You’ll Never Guess Why Olympic Swimmers Put Gelatin in Their Hair

You’ll Never Guess Why Olympic Swimmers Put Gelatin in Their Hair

It isn’t just their graceful routines and perfectly coordinated moves that have been mesmerizing Olympic viewers the world over. The synchronized swimmers of Team USA also seem to have the kind of hair that defies the elements.

Australian synchronised swimmers wave their feat in the air as they practice their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre. The discipline has been part of the Olympics…

Incredible photos of Olympic swimmers at the peak of their fitness

Australian synchronised swimmers wave their feat in the air as they practice their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre. The discipline has been part of the Olympics…

The Australian synchronised swimming team practise their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games and renovated for…

Incredible photos of Olympic swimmers at the peak of their fitness

The Australian synchronised swimming team practise their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games and renovated for…

The sport demands great core strength and endurance as well as grace, artistry and flexibility. It also requires remarkable breath control and lung capacity, with swimmers remaining underwater for up to 60 seconds at a time.

London 2012 Olympics: synchronised swimming guide

The sport demands great core strength and endurance as well as grace, artistry and flexibility. It also requires remarkable breath control and lung capacity, with swimmers remaining underwater for up to 60 seconds at a time.

A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on Nicholas Robinson Baker of Britain after he dives during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London February 20, 2012

A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on Nicholas Robinson Baker of Britain after he dives during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London February 20, 2012

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