Synchronized swimming is a cross between ballet and acrobatics, in the water. Synchronized Swimming is a women's only sport at the Olympic level, so men can't preform this talent. Synchronized swimmers are amazing athletes. They have strength, endurance, grace and rhythm. They hold their breath for extended periods of time while performing intricate, hard, intense, coordinated dance movements in the swimming pool. To get to the Olympic games takes years of hard work, and training.
The usa's Olympic Syncronized Swimming team
Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva of the United States compete in the Women's Duets Synchronized Swimming Free Routine Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on Aug. 7, 2012