Just under 100 enthusiastic swimmers, athletes and synchro wannabe’s dived into the 2017 SunSmart BIG Big Sync at the weekend in an audacious attempt to set an Australian Record for ‘Most People Swimming a Synchronised Swimming Routine to Music’.
Keen to set the bar high, SynchroWA staff and volunteers synchronised this year’s event across two locations – Leisurefit Booragoon, just south of the city, and HBF Arena in Perth’s northern suburbs.
The morning kicked off with a demonstration of routines from local synchro clubs – SupaNova Synchronised Swimming Club, who were swimming in their home pool and West Coast Splash, who are based out of Claremont Pool.
A 2 minute routine, performed to Imagine Dragons’ ‘On Top Of The World’ was taught to small groups of participants on the pool side, before everyone dived in for a ‘not-so-dry’ run through ahead of the official attempt.
With the help of technology, both pools were able to synchronise the record attempt and broadcast the fun to SynchroWA’s official Facebook page!
President of West Coast Splash Synchronised Swimming Club, Peter Holloway, who did a fantastic job as MC for the Joondalup pool, said from the pool deck ‘It’s been wonderful – it really does make you remember what an inclusive sport synchro is, how it really is fun for all ages – boys and girls’.
And it really was lovely to witness such a broad section of our community having fun, working together, supporting each other – and finding out first hand – it’s NOT as easy as it looks!!
BIG Big thanks to our major sponsor SunSmart and all the volunteers, coaches and PARTICIPANTS for coming along, diving in – and being such good sports.
Stay tuned as we await the final result from the Official Australian Book Of Records.