Synching feeling: male synchronised swimmers bid to be taken seriously.
Members of London’s OTS Angels, the UK’s only male synchronised swimming club, are out to show that men can compete – and maybe even win a berth at the Olympic Games.
Equality in British sport has come a long way. The gender gap has been gradually closed over the last century to allow athletes of both sexes to compete on a level playing field. It is not without irony, therefore, that men are now the ones battling the same discrimination and prejudice in synchronised swimming that women fought and overcame in traditionally male disciplines such as boxing or weightlifting.