Synchronized Swimming Terms
Here is a simple explanation of some of the terms used in the sport of synchronized swimming. See also Swimming Terminology.
- Deckwork - The mood setting moves performed on the deck once the music starts before the swimmers enter the water.
- Flamingo - One leg is extended perpendicular to the surface while the other leg is drawn to the chest, and the face at the surface.
- Rocket Split - A move involving a thrust to the vertical position, followed by a rapid leg split before returning to the vertical position at maximum height.
- Scull - A movement of the hands designed to apply continuous pressure against the water to support the body.