Synchronized swimming , Synchronized swimmer, Synchronized swimming, Water ballet
Synchronised swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers (either individuals, duets, teams or combos) 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. Developed in the early 1900s in Canada, it is a sport performed exclusively by women. In its early form it was sometimes known as "water ballet" so is not the case now.
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