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Artistic Swimming at the Olympics

Synchronized swimming, now known as Artistic swimming, became popular in the 1930s when it was featured in the Ester Williams films of the era. After a couple of Olympic demonstrations, the sport was officially introduced to the Olympic Games for the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Up until 2024, only women competed in the Synchronized Swimming events at the Olympic Games. A maximum of two men are now eligible to compete in the team event, which features eight athletes on each team.

The current Olympic program has competition in duet and team events, but in past games, a solo event was also contested. The women's solo event was held from 1984 to 1992, where it was replaced on the competition program by the team event from 1996 onwards.


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