Synchronized Swimming (Artistic Swimming)
Synchronized swimming: it looks effortless but it is a high demanding sport that requires grace, endurance, flexibility, artistry and an exceptional breath control.
The competitors perform strenuous movements upside down in water with the help of a nose clip that makes it difficult for water to enter the nose and allows the swimmer to stay under water for a long period of time.
This sport is open only to women performing to music within a time limit and an underwater speakers to help the competitors when they are underwater to enable them achieve the split second timing critical to synchronized swimming.
Swimmers are judged by panel of judges, they perform specific moves in a set order, including boost, rocket, thrusts and twirls.