Introduced in January 2017 by Swim England Synchronised Swimming was a three-strand award system for athletes consisting of Figure Grades, Routine Grades and Land Grades.
In order to compete at certain competitions, a synchronised swimmer will need to have their synchro grades tested.
There are six figures grades which gradually increase the test of ability for athletes on their age group figures.
These grades support swimmers and help them perform to their very best standard before moving to their next grade.
Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) allowing swimmers to perfect their figures before moving on to the next grade.
Select one of the grades below to read more about it.
There are five routine grades which just like the figure grades, they provide an increasing test of ability for swimmers on their routine skills.
These grades work alongside the figure grades and help swimmers to develop their transitions, movement speed and hybrids ready for when they swim solos, duets or teams.