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.
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