Have you ever wondered what it takes to be on a synchronized swim team? Here's your chance to dive in.
A group of competitive synchronized swimmers that has performed in the D.C. area for more than 40 years is giving the public a shot at trying the sport -- and even joining the team -- later this month. The DC Synchromasters will give a crash course in synchronized swimming on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Largo, Maryland.
Synchronized swimming requires a combination of athletic skill and style, Morgan Flaherty, a swimmer on the team, said in an interview Wednesday.
“It’s a very creative sport, but it involves a lot of athletic strength. It also involves memory and speed. You have to make it all look beautiful and hold your breath for over 30 seconds sometimes," she said.