In the summer Olympics, swimming is one of the most popular sports. Next to the track and field events, swimming is a huge competition – especially with Michael Phelps being such a success for America.
But when is the last time you sat down and watched a synchronized swimming event? If you’re like the majority of people, it’s not usually a sport you’d consider as a priority.
However, when you see the women’s routine in the video below, you might start to rethink synchronized swimming’s place in the world of sports.
In the clip, you’ll see the UK’s synchronized swimming team perform their amazing routine in Montreal 2009.
The eight women form two lines at the side of the pool. They hold a pose until Queen’s “We Will Rock You” blasts on the stadium’s speakers.
As soon as the iconic song begins, the synchronized swimmers take the signal to begin their performance.
They dive into the pool and erupt from the water’s calm surface as soon a Freddie Mercury starts singing the song’s first verse.
The women move their bodies perfectly in time to the hit rock song. They don’t miss a single beat!
Even when they’re kicking their legs back and forth from under the water, they’re right on cue.
Check out their amazing performance below. Maybe we should pay more attention to this Olympic sport.