Artistic Swimming: Is It Really That Hard?
Swimming art always brings spectacular performances for the viewers, but behind it is the very demanding demands of the sport and the comprehension of the athletes.
Synchronized swimming, also called as artistic swimming, has been published Fédération internationale de natation (FINA) since July 2017. This is a sport that combines swimming, dancing and gymnastics. In it, the fishermen perform an underwater art performance with elaborate techniques and often takes place under the background music.
Synchronized swimming is an individual and team sport. Synchronized swimming requires excellent swimming technique, strength, endurance, endurance, flexibility, meticulousness and the art of preserving the breath when submerged in water. During the competition, the athlete must not touch the bottom of the pool.
In the early 20th century, artistic swimming was known as ballet underwater. Many swimming clubs have performed in the meantime, and the artistic pool developed at the same time in Canada.
Art swimming is a very difficult sport to practice. Because the athlete has to listen to music in underwater conditions, he must coordinate with his teammates smoothly. In addition, they have to demonstrate the skills to master swimming. To be able to perform skillful, beautiful movements, athletes must practice for about 10 years.
6-7 years old is the ideal age to start practicing art swimming. Flexibility is the first and most arduous challenge that children must overcome if they want to pursue this subject.
Artistic swimmers need the toughness of a gymnast, the strength of a martial arts athlete, and the agility of aerobic athletes. And equally important, it is the ability to perceive and perform with music like an athlete buys ballet. Therefore, it is not strange that in a training session, swimmers have to practice dancing to music, practicing martial arts, weight training, even dancing. In addition to hard training, artistic swimming also carries risks.