The Aquadettes are an extraordinary group of senior women who perform synchronized swimming routines. From Laguna Woods, California, these women work year-round and train three times a week to put on an Annual Water Show. The Aquadettes have appeared on TV in commercials, on CNN, the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition and others. They have been in magazine and newspaper articles throughout the world, including a full-color article on aging in National Geographic Magazine. The Aquadettes are the longest-running senior synchronized swimming team in the world, who are still in existence and amazing today!
The Aquadettes love to perform and their annual show gives them a goal and challenge! But the purpose of the Aquadettes is to prevent isolation ... to encourage senior women to get off the couch, to not be alone, and to join a social group that stimulates your mind and moves your body! The typical Aquadette loves the water, loves music, and the friendships; and most have no prior experience with synchronized swimming. Once they try it, they find they really can do it and they are thrilled to do something they thought they could never do! Many of the members deal with health issues, such as arthritis, joint replacements, osteoporosis, and serious back problems. They look forward to coming because they find the water healing and pain-free in this non-gravity environment! The members have often used this exercise as part of their rehabilitation and recovery from everything from broken bones and heart surgery to brain surgery. They believe it not only improves the quality of their lives, but are living proof that it extends their lives as well.
In 2019 they will be celebrating their 55th year. Their 2019 Aqua Follies Water Show will be held at Clubhouse 1 Pool 1 in Laguna Woods Village (24232 Calle Aragon). It is once again scheduled for 3 nights beginning Thursday, August 29th through Saturday, August 31st. Each night is a 300-seat, 60-minute show and is open to the public for those who buy their tickets here online. The show features women ranging in age from their 50's to their late 80's, performing a rigorous swimming musical revue to an eclectic mix of music from popular hits to a patriotic finale; which is completely produced by these swimmers; including choreography, music, staging, lighting and the sewing of sparkling costumes. You won't want to miss it! It's like nothing you've ever seen! The cost of admission is $7.00. The pool gates open at 7 pm and the show starts at
8 pm. It's open seating, so come early and bring a jacket (it gets chilly). For group seating or more information, please call or text (949) 246-6593 or call (949) 462-0810.
If you would like a DVD of this year's 2019 Aqua Follies Show, please call or text (949) 246-6593
(available by Sept 30th - $5 each payable to The Aquadettes).