Feeling buoyant Olivia Federici (right) and Katie Clark, the British synchronised swimmers heading to the Rio Olympics, are caught in action by Simon Wright, an award winning photographer, for a series of pictures promoting Team GB’s water sports squad.

Feeling buoyant Olivia Federici (right) and Katie Clark, the British synchronised swimmers heading to the Rio Olympics, are caught in action by Simon Wright, an award winning photographer, for a series of pictures promoting Team GB’s water sports squad.

Synchronised swimming is one of the most challenging Olympic sports, and it is claimed that it takes more hours of training to reach competition standard than any other sport at the games. Mike Bushell dipped his toes in the water to find out more. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37068904

Synchronised swimming is one of the most challenging Olympic sports, and it is claimed that it takes more hours of training to reach competition standard than any other sport at the games. Mike Bushell dipped his toes in the water to find out more. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37068904

Shocked: The Duchess of Cambridge looks amazed by a comment made by and official team GB ambassador Robin Cousins while watching the synchronised swimmers today

Shocked: The Duchess of Cambridge looks amazed by a comment made by and official team GB ambassador Robin Cousins while watching the synchronised swimmers today

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Impressed: The Duchess punched her fists in the air and clapped as she watched the swimmers

Impressed: The Duchess punched her fists in the air and clapped as she watched the swimmers

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The GB Synchronised Swim Team show off their Olympic-standard kit Photo: 2012 Getty Images

The GB Synchronised Swim Team show off their Olympic-standard kit Photo: 2012 Getty Images

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Britain's Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow won Olympic bronze in the men's synchronised 10m platform at Rio 2016. The pair, who began training together last October, clinched only GB's eighth Olympic diving medal after pipping Germany to third place in a tense finish.

Britain's Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow won Olympic bronze in the men's synchronised 10m platform at Rio 2016. The pair, who began training together last October, clinched only GB's eighth Olympic diving medal after pipping Germany to third place in a tense finish.

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Jack Laugher: 'I will remember winning Olympic silver for rest of my life'

Jack Laugher: 'I will remember winning Olympic silver for rest of my life'

On other sporting matters, the Great Britain synchronised swimming team pose for a photo after the announcement of the synchronised swimming athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games  by Clive Rose

On other sporting matters, the Great Britain synchronised swimming team pose for a photo after the announcement of the synchronised swimming athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games by Clive Rose

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