Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 17, 2013

Synchronized swimming on the Lima

The lovely members of the Ponte a Serraglio swimming team have been out practising their manoeuvres on the river below my window.

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Their little yellow feet and legs have to work hard to keep the routine going.

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In case you were wondering, the Italian for synchronized swimming is nuoto sincronizzato.


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  1. Lovely!

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  2. they are so funny, wonderful photographs you captured, Thank you dear Debra, love, nia

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  3. My friend’s daughter does nuoto sincronizzato and when I read the beginning of this post I was already wondering whether I’d be seeing a bunch of kids freezing in the river… !

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    • The water in the river is very cold…suitable only for ducks and fish.

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  4. Ducks love water,for a moment I thought yellow feet,then I saw the ducks,I knew who the yellow feet are,not humans but ducks.

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    • I love watching our ducks on the river.

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  5. Cute!

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    • They are cute. We have a lovely little family of ducks on the river. There is a lovely man who keeps an eye on them and feeds them through the winter.

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  6. There does not appear to be a post on this site

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  7. Very cute

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  8. Great pictures of the ducks with their tails up. There must have been something very tasty down on the bottom of the river.

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    • They were clearly focused on something good.

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  9. Oh that is so clever. I really do remember the ducks on the river just below your balcony. Guess they are the same families, anyway good synchronised
    swimming. Like an Esther Williams film.

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    • They really did look as though they were following a plan.

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  10. You quack me up Deb.

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  11. ditto Catherine – my first thought was it must be freezing at this time of the year….good one Debra

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  12. Ha ha x

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  13. LOL I wonder if this is how synchronised swimming started and where they got their inspiration from? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Awesome!! This must have been thrilling to watch. Next time get out your video camera so we could be right there with you. LOL.

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    • It was fun to watch, they don’t do it often.

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  15. So cute!

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    • Our ducks are very cute. They are mostly males now, the girls have flown off.

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  16. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Fascinating post, Debra. My mother did some synchronized swimming in college, if I remember correctly.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  18. Oops, how do they do that? I don’t think that’s what my mom did!

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    • Your mum would have needed feathers and webbed feet to follow their example.

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  19. I love it! They are a ‘quack’ team:)

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  20. That is, of course, me – Technology ‘quacks’ me up some times

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  21. I too love watching the ducks on the river .

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    • Everybody seems to love them at Ponte. They often have an audience.

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  22. LOL i was expecting humans…

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  23. Oh it’s such an odd sport isn’t it. I like it far better when the ducks are doing it.

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    • I’m sure it requires a lot of skill, but it is odd.

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  24. Loved the ducking and diving, Debra. Ducks are so entertaining, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜€

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