Figure Grade 1

Since January 2017, Swim England Artistic Swimming has run a three-strand award system for athletes; Figure Grades, Routine Grades and Land Grades.

As you progress as an artistic swimmer you will need to have your grades tested before you can enter certain competitions. 

Figure Grades

There are six artistic swimming grades which provide an increasing test of ability for athletes on their age group figures.

These grades support swimmer long term athlete development (LTAD) and ensure each athlete performs to their very best standard before moving to their next grade.

Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

The Swim England Artistic Swimming Figure Grade 1 focuses on positions and basic positions in artistic swimming.

Swimmers will be required to perform 10 elements to judges. Each grade has three levels (gold, silver and bronze) so all athletes have the ability to perfect their figures before moving to the next grade.

To view full descriptions of artistic swimming basic positions (BP), basic movements (BM) and figures (Fig), download the FINA artistic swimming manual..

10 Elements to Artistic Swimming Figure Grade 1 Download a judging guide for the England Artistic Swimming Figure Grade 1 where you can read more details about each element.

Artistic Swimming Figure Grade 1 Video Demonstrations (10)



Mandatory Requirements

Remember these four mandatory requirements in all elements. There are also