Watch a Groovy Synchronized Swimming Routine From the 1960s

 

1965 Atlas Obscura Site – Jack Goodman

A look back at 1960’s synchro at a Clacton seaside holiday venue. The “disconcerting” reference within the narrative is to the Team Canada routine at the Montreal FINA World Trophy. The Team Canada routine though has had over 3 million views on You Tube (just follow the link from the site) but maybe the reservation expressed by Mr Goodwin is why.

“Synchronized swimming is a complicated sport, bringing together elements of swimming, gymnastics and ballet. Competitors are highly skilled and their timing, strength and balance are all crucial for a good run. Routines, as Team Canada proved in 2009, can be elaborate, dramatic and slightly disconcerting.”  MORE

 






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