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DC’s performance art explosion is taking to the pool with SynchroSwim 2014, the fourth presentation of WPA’s synchronized swimming performance art competition!


Typically, synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry, and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control. At WPA’s SynchroSwim, we celebrate creativity and enthusiasm.  During the one-hour event, approximately 6 artist teams will perform short, unique routines set to musical compositions.  Some may actually be synchronized, but the vast majority will be a free expression of creativity. Past performances have included a biting critique of BP’s role in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a celebration of the music of Van Halen, an excerpt from Fluid Movement’s Jason and the Aquanauts: 20,000 Legs Over The Sea, and even a performance by an actual synchronized swimming team.

WPA is pleased to welcome Seth Hurwitz, Chairman of I.M.P. Productions and co-owner of the 9:30 Club; José Ortiz, Executive Director of Artisphere; and Lauryn Ricketts, ABC7 Meteorologist as this year’s judges. The judges will rank the teams on a scale of 1 to 10 in two categories: Execution (the skill and coherence of their performance) and Visual Spectacle (the outrageousness of the team’s costumes and performance). Prizes are awarded in these two categories, as well as for Crowd Favorite, which is decided by applause.

SynchroSwim 2014 is free and open to the public and takes place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC following the Capitol Skyline Pool Party. Free admission to SynchroSwim 2014 will begin at 4:30pm.

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Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool
10 I (Eye) Street SW
Washington DC 20024


Free admission beginning at 4:30pm


Sunday, August 17, 2014, 5 pm

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