No, not really, though we are excited to watch them (especially the synchronized swimming events, of course!). However, we were lucky enough to get a call from Ava Marie at WBAL. It seems Ava was looking to learn about a number of Olympic sports and would we be willing to introduce her to the wonderful world of synchronized swimming? How could we say no! So Monday morning an intrepid crew of volunteers came out to Fluid Movement board member Tim Train’s pool to show Ava the ropes.
Interviewing Val before hopping in!
Our awesome volunteer swimmers demonstrate a group star maneuver.
And finish off with a fancy clam!
After we got a chance to show off a little it was time to get Ava in the water:
First we got her properly kitted up in a stylish leopard-print cap and some fierce green goggles.
Then Val walked her through some basic water ballet techniques. Here she demonstrates the eggbeater.
Here Ava practices one of the most basic moves – the horizontal layout.
Then it was time to try out an advanced move! Here Ava tries out the sinking ballet leg. Not bad for a first timer!
Many thanks to Ava Marie, Steve Adams and WBAL Channel 11 for coming out, being good sports and getting a taste of water ballet!
Check out these REAL Olympic hopefuls! See more olympic-athletes-in-training photos here.