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Does your media outlet have a hands-on sports reporter who does not mind getting his or her feet wet? Perhaps he or she is an aggressive sports veteran who will go to great lengths for the inside scoop on a local sporting event.
Or, maybe you've got a macho man who likes to show off during office softball games and cannot turn down a chance to put his athletic talents to the test.
Then consider this a bare-bones, knockdown, drag-out challenge! The buoyant media member will receive a great experience and an even greater story. The unsuccessful reporter will receive a visit to the bottom of the pool!
The Arizona Desert Dolphins Synchronized Swim Team, in conjunction with the 2010 Synch into Spring Watershow, issues a formal challenge to any and all media outlets to try synchronized swimming (under the close supervision of lifeguards, of course). Swimming alongside participants will be several local top-rated athletes.
Even the most confident reporter who scoffs at any athletic event that does not involve helmets or physical contact will become a new person after swallowing a few gallons of water. Just ask Matt Lauer and Al Roker or Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton, Kerri Strug or Summer Sanders, who all accepted the challenge.
Even syndicated columnist Dave Barry tried "Synch or Sink" and was a born-again aquanaut. The experience prompted Barry to exclaim in the Miami Herald, "This is the hardest sport in the world!"
The media challenge will take place at the Brimhall Aquatic Facility in Mesa. Challenges may be arranged at any time by RSVP/contacting Becky Thompson at (480) 313-4350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wear your swimsuit and water wings. We’ll provide a nose clip, cap, goggles, and — CPR.
Come see why Inside Sports named Synchronized Swimming one of the world’s five TOUGHEST sports!
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