``Synchronised swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics performed by either one, two or a team of swimmers to music. The first recorded competition was in 1891 but it was not introduced into the Olympics until 1984.
Historically the top countries have come from America and Europe.``
``All three disciplines have two sections. Much like figure skating, the athletes are asked to choreograph a technical routine, which must include elements set by FINA the governing body, and a free routine that is totally the athletes own design.``