WPA SynchroSwim at the Capitol Skyline Hotel

Fluid Movement by Max Cook

One of my favorite organizations, the Washington Project for the Arts, continues to stoke the fire under the DC creative community.  Between hosting stimulating exhibits at their headquarters, curating performance art shows, and organizing art parades, they’re adding some hot sauce to our otherwise bland burritos.  On Sunday evening, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection and Conner Contemporary Art, the WPA scorched our taste buds with the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition known as SynchroSwim, a spectacle not to be missed.  Teams performed choreographed routines in the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool and were awarded prizes in three categories: best performance, best visual spectacle, and crowd favorite.

This year’s contestants consisted of some snake charmers from Baltimore, four Van Halen loving, popsicle throwing hotties, an aquatic percussion band sporting road flares, and an oil slick.  Yes, you truly had to be there, and I insist that you go (and participate!) next summer.  Needless to say it was the highlight of my weekend.  More photos after the jump!

Contestants Prepare for Battle:


The judges weigh in:

The crowd goes wild!

The votes are tallied:

Contestants rejoice…

..and toast to their success!

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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  3. Awesome pictures, slideshows are ok but I also liked cruising down the page and seeing everything. Really dug the snakehead women.