- The novices are the beginner level of synchronized swimming
- Generally ages 6-11
- Generally swimmers compete in the novice category for the first 1-2 years
- In this level, swimmers learn the basics of synchronized swimming
- Novice's compete in figures and routines
- Once swimmers are comfortable in the water and have a good grasp on the basics, they advance to intermediate.
- In intermediate, swimmers start mastering new more complex skills including lifts
- Compete in figures and routines
- Once swimmers have mastered the basics, they advance to age-group
- Age-group is the highest and most competitive level
- Swimmers can compete nationally in this level
- Compete in free routines and technical routines.
- For adults
- Multiple different skill levels
- Compete in free routines and technical routines or figures
Within each level, their are age categories that separate the swimmers even more. This is determined purely by age.
- 8 and under