Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing an elaborate routine in the water, accompanied by music. 

Synchro requires a unique combination of overall body strength and agility, grace and beauty, split-second timing, musical interpretation, stamina and dramatic flair. 

Mary Rose

The Loreleis is a developmental and competitive synchronized swimming team which was founded 1975 by former Weeki Watchee Mermaid legend Mary Rose. Mary dedicated her life to the sport and to the athletes she coached for over 35 years. A pioneering force for the sport, she achieved numerous awards both as an athlete and an official. Her passing in 2009 was not without heartache, however her spirit lives on through the team she created. The team logo was modified in 2010 by including a rose to honor Mary’s memory.

The Loreleis

The team continues to grow as a new generation carries on Mary’s vision of teamwork and respect. The structure of each practice for our swimmers varies, but essentially incorporates exercises in and out of the water to develop their aerobic and anaerobic abilities, as well as, muscular fitness to build strength, endurance, speed, power, balance, flexibility and agility. Synchronized swimming is a very demanding sport requiring hard work, dedication and self- discipline.


Synchronized Swimming is a Life Sport. It is never too late to explore your dancing abilities in the water while gaining a great full body workout. You can expect to gain flexibility, strength and endurance, and you will be having fun while you do it. Masters synchro is offered to adults 19 and over. Previous synchronized swimming experience recommended. To sign up contact coach Alice at

Non-Competitive Program

Intro to Synchro

  • Introductory lessons of synchronized swimming where athletes can experience the graceful sport firsthand
  • Offered for ages 5-13
  • Swimmers must be able to float in the water and complete one 25-yard freestyle lap independently and one 25-yard backstroke lap independently.
  • No previous synchronized swimming experience necessary. This program teaches basic synchro skills and concepts.
  • Four-week program that meets once a week for 60 minutes.

Competitive Programs


  • Athletes that have mastered the skills in the “Intro to Synchro” class
  • Offered for ages of 5 and 14
  • Compete in 4-5 meets per season in Florida


  • After mastering the skills obtained at the Novice level, athletes move up to the Intermediate team.
  • Athletes maintain a commitment to train a minimum of 3 times per week for a total of 6-8 hours per week.
  • Athletes in this group are usually 8 to 18 years old and have some competitive synchronized swimming experience.
  • Compete in 5-6 meets per season around Florida
  • This group competes under the following categories: Intermediate A and Intermediate B

Age Group

  • Athletes entering this group are usually 10-18 years old and must display required skills and a commitment to train a minimum of 4 times per week for a total of 8-12 hours per week.
  • Due to the time and dedication required, both athlete and family must be committed to this level.
  • Athletes in this group compete in 7-8 meets at the local, regional, and national level.


  • Athletes at this level have years of competitive experience and have shown passion, dedication and skill level.
  • Minimum age for entry into this group is 14 years old.
  • Junior/Senior athletes practice 4-5 times per week, for a total of 12-14 hours per week.
  • Due to the time and dedication required, both athlete and family must be committed to this level.
  • This group competes at the local, regional, national, and sometimes international level.