History of Aquabatique

History of Aquabatique

Katie Fried (nee Webber) and Adele Carlsen have both enjoyed a long and extensive international career in synchronised swimming before founding Aquabatix. They competed internationally from the age of 11 to 24 in many competitions including the World Championships in Perth and the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. After competing alongside each other for most of their careers, they remain close friends and a successful business partnership.

During their Synchronised Swimming careers they were approached to perform at high profile events, were photographed by Nick Knight, modeled for Alexander McQueen and made many television appearances. They quickly realised the positive impact their skill and creativity could have on a massive variety of media and entertainment projects and began to realize the potential of the sport within the industry.

With Katie’s extensive experience in event management and Adele’s skills for choreography, in 2004 they pooled their love for Synchronised Swimming to create Aquabatix. Ever since then, Aquabatix has gone from strength to strength, taking on a huge variety of exciting and projects which you can read all about on

After coming up with the brand new concept of the Sync Tank act which involved individuals or duets performing underwater routines in a glass tank, they recognised its popularity and created Aquabatique!

AquaTheatre filming tank operated by Aquatic Impact Ltd

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