Artistic Swimming
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Hong Kong Artistic Swimming Team - Regional Squad


Artistic Swimming is also called ‘Water Ballet’. Swimmers should demonstrate a variety of body positions, figure movement, strokes, arm movement and propulsion techniques appropriate to the music. 

Artistic Swimming is a combination of dances, music and modern sports.  Athletes are also required to perform a series of movement with technical skill, grace, coordination and precise swimming techniques.

Free Routines

Swimmer should demonstrate a smooth & creative movement in the water.  Flexibility, strength, skill and coordination are also very important to perform an Excellent Routine.


Double Ballet leg, Eggbeater Double Arms, rocket Split, Full Twist, Continuous spin, Boost, Combined spin and Vertical position with water level established between the knees and the hips etc, can show difficulty in routines.

Scoring Rules

First score - Technical Merit (50%)

*      Execution of strokes, figures and parts thereof: propulsion techniques, precision of patterns.

*      Synchronization between swimmers and with the music.

*      Difficulty of strokes, figures and parts thereof: patterns, synchronization.

Second score – Artistic Impression (50%)

*      Choreography, variety, creativity, pool coverage, patterns and transitions.

*      Music Interpretation - use of music.

*      Manner of presentation - total command.

(The results shall be calculated as 60% for the Technical merit and 40% for the Artistic Impression.)

Local Competitions

  1. Open Competition
  2. Routine Competition
  3. Assessment Competition

Squad Training

The National, Junior and Reserve Squad training are provided for swimmers who have showed their talent and commitment in Artistic Swimming.  National Squad team train on a regular basis and have opportunities to represent Hong Kong in overseas competitions (e.g. Asian Age Group Competition, Asian Games etc.).