Leisurefit Booragoon claims syncro swim record

Leisurefit Booragoon claims syncro swim record

LEISUREFIT Booragoon can lay claim to hosting an Australian record after 127 people descended on the centre to smash the old mark for biggest mass synchronised swimming routine last month.

Organised by Synchro WA in conjunction with Healthway, the Big Sync more than doubled the previous record of 62 set at Claremont Aquatic Centre three years ago.

Experienced synchronised swimmers were joined by first-timers for the record-breaking attempt, the one-minute routine taught on the day and set to Justin Timberlake’s hit Can’t Stop the Feeling.

Synchro WA state coaching director Briana Preiss said she was pleasantly surprised by the massive turnout.

“We had a spread of boys and girls, kids and their parents with age ranges from four all the way through to 50,” she said.

“The day started with a performance by the junior duet team that represented WA at the Oceania Championships and then we took everyone outside to run them through the routine.

“We did a couple of trial runs in the pool and then the judges did a triple head count and we moved everyone into the dive pool for the actual record attempt.”

For more about the come-and-try events, visit www.synchrowa.com.