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Synchronized swimming
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Synchronized swimming

A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet, synchronized swimming involves competitors (either individuals or teams) performing aesthetically pleasing and difficult movements while holding their breath and keeping afloat in water.

Synchronized swimming is an Olympic sport open to women since 1984, also open to men since 2004, which combines the qualities of gymnastics and ice dance, but is performed in an extremely difficult and challenging medium.

Competitors point to the strength, flexibility, and endurance required to perform difficult routines.