this is more a matter of convention than ability. If you ever watch a team of female synchronized swimmers, the word “floating” hardly comes to mind. And think of male ballet dancers when you consider flexibility.
I found a video that you might enjoy http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/all-boys-synchronized-swimming-team-making-….
Thank you Karin. My son watched the video and is very interested in trying synchronized swimming. He has played water polo in co-ed setting. He thought it is interesting that the boys though synchronized swimming was the hardest.
It is incredible the way some sports have been labelled boys or girls. He watched a number of the links to that site and is so interested now.
Here’s another thread on this topic from this board…
My 10 yr old niece is in synchro. As a former synchro swimmer I help out from time to time.
Her club has two boys in it. They are new to sport but were welcomed by the girls.
Buoyancy issues are different for boys. Floating on their back takes more time and flexibility can be issue. Ballet leg moves can take time for the boys to master.
It is however a great sport for the boys to work on endurance and water skills.