LONDON, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
British diver and TV personality, Tom Daley reveals that he is expanding his skills after signing up for a crash course in synchronised swimming with the World's leading professional team of aquatic artists, Aquabatix.
Daley joins fellow Olympian and Aquabatix athlete, Katie Clark in a series of innovative synchronised swimming video tutorials revealing the 'Tips' & 'Tricks' of one of the most unique sports on the planet.
Talented Daley, who has worked with Aquabatix on many occasions, was pushed straight in at the deep end at the London Aquatic Centre, but he performed swimmingly.
In the first two episodes of the video series, to be hosted on the Aquabatix YouTube channel, Daley and Clark take viewers through the basics of the sporting discipline.
See Daley in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3K5Xp0vkqg&feature=youtu.be
Daley's involvement in the videos is timely, as mixed-gender events for both synchronised swimming and synchronised diving were recently approved by the International Swimming Federation (FINA).
Both the synchronised swimming and diving communities have welcomed the decision and other breakthrough rule changes made in the presence of delegates from 155 National Member Federations at the FINA Extraordinary Congress in Doha.
FINA saw fit to introduce the mixed duet - for technical and free routines - in synchronised swimming; a discipline which already has a strong male following in places such as Canada, France and the United States.
Aquabatix, although known primarily for its stunning aquatic performances, film and TV work as well as photographic and digital advertising campaigns, is at the forefront of promoting synchronised swimming as a sport in the UK. The company is proud to represent Great Britain competitors and Olympians, both in synchronised swimming and diving.
The new video series, to be released today, is just one more way in which the company strives to drive up participation in the sport, which was given a superb platform at the recent London 2012 games. Aquabatix and Daley believe that these videos will help to shine a bright light on the sport as well as to help dispel any myths.
In the first two episodes we see Daley experience a steep learning curve, but with Aquabatix on hand to maintain authenticity and 100% accuracy, the videos give viewers a taste of what the sport is all about, in an engaging and light-hearted format.
Daley, who clearly loved the new challenge, said, "Who knows after 2016, I might be doing synchronised swimming too!"
The first in the series entitled "Tips & Tricks" is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3K5Xp0vkqg&feature=youtu.be
Note to editors:
Aquabatix is the World's leading professional team of synchronised swimmers who perform this aesthetic form of entertainment for live events and digital projects globally.
Their incredible team of artists all boast an impressive career in the sport from former Olympians to Britain's Got Talent Finalists, thus enabling them to offer the highest quality and most unique range of performances available anywhere in the world.
Learn more here: http://www.aquabatix.com
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