My choosen sport was Synchronised Swimming, it was the first Olympic sport I ever saw on the TV when I was a kid and I've loved watching it ever since, so there was no way I was going to miss out on seeing it live. I went to London on 10th August and after some sight seeing at the Park it was time to go and find my seat in the Aquatics Centre.
|Olympic Rings by the entrance to the Aquatics Centre.|
|The Aquatics Cenre, I love the graphics they used on the outside of the building.|
The Aquatics Centre is huge, it was interesting to see the parts of the building that aren't on the TV, the building is concrete and steel, and very utilitarian, I quite liked it as I have a passion for interesting architecture. To get into the viewing area I had to climb alot of stairs, and then inside the viewing area to get to my seat I had to climb even steeper stairs until I was right at the top as that's where my seat was. Even though I was up high I could still still everything that was going on so it was well designed.As I was early I got to see the teams practicing in the pool so I got an extra treat, it was funny to see them all in the pool together and I did wonder how they managed to avoid each other. I took this time to take some photos nearer to the pool, some of my photos are below.
|The Synchronised Swimming teams practicing together in the pool, giving the early birds a free show.|
|Teams practicing their moves before the main event.|
|You can see the coaches in the water with the teams, checking they've got everything perfect.|
|I wonder if they've ever bumped into each other when practicing?|
|My seat was right at the top, I was just a dot in the crowd.|
|Near the end of practice and I'm back in my seat. You can see the diving boards on the right of the main pool.|
|The Spanish team in their start pose, all the teams started with different poses and then dived in.|