378 Asynchronous swimming

Asynchronous Swimming

This sport first saw its popularity among less talented synchro teams in the 1950’s. It was discovered by accident at a Japanese swimming club, where they experimented with adding ferrets and badgers to their synchronized swimming programs. However, following a class action lawsuit by the united badger association, any such use of animals in watersports was banned worldwide. The style itself has lived on, where the main  goal is to do whatever you feel like doing in the pool, with no concern about other swimmers.

Two of the most famous asynchronous swimmers of all time were the brothers Kabir and Pranav Kabiraj from Anjar, India. Their team hold all of the asynchronous swimming competition titles ever awarded between 1955 and 1972. It has later been debated whether or not the brothers had a genetic skin disorder called aquaspasmosis, which causes uncontrollable spasms in contact with water.

Asynchronous swimming can still be seen in swimming pools all around the world to this day, by people who just don’t know that they are doing.