EYES WIDE OPEN, SWIMMERS DAZZLE WITHOUT GOGGLES
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“The artistic side is how we portray the emotion of the music, and the eyes are a very powerful connection,” explains Great Britain’s Olivia Federici, who has been competing in the duets with partner Katie Clark. “We really want to be looking right at the judges to grab them,” she adds.
Synchronised swimmers gradually shed their goggles as competitions approach, hoping their muscle memory and gradual tolerance to chlorine compensate for blurry vision.
Of course that can be tricky for those swimmers who have less-than-perfect vision. But Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau, 19, who is nearsighted, has a trick to put her contact lenses on before competition.