Although inflatable arm floaties come in many fashionable designs, they can be cumbersome to wear in the public pool or when jumping over large puddles. Liberate your arms and float freely with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a three-week girls' synchronized-swimming camp from South West Aquatic Sports (a $100 value). Classes meet Monday through Thursday at the Forty Niner Country Club pool or Green Hills Pool on East Speedway Boulevard and North Kolb Road.
The experienced, safety-certified swim gurus of South West Aquatic Sports train 6- to 18-year-old girls in synchronized-swimming techniques through fun and effective instructional methods set to music. Aspiring mermaids and dolphin impersonators hone proper stroke technique and harmonized choreography during 12 90-minute lessons, held mornings or evenings. Grouped by age and splashing skill level, the Summer Fun Camp grants ample personal attention to each swimmer from enthusiastic instructors, including former collegiate synchronized-swimming champions and coaching staff from the U.S. Olympic team. The first three-week session dives in from July 5 to July 21 and the second from July 25 to August 11, with both sessions teaming up to perform an epic freshwater throw down on August 13. Potential students can reserve their preferred session in advance, allowing ample time to find a flattering pair of goggles.
South West Aquatic Sports
In addition to organizing swimming lessons and aquatic fitness programs for both kids and adults, South West Aquatic Sports serves as the proud home for two aquatic teams of regional fame. The Green Hills Gators gives swimmers aged 4–18 a chance to race against other teams that belong to the Southern Arizona Aquatic Association, a league in which they became the champions in 2010. Showing poise and grace both above the surface and beneath it, the Tucson Sun Rays synchronized-swimming team is helmed by a University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame synchronized swimmer, who introduces girls aged 6–18—as well as adults—to the challenging and competitive sport.