Sunday, 15 January 2012

World Champions Synchronised swimming practise in our hotel

We already knew from Ballroom Dancing and Formation dancing that Russia is the world top. People start young, are hard and train a lot. There are only a handful of countries that are so disciplined and committed to sport. We were five days in the Westin Beach Resort in Dubai and every single day, the girls were in the pool for hours and hours. Training on physical condition, warming up, swimming laps, practising routines, new elements… It was very impressive. We took a few pictures and looked up some videos on YouTube that we now share with you. The first video is from the European Championship 2010, that they won and the second video is about the training sessions. We ourselves danced Ballroom Formation about 13 years ago but on a very low level compared to this, it brings back memories.

We wisten reeds van ons Ballroom dansen en Formatiedansen dat Rusland de wereldtop is. Mensen starten op jonge leeftijd, zijn hard en trainen veel. Er zijn slechts een handvol landen die zo gedisciplineerd en toegewijd zijn aan hun sport. Gedurende de vijf dagen dat we in het Westin Hotel te Dubai waren, trainden de meisjes iedere dag vele uren. Conditie training, opwarming, baantjes trekken, routines oefenen, nieuwe elementen uitproberen... Het was zeer indrukwekkend. We trokken enkele foto’s en keken naar video’s op YouTube. De eerste video is toen ze Europees kampioen 2010 werden en de tweede video is een training sessie. Wij hebben zelf aan formatie dansen gedaan, ongeveer 13 jaar geleden maar op een veel lager niveau als dit, het roept herinneringen op..

Synchronised swimming Russia
Synchronised swimming Russia
Synchronised swimming Russia
European Championship 2010 - Synchronised Swimming - Winners Russia


Training Session - Russia Synchronised Swimming


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14 comments:

  1. Dat is wel indrukwekkend die prestatie, heb nooit zo'n grote groep gezien die tegelijk zwemmen. De trainster is niet mals zo te zien (en te horen).

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  2. Amazing synchronicity and strength! (Does your coach yell at you like that?)

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  3. Looks like very intense training with some wonderful results. Thank you for sharing this. Fascinating!

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  4. I love to watch this.. Very beautiful and elegant!

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  5. what a sight!


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  6. Even heel wat anders maar ook zeker heel indrukwekkend!
    Mooi gedaan, groetjes Cristien.

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  7. That was a special treat for you to see the world champions practicing.

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  8. The video was mind boggling.

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  9. Hello...what a pleasure to find your blog thru Jeanne's recommendation at "Butterfly Tales". She said if you like travel, you should check out your blog and boy was she right! I am your newest follower and look forward to seeing where we go from here :)

    Kathy

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  10. εγώ προσωπικά φίλιππε θεωρό το άθλημα αυτό ένα από τα πιο δύσκολά και σε εκγύμναση σε ομαδικότητα σε συγκέντρωση και σε αποτέλεσμα.

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  11. I love everything in this wonderful post; I love these fabulous pictures and a great video.

    You captured so well the energy and strength and beauty of these swimmers. I feel this powerful motion. Wow!

    Superb pictures! And very interesting!

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  12. fantastic, you had some live show!!!

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