Shanghai Under Water

Friday, July 22, 2011
How incredible are those photographs? They are from the 2011 World Aquatics Championship that is taking place in Shanghai, China right now. The synchronised swimmer teams are one of my favourites! Despite all the stuff they have to endure like challenging routines, regulating breathing, precise timing - they all manage to look so graceful and peaceful. Almost ballerina -like! Don't you think? xo

P.S: On a random note, the synchronized swimmers can't touch the bottom of the pool during the routine and their most essential equipment is a nose clip. Interesting!

(Thanks, Balazs for the photos)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those photos are beautiful. I wouldn't be able to have my eyes open under water. I would freak out:)Happy Friday, Di

sahrish shamim said...

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The Favour Shoppe said...

such awesome photos!

Kristin H said...

Gorgeous! Just saw a photo in the Guardian the other day as well that blew me away!!

Dancing Branflake said...

This is so cool! I have always wanted to do this. So incredibly graceful and fun.

Diana Mieczan said...

Kristin, Im going to check out Guardian online right now:)

amy b.s. said...

i always find the synchronised swimming sort of amazing. just to be able to move like that and then do it all in sync. pretty amazing.

SomeKindOfStyle said...

wonderful images...such beautiful strong colors! xoxo

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Eliza Jane said...

Synchronized swimmers also have to do "laps" of the pool in their routine. Ever notice how their team moves across the pool during their routine? That's on purpose, because they have to. :) I know, because I was a competitive synchronized swimmer for years. I *LOVE* the pictures you found! They make me nostalgic for it. Even though the training is absolutely *grueling*.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I sometimes try to hold my breath as long as they are and I simply cannot do it. They are amazing.

Monica from Hola!design said...

hi! these pics are awesome! I didn't know they can't touch the bottom of the pool.

enjoy the rest of the day!
muah!

Marjorie Rose said...

That's strength, discipline and team effort all in one pool. They're amazing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

very ballerina like

Christianna said...

Ok, that's pretty cool!

Diana Mieczan said...

Eliza, that is really interesting and yes, I've noticed how their team moves across the pool. Thanks, sweetie. You are brilliant:)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Synchronized swimming always reminds me of the gorgeous and totally over the top (in a great way) silver screen productions with swimming routines. So cool.

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