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olympics

Artistry in the swimming pool

Synchronised swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronised routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music. Synchronised swimming demands advanced water skills, and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater. The synchronised swimming event at the London Olympic Games got underway on 5 August 2012.