Artistic Swimming

Welcome To Artistic Swimming

Artistic or Synchronised swimming has been running in Taunton since the 1970’s. It is an Olympic sport and requires fitness and stamina. It is done as a team of up to 10 swimmers, as a duet or even as a solo. 

There are opportunities in the South West region to attend development days, where swimmers take part in land training and have coaching in the pool as well as meeting other swimmers from the region. 

Taunton synchro enter local and national competitions and encourage all members to progress at their own speed. They can compete or just take part recreationally. We follow the national grading system and coach the figure, routine and land grades. We do have a masters section and encourage entering of national masters for those that are eligible. 

We enter local and national team competitions and will expect a level of commitment if swimmers are chosen as part of a team. 

We are a very social club, have an annual outing and award evening and hold a Christmas display each year to show parents what the swimmers have achieved during the year.

How to get Involved

Who can do artistic swimming? Anyone who can swim the basic three strokes can have a go at synchro, and it is not just a girl thing, boys are welcome too, there is now in a national youth squad for boys. 

If you like dancing and /or gymnastics synchro uses both of these skills and we work on stamina and breath control, which is important when performing the upside down parts of synchro. We are open to all ages as well and like to make it fun for all. 


TDSC Timetable

We offer land based training as well as in the pool to improve flexibility and core stability, which is essential in performing inverted vertical positions. 

All our coaching staff are DBS checked and undertake ASA qualifications.  We will always welcome more volunteer helpers as we are all volunteers in the synchro section.. 

Anyone can come along to any session for a trial and then if you wish to join Taunton Deane swimming the cost is an initial annual membership fee and then a monthly direct debit fee, depending on how many times per week they swim. 

Contact Information: 

 Alyson Bashford (Lead Coach) - 07903 557054/01823 662243 

Emily Hurley (Assistant coach) 07590 326185

Or e mail '' or contact us through Facebook at “Taunton Deane synchronised swimming"