1980s1984 L A OlympicsOlympicsOther SportsSwimming

1984 L A Olympics Synchronized Swimming With Saeku Kimuro And Miwako Motoyoshi Of Japan


Synchronized swimming was introduced as a sport in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..and Bone Daddy was there to see the inaugural competition.  The sport is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics….consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, trios, combos, or teams)….performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water….accompanied by music. Synchronized 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. During lifts, (where up to six people act as the platform, one person acts as a base, and one and/or two people act as flyers) swimmers are required not to touch the bottom – yet pull off an outstanding lift.

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