Do you still hear people say "I do synchronised swimming"? Possibly, but since 2017 it has actually been officially called artistic swimming and not synchronised swimming. So what is it? It is a sport that combines swimming, gymnastics and dance. And it's a full-body workout. Artistic swimming can be done solo, in a duet (like Margaux) or in a team.
When you spend many hours in a pool, you can even become addicted to the smell of chlorine—
Weird right? (don't worry if this isn't the case for you; you can get shower gels to banish the smell and "chlorine-free" pools are gradually making an appearance.) In any event, this is a discipline where teamwork really matters.
As a former synchronised swimmer, I'd like to answer one of the most frequently-asked questions: Yes, we can hear the music underwater—through special speakers. This is very useful so as to remain synchronised with both the music and your team-mates. Now imagine what it's like during training when everyone wants to put on their own playlist!
Now you know a little bit about the sport, let's go back to our first question.