Everyone Into The Pool!

>The DC area artist organization Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is again hosting its synchronized swimming performance call for artists. Artists teams need to be registered for this fun event.

WPA Synchroswim

Sunday, August 8, 2010 6-7pm @ the Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I (eye) Street, SW, Washington, DC
Deadline for team submissions: Monday, July 19, 2010 (received)

Washington Projects for the Arts, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection + Conner Contemporary Art, presents the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition featuring Washington area artists.

Artists are requested to submit an application to perform a 2-4 minute synchronized performance accompanied by music to take place in the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool. Teams can consist of 2-10 members. A panel of experts will judge performances with prizes awarded in three categories: best performance, best visual spectacle, and crowd favorite. You do not need to be WPA member to apply.

Typically, synchronized swimming demands advanced water skills and requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry, and precise timing, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down underwater. However, at the WPA SynchroSwim, creativity and effort are the criteria for evaluation. Performers must be able to swim or wear an appropriate safety flotation device. Performances do not have to actually include traditional swimming, but they must take place in the pool. Creative attire is highly recommended.

Click HERE for the submission form pdf.