five to Masters swimmers.
We are a public team and practice at two public pools.
We are an independent USA Synchro Registered Team.
The Tampa Bay Synchrays have been competing within the state of Florida and nationally for over 25 years. We are proud of our volunteer coaches, the swimmers and the parents who support the team through fundraising events conducted throughout the year.
The only entry requirement for a girl to join is to have a comfort level in deep water and be able to swim 25 yeards.
In a five minute routine, synchronized swimmers might spend up to one minute under water without air. At the same time, they are using their arms and legs to suspend themselves above water. Doing this is similar to running while holding your breath!
A lift is done by raising the body of one or more swimmers up to or above the surface of the water. Swimmers execute lifts with only their body strength and are not allowed to use the bottom of the pool.
The most important piece of equipment for synchronized swimmers is the nose clip. Although it may seem unusual, the nose clip is vital because it prevents water from entering the nasal cavity during upside-down movements. For lack of a better product, dissolved unflavored gelatin is used to keep the synchronized swimmer's hair in place while she is spinning upside down and moving through the pool.