This event is a gas, from the choreography before they dive in — which isn’t even judged; they just do it for fun and for thematic reasons — to the crazy coordinated tricks they can do in the pool, to the costumes. But mostly, I appreciate the athleticism. The moves they can make for the length of time they make them… I can barely do a somersault in the pool without getting dizzy. Tragically, I only saw four of these routines out of a total of 22 competitors (I think — 12 finalists for sure). I am hoping we have some aficionados who can fill in the blanks.

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