synchronized swimming

noun

Definition of synchronized swimming

: swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers are synchronized with a musical accompaniment so as to form changing patterns

Other Words from synchronized swimming

synchronized swimmer noun

Examples of synchronized swimming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The odds of the network pulling off enthralling coverage of the Tokyo Olympics are roughly the same as Lou Grant and Ted Baxter medaling in synchronized swimming. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 The discrimination suit is on behalf of female athletes in fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, squash and synchronized swimming. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 Whether the metaphor is synchronized swimming or football (Mishler did get her MBA from Notre Dame), the point is success is a combination of strategy and well executed tactics. Henry Devries, Forbes, 29 May 2021 The plaintiffs are individual athletes on eight of the teams: men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s lightweight rowing, women’s squash, synchronized swimming, wrestling and men’s volleyball. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 The cuts included men's and women's fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed and women's sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men's volleyball and wrestling. Kristi Dosh, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The 11 teams – men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling – will continue competing as varsity teams at Stanford. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 18 May 2021 Wrestling, in addition to men’s volleyball, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s fencing, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash and synchronized swimming were the sports that would have been affected. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 The sports are men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of synchronized swimming

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Synchronized swimming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synchronized%20swimming. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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