The Canadian synchronized swimming team is in hiding, and the coaching staff and the country's nine best water ballet athletes like it that way, according to Canada.com.
With almost two weeks before synchro swimming starts at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the medal-contending national team has added an element of mystery to its preparation by flying to a secret location for a six-week camp in Europe for private training.
This isn't something new for the Canadian synchro team, but it has has worked wonders for them during international competitions in the past two years.
CTV Ottawa sportscaster Carolyn Waldo, a two-time synchro gold medallist at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics and a silver medallist at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, posted on her Twitter account on June 16 the Canadian team was training in Spain. That's an interesting choice, since the Canadian swimmers will be practising in the backyard of one of the top synchro countries in the world.
Spain, the two-time defending FINA world trophy champion, placed third at the 2011 FINA world aquatic championship in both the free team and technical team finals, while Canada was third in the free routine combination. Russia and China ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, at the world championships.