Gruelling training schedule for synchronized swimming

Reuters interviewed Spain’s synchronized swimmer Gemma Mengual from Spain and found there is a lot more to the sport than smiles and make-up.

“We train between eight and nine hours a day,” Spain’s leading synchronized swimmer Gemma Mengual told Reuters television.

“In the morning we work on the physical elements and do some work in the gym. Then we are into the water, we grab some lunch and then get back in the water until 7 or 8 at night until everything is perfect or near perfect.”

They spend hours perfecting their routines and building endurance, swimming up to 4-kilometers at a time. Gemma Mengual and her partner Andrea Fuentes are hoping to win at least a silver medal in the Olympics, saying the Russians are favorite for the gold medal.

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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