Frequently Asked Questions –
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Q. Does the team have varsity status, or is it a club team?
A. The team is considered as a club team. Club sports differ from varsity sports in that clubs are responsible for their expenses. Financial commitments are primarily met through dues, student organized events, and annual fundraising. Thus, we do not offer any athletic scholarships. As a club team, only full-time Boston University undergraduate students may join. Graduate students may be permitted to join under certain circumstances. Faculty, staff, alumni, and FitRec members, however, may not compete on the team.
Q. How often does the team practice?
We practice three times a week: Tuesday and Thursday nights 7 – 10pm, and Sundays 12 – 3pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays nights, we meet from 7-8 on land in order to learn the routines and stretch.
Q. How many meets do you go to each season?
We usually attend three or four meets each season, two of them being ECAC’s and U.S Collegiate Nationals. We also try to host a meet every year so our friends and family can come and cheer for us.
Q. What does a meet consist of?
A meet consists of four competitions – one for each type of routine. We compete with other collegiate teams – varsity and club – in each.
Routines are divided by the number of swimmers in the routine. There are solos, duets, trios, and team routines. A team routine can have anywhere from four to eight swimmers. Solos last three minutes, duets and trios three and a half minutes, and team routines are four minutes.
We also compete in the figure competition, which are technical elements.
Q. I am interested in joining – do I need to have any synchro experience?
Absolutely not, we will teach you everything you need to know. Dance or swimming experience is certainly valuable, but even if you don’t have that, we’ll work with you.