1 August 17:23 (BST)

In numbers - synchronised swimming

GLASGOW - A snapshot of the synchronised swimming competition at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in facts and figures.

1.8 million
Litres of water brought in by tanker to fill the temporary pool built on the tennis courts at Scotstoun Sports Campus, which will be hosting its first international synchronised swimming competition.

1974
Year synchronised swimming first featured at a European championship, when Great Britain made a clean sweep of the medals, winning the solo, duet and team events.

165
Athletes have entered the synchronised swimming events at Glasgow 2018.

60
Seconds that synchronised swimmers regularly hold their breath for, with routines lasting between two and four minutes. A test of all Olympic sports in the run-up to London 2012 found that the aerobic capacity of synchronised swimmers ranked second only to long-distance runners.

27.5
Degrees Celsius, the temperature at which the pool water will be maintained, with an air temperature of 29.5C, to create the perfect environment for the athletes to perform at their peak.

22
Federations represented in synchronised swimming competition at Glasgow 2018.

9
Medal events to be contested.

7
European championship gold medals won by International Swimming Hall of Fame member Anastasia DAVYDOVA (RUS). Together with duet partner Anastasia ERMAKOVA (RUS), she achieved five perfect 10s from the judges at the 2002 European Championships in the final free programme, a feat they repeated at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

5
Men competing in just two events, the mixed duet technical and the mixed duet free.

5
Sets of twins competing - along with a set of triplets. Austria’s Anna-Maria and Erini-Marini ALEXANDRI will be featuring in the technical and free duets, while Vasiliki Pagon ALEXANDRI will be acting as their reserve swimmer and performing in the solos.

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