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Few people really take synchronised
despite the obvious skill, concentration
and dedication of
competitors. The idea is to choreograph
a new piece that
re-focus attention and have the audience
on the edge of
You begin by recruiting a non-swimmer
with the promise of
large cheque, and the total assurance
that they will not be
allowed to drown during what follows. In
a private pool you
film your willing volunteer as they
struggle to keep their
above water in a desperate attempt to
avoid drowning, only
rescuing them at the last possible
moment. Multiple cameras
record every spluttering nuance and
expression of panic.
They go away happy with their fat
cheque, and you go away
with your training film. Months of
dedicated instruction ensue for your
team, based on the detailed film.
At the next event your team begins by
but suddenly there is a change as the
simultaneously switch over to
Synchronised Drowning. Their
carefully controlled smiles are replaced
expressions of total panic. They thrash in
the water and
their arms around in a detailed
replication of the drowning
man. The audience begin to stand up and
scream, but are
simultaneously transfixed by the fact
that this is all achieved
in perfect symmetry. The event concludes
rescue and resuscitation.
||Yes, this would be funny if it were to happen halfway through a synchronised swimming thingummy, but the drowning man bit isn't. Drowing people will grab onto anything nearby to help themselves, whether it be floating toys, life rings, or other people. This could put other people at risk.
||And I doubt a big cheque is going to make up for the fact that some poor sod has just nearly drowned while other people are watching.
||Title: brilliant. Idea: less so. No vote.
||I thought this might have been about lemmings.
||this would be brilliant! if synchromised swimming really wants to develop, it needs to move closer towards theatre, adding drama and narrative, treating sequences more as dance or plays, rather than just choreography.
||as for the drowning guy, if he's agreed to it, i really don't see the problem.
||synchronised soggy croissant for you
||The knowledge that drowned persons can be jumpstarted if you get to them within a few minutes seems unlikely to lure a lot of participants to the sport.
||Pun in search of an Idea.
||I just wish I had gotten to this before you :)
||nice for the first time played, thanks to the element of surprise; also nice the following times if played in an aquarium right after the doplhin training show, in order to suggest the undoubtful animal supremacy over humans. btw, could you make them wear clown costumes ?
||synchronized wading, so those who cant swim can participate
||"Bah" to the nay-sayers. This is a [xenzag] classic and earns my bun.
||May I suggest a synchronised rendition of the Titanic disaster?