PAN AM Aquatics Synchronized Swimming Footwork

pan am aquatics syncho swimming     Poolside, spectators see synchronized dance moves such as twists, pointed toes, splits and lifts. Synchronized swimmers also hold static positions such as the crane, ballet leg double, side fishtail, knight, flamingo, and split positions.

What you don’t see are the Herculean efforts to keep the action above water level.  Below water level, footwork is critical to keep swimmers afloat. Swimmers are penalized if their feet touch the bottom of the pool during the performance. The swimmers must remain buoyant, creating the illusion of standing on their feet or their hands. Their technique is the ‘Egg Beater Kick’.

Footwork of the Egg Beater Kick:

During the kick, the right leg moves counter-clockwise and the left leg moves clockwise. These alternating circular movements produce an upward force. The feet trace an elongated oval path; the faster the feet move the greater the propulsive forces allowing for more height in the water.

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Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.   1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)



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