Here I am, tapping into my inner Synchronized Swimmer self, in Mexico last year.
This Olympic season, while everyone else is freaking out about Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas, I’m hunting around for coverage of Synchronized swimming. In junior high and high school I was a competitive “Synchro” swimmer. Yes, that’s true, I wore knox gelatin i my hair and a tremendous amount of water proof make up. I went to summer “Synchro” camp and even trained with Mary Jo Ruggieri, who was then the Olympic coach. Because I was the smallest and the lightest in the team, I was the flip girl! This is one of the most challenging sports ever- combines dance, water, performance, music- and its always scoffed at by the more mainstream sports enthusiasts.
Well, this team performance by the Spain team from last week in London is amazing. Watch the full video clip over at NBC Olympics site.
So what is the later career path for synchronized swimmers? Believe it or not, there’s definitely a second leg of this career and that is to be a performer in Cirque De Soleil “O” shows.