Under the masterful eye of Rio 2016 Olympics synchronised swimmers Danielle Kettlewell, Amie Thomson, Rose Stackpole explore your grace and stamina by learning how to dance in water with an underwater soundscape.
This workshop starts with a 20 minute demonstration by local synchronised swimmers from the SuperNova team, followed by exploring the basics of land drilling, holding your breath underwater and learning a new routine.
BYO swimmers and goggles.
Registrations required, Casual Pool Fees Apply (below)
Synchronised Swimming is part of a series of events celebrating Museum of Water, an exhibition of publicly donated water and accompanying stories exhibited at Fremantle Arts Centre 7 Feb – 23 March 2018.
Image: Copyright West Australian Newspapers Limited
Danielle Kettlewell was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada to Australian parents. She took up synchronised swimming at age eight. She was part of the World Championships team in July 2015 which qualified Australia for the Rio Games. She made her Olympic debut in 2016 where she was vice-captain of the Australian team which placed eighth overall with 75.4333 in the free routine and 74.0667 in the technical.
After taking up the sport in 2008, Amie Thompson made her debut in Rio after a strong performance at trials in April 2016.Her earliest career highlight was being selected as a reserve for the 2011 FINA World Championships Team at 15. Thompson was part of the successful 2015 World Championships team which qualified Australia for Rio by finishing higher than New Zealand. At the Olympics she helped Australia to eighth overall with 75.4333 in the free routine and 74.0667 in the technical.
Rose Stackpole started competing for Australia in 2014, after growing up in Auckland and representing New Zealand. She was selected to make her Olympic debut in Rio and was selected in both the team and duet events, where she paired up with Nikita Pablo. Pablo and Stackpole scored 73.6360 points in the duets technical routine and 74.7667 in the free routine to place 24th overall. In the team event, Stackpole helped Australia to eighth overall with 75.4333 in the free routine and 74.0667 in the technical.