• 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(most likely they will only learn one routine)


  • 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


  • 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.



Within each level there are age categories that separate the swimmers even more. This is determined purely by age.

  • 8 and under
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-15
  • 16-17
  • 18-19