Synchronized swimming is a versatile team sport
Synchronized swimming is a versatile team sport which requires a lot of stamina, strength and skill. Synchronized swimming combines the interpretation of music and the performing of the choreographs. That equals the sport to be similar to dancing. Additionally synchronized swimming is influenced by callisthenic sports as it requires extreme mobility for the performing to look effortless and light. Among the challenges in the sport are performing the choreographs in the water which requires extreme ability to hold one’s breath. Synchronized swimming is an Olympic sport and it has been a part of the Finnish sport scene from the 1920s.