Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do you Synch or Swim?

I synch better than I swim! I'm talking about synchronized swimming of course. Synchronized swimming has taken bad rap and most people think of ladies in pink swimsuits with plastic flowers stuck to their caps. Want to see what I mean? Check out this YouTube clip. The swimming starts at about 1:37


What synchronized swimming really is, is a wonderful water workout with friends. We work together to perfect our water routine. The moves will tone your abs and your arms, and if you keep moving you will get an aerobic workout as well. I love getting a workout while playing around like kids in the water. It's so much fun, I urge you to give it a try.

If you can make it to Corvallis twice a week, we'd love to have you join us. Our group consists of 5-6 ladies of all ages and abilities. We swim from 10-11am on Mondays and Wednesdays at Osborn Aquatic Center. You can watch our group from the observation deck, or pay the drop-in fee at the front desk and give it a try. We have a great coach and there's no pressure to be perfect, we just want to improve.

For those that laugh at this sport, I urge you to watch the "pro's" do it. How they do what they do is truly athletic and graceful. Check out the inspiration below. These girls are amazing and they are never touching the bottom of the pool.

1 comment:

Nurse Nightingale said...

I can't begin to understand the strength of body and lungs that these girls must possess!! Their performance was amazing!!