Synchronized swimming is more than a sport. It is a form of art. It involves a mixture of swimming, dancing, and gymnastics. The swimmers are performing a synchronized routine of detailed and complicated moves in the water and the whole act is accompanied by music. Synchronized swimming is incredibly beautiful and often compared to the elegance and style of ballroom dancing or water ballet.
The Spanish synchronized swimming team performed their routine on the World Swimming Championships in Rome, in 2009. Instead of choosing the usual, almost boring, song for their performance they decided to do something different and unique. Their choice of music was was the song Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin, was both memorable and rocking, as reported by LifeAspire.
They won the gold medal with their performance which quickly wowed the audience and the judges. These athletic muscled and agile women showed high energy and breath control.
Any Led Zeppelin fan knows the song is slow at the beginning but slowly builds up to an electric crescendo. Stairway to Heaven is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time. And apparently turned out to be an amazing song for synchronized swimming. After this performance, you can get a new appreciation for this song while you watch this amazing routine from this synchronized swimming team. The ladies began by pirouetting in unison and they hypnotized everyone with their grace. When the drums and guitar started to play over the loudspeakers these athletes started doing amazing stunts.
The audience loved this hard rock and synchronized swimming combination. And, how could they not? It’s a unique and heavenly performance. The second the team finished, the entire arena applauded and cheered them. They deserved it.