DC Synchromasters by Max Cook
One of DC’s hottest scenes this summer has been the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool. Like spring break on steroids, you’ll find all of the cool kids drinking, smoking, drinking and splashing around in the warm summer sun. A DJ spins tunes, inflatable pool toys fly through the air, and six packs flex in hopes of a post pool hookup. This is where real people hang out. Real cool people. This is the real world, or at least the real DC.
Despite not having a six pack, when I heard that the Washington Project for the Arts was holding a synchronized swimming contest at the pool in addition to experimental video projections by Connor Contemporary Art, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. The contest, SynchroSwim, featured five teams competing in an unorthodox display of aquatic acrobatics. Prizes were awarded for best performance, best visual spectacle, and crowd favorite.