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29 Reasons Why Synchronized Swimming Faces Are The Most Awkward, Best Faces Of The Olympics

The real highlight of the Olympics.

If you know me, you know I love a good diving face.

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A pingpong one is great too.

A pingpong ball is extremely close to an athlete's grimacing face
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And these balance beam shots are becoming a new fave.

A gymnast midair and facing the balance beam with legs at a 90-degree angle
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But the most underrated and strangest faces from the Olympics are definitely in synchronized swimming.

A synchronized swimmer being lifted out of the water during a routine with her mouth wide open and very red lips
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1. Yes, synchronized swimming.

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2. It's...somewhat creepy*.

Two swimmers perfectly synchronized, with huge smiles on their faces and eyes wide open
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*And I say that as someone incredibly impressed by them!

3. Hi.

A close-up of their exaggerated smiles and dramatic eye makeup and lipstick
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4. Even before they enter the pool, they're doing these robot/seal dance moves.

Two swimmers standing with their backs touching, arms raised the same way but seemingly haphazardly, and their mouths open
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5. Like, what/who are they looking for?

Two swimmers crouch away from each other
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6. They're literally dressed like spiders doing spiderlike moves.

Two swimmers with arms and legs bent, one arm resting on their own knee and the other resting on the other's shoulder
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7. Then things get real serious, real quick.

A swimmer doing a backflip out of the water
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8. Tongues out.

Two simmers with their heads emerging from the water, arms raised, and tongues sticking out
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9. The pure underwater emotion.

Two swimmers seen underwater, with one with a very intense facial expression
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10. The anger!

Close-up of the intense face, with teeth clenched
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11. The views from above.

View of a swimmer descending into the water with legs slightly apart, arms raised, eyes closed, and appearing to hold their breath with great intensity
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12. What is even going on here?!

Two swimmers holding their arms at an awkward angle
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13. Sidenote: love this cap.

Close-up of one swimmer's facial expression, eyes looking up and mouth wide open
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14. Falling dramatically backward.

A swimmer leaning back, arms raised, mouth wide open
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15. Timber!!

Two swimmers swimming at an angle and half out the water, with mouths wide open
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16. Stacked on top of each other.

Two ferocious-looking swimmers, one in the water at chest height and the other behind and above her, seeming to rest her chin on the other swimmer's head
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17. Hi, again.

Two swimmers out of the water at hip height, same arms raised, with their mouths and eyes wide open
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18. This picture just seems a bit off to me — I think it's the curvature of the water or whatever.

Two swimmers floating on their backs with one leg fully extended in the air
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19. Dun dun dun.

Close-up of one swimmer, her face barely out of the water, but smiling and eyes wide open
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20. Things underwater look even more complicated.

Two swimmers stacked on each other and upside down while underwater
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21. It's as if she's being raised from the dead.

A swimmer pushing her teammate out of the water
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22. I'm slightly disturbed, but you do you!

A swimmer underwater appearing to hold up another one, who's upside down, at the shoulders
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23. The pure, unfiltered emotion. As if she's summoning a demon.

A swimmer standing in the water with a ferocious look on her face amid the splashes
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24. Another sidenote: cool suit.

The swimmer's suit has a girl's face with butterfly-like wings behind it
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25. Basically, I'm just stupid and can barely tread water for two minutes.

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26. Also, my eyes burn after two seconds open underwater.

Two swimmers emerge from the water with their eyes open
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27. And I could never, ever launch myself like this.

A swimmer doing a backflip with arms raised
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28. I'll leave you with the reflection from this picture.

Two swimmers with their arms out appear twice, facing up and down
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29. RUN.

Close-up of one of the swimmers; their mouth appears wide open and very red
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