Although it dates back to the 1920's, synchronized swimming gained popularity in the 1940's when Esther Williams was the "under water queen"
1981 marked the date of the first true Canadian National Team.
In 1983, the Canadian National Team won gold for the Team and Duet competitions and silver in the Solo event at an international competition in Ecquador.
Synchro was recognized as an Olympic sport in 1984 and Canada won silver medals in both the Solo and Duet events.
In 1985, Canada struck gold in all events at the FINA Cup in Indianapolis, USA.
In 1986, synchronized swimming competed in the Commonwealth Games for the first time.
In Seoul Korea Olympics in 1988, Canada won gold medals in both the Solo and Duet events.
Synchronized Swimming in British Columbia has been organized since 1952. The British Columbia Amateur Synchronized Swimming Association was formed under the BC Society Act in December 1980. Since that time BC synchronized swimmers have represented our province and Canada nationally and internationally with regularity.
Now commonly called Synchro BC, the not-for-profit association governs the sport in our province, providing opportunities and services for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.