1907 Australian Annette Kellerman, performing in a glass tank, attracts national attention at the New York Hippodrome as the first underwater ballerina.
1915 Katherine Curtis, a student at the University of Wisconsin in America, experiments with diving actions and stunts in the water and in 1923 starts a water-ballet club at the University of Chicago. The group executes strokes, "tricks" and floating formations.
1940 Esther Williams, U.S. freestyle champion and Olympic contender, popularizes water ballet with her performances in the San Francisco World's Fair Aquacade and subsequent MGM movies.
1954 FINA, the international aquatics federation, is formed .... FINA makes synchronised swimming a competitive division of aquatics.
1984 Synchronised swimming premieres at the Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
2012 Great Britain take 6th place in the team event at the Olympics in London.
2014 FINA allows the inclusion of men/boys in international competitions (excluding the Olympics).
2015 Bramcote AquaStars are formed!
2017 FINA votes to change the official name of the sport to Artistic Swimming