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Some people might dismiss synchronised swimming as a bit of fun and not a serious sport – but the opposite is in fact the case.

Synchronised swimming is actually one of the most demanding sports around and well deserving of its Olympic status.

As Sports Life Swimming Club proudly state: “Synchronised swimming is swimming, dance and gymnastics, all rolled into one!”

“It is best defined as a series of dance steps performed over and under the surface of water.

“The choreography may look a little cheesy, but it’s loads of fun and one tough workout.

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“While it may appear to be nothing but a glamorous sport, with the swimmers all decked up in elaborate makeup, the reality is far from it.

“In fact, synchronized swimming is one of the few sports that require the swimmers to possess a host of skills and different levels of physical fitness.”

Sports Life along with SporteX Artistic Swimming are among the best places to learn synchronized swimming in the UAE.

SporteX has been running now for over six years under the guidance of an Olympic level coach.

The academy has grown steadily to now operate in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi with almost 120 swimmers involved.

Young winners at SporteX

Young winners at SporteX

“All girls from five years and above, who are water safe, are welcomed to join our academy,” explained co-founder Ahmed Hossam.

“Our aim is to focus on mental and physical preparation for our athletes.”

Although a relatively new sport in the UAE, SporteX have more than 10 different nationalities among their synchronized swimmers, including four Emiratis between 5-13 years old.

SporteX have also managed to register the sport as the 4th UAE swimming federation activity beside swimming, diving and water-polo.

Recently their annual event was held with great success, under the patronage and presence of the UAE Swimming Federation

You can see more about Sportex on Facebook (Sportex Artistic Swimming) or Instagram (sportex_artistic_swimming).

Plenty of fun

Plenty of fun

Sports Life also offers synchronized swimming training at no less than five venues: Dubai International Academy, Hamdan Sports Complex, Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School and Victory Heights Primary School.

And it’s open to women of nearly all ages.

Minimum age is just five years old, participants must feel confident in the deep end of the pool and can swim 25 metres Front Crawl.

To find out more go to or call +971 56 108 9608.

What: Synchronised Swimming classes

Where: SporteX Artistic Swimming

When: Throughout the year

Contact: Ahmed 050 667 2146

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