Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rehearsals for Synchronized Swimming Demonstration

This is difficult, but I am/was a synchronized swimmer in High School. I tried out for my college team at the State University of New York College at Cortland with 50 or more other hopeful gals and only two of us made the team. But the practice times in the late afternoon conflicted with my science lab and work times, so unfortunately, I had to quit the team. Sigh.
But since then, I have kept up with it and that will all pay off now, as I have volunteered to coach synchronized swimming at our local YMCA! The Director of Aquatics is thrilled and asked me to put together a demo. So that is what I have been working on these past few weeks. Here is a video of my latest rehearsal.

As you can see, I have lost most of my finish on the moves. I need to work on keeping my vertical and holding the moves longer. I blew the opening move entirely and had to start over. I could not do the submerged double ballet leg with rotation at all! It must be because of the full suit, as this is the first rehearsal I have done in it.
So, I redesigned the move to start out at the deep end and it works!

I still have to put together an entry. The music I am thinking of using is Marc Anthony’s  I NEED TO KNOW. And I was thinking of wearing the platinum star hoodie before my entry, to spice things up.

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