Synchronized Swimmers, Performance Artists to Converge in Southwest for Competition

by Sean Meehan August 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm 1 Comment

SynchroSwim (Photo via Facebook/WPADC)

Artists, performers and a few experienced synchronized swimmers are set to descend on Southwest for a competition this weekend.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel pool at 10 I St. SW is slated to host eight teams that will perform short choreographed routines this Saturday as part of the Washington Project for the Arts’ fifth annual “SynchroSwim.” The competition starts at 4:30 p.m.

The teams will be judged not only for their skill and execution, but also for the “outrageousness” of their costumes and performances, according to event organizers.

Performances this year include a homage to the Netflix series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and a performance to singer Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”

Although most teams are made up of performance artists, some of them will have seasoned synchronized swimmers, including members of DCsynchromasters, who have competed in past SynchroSwim competitions.

“It’s a very interesting mix of actual synchronized swimmers and performance artists,” said Samantha May, WPA’s program director. “You can expect swimmers with hot pink high heels, fantastic costumes and lots of makeup.”

Admission for spectators is free. WPA expects about 500 people to watch the routines from the hotel’s pool deck, May said.

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