Beauty, Athleticism and Danger in the Pool

Beauty, Athleticism and Danger in the Pool

When the artistic swimming team competition begins Friday at the Tokyo Games, the swimmers’ goal will be to make their movements appear effortless. But while viewers will see smiling performers, sparkly suits and gelatin-slicked hair, a risk lurks beneath the surface:...
Complaints of Emotional Abuse Roil Synchronized Swimming

Complaints of Emotional Abuse Roil Synchronized Swimming

A few years after competing in synchronized swimming at the 2012 London Olympics, Szofi Kiss of Hungary began working with a coach from Russia, whom she would identify only by her first name as Natalia. The coach, Kiss said, separated some members of her training...