synchronized swimming


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

Examples of synchronized swimming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the only schoolboy in his part of Florida who wanted to pursue artistic swimming — known as synchronized swimming back then — Gaudet had no choice but to join an all-girls club. Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2022 At New York Live Arts, her performers, fluent in many styles from postmodern dance and hip-hop to synchronized swimming and martial arts, took center stage for dancing that spoke about a body’s history, its conditioning. Siobhan Burke, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2022 Two years ago, faced with financial strains from the pandemic, Stanford decided to eliminate fencing and 10 other sports — men’s rowing, sailing, squash and synchronized swimming —because of their high costs. Photographs By Desiree Rios, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of synchronized swimming was in 1950

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“Synchronized swimming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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