The art of synchronized swimming

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Synchronized Swimming at Pan Am games
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Aruban Synchronized Swimmers celebrate after competing during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian Synchronized Swimmers compete in the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian Synchronized Swimmers celebrate after competing in the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
USA Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazil's Synchronized Swimmers prepare to compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Peru Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Cuban Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
Peruvian Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Argentinean Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Argentine Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
Argentinean Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Mexican Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
Team Canada performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian Synchronized Swimmers Karine Thomas and Jacqueline Simoneau hug after finishing in first place for the Duet Technical Routine during the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Synchronized swimming is one of those incredibly niche sports you almost forget is real. Almost as if its entire existence is being parodied in movies and television. In reality, the sport is very much real and very competitive. This week, teams from all over the globe competed in this years Pan Am games in Toronto. The resulting photos are breathtaking. Check out the stunning photos above.
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