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Bringing Synchro Back

Bringing Synchro Back

Thought you knew synchronised swimming? Think again. Sony Australia is giving you a glimpse of members of Australia's national synchronised swimming team as you've never seen them before. Gone is the bright makeup, sequined costumes and regulation pool traditionally associated with the sport, replaced instead with smoky eyes, sexy designer swimsuits and waterproof Sony Walkmans.


Bianca Hammett, who represented Australia at London 2012 and was ranked first at the recent national team trials, and Australian National squad member Deborah Tsai are travelling to Quebec City next week to compete for Australia at the Synchronised Swimming World Cup. This competition is one of the milestone qualifiers on the road to Rio in 2016. They are joined in the video by Sydney-based synchro swimmers Emma Hutton and Liching Yew.


'Synchronised swimmers are often associated with loud costumes and makeup, so it was nice to portray a different look and have fun with some contemporary dance moves," said Bianca Hammett. 'Sony's waterproof Walkman is great for training since we can listen to music and practice anywhere - you don't need to be in a special pool with underwater speakers, and there are no wires to get tangled in."


The Walkman W series is a waterproof 4GB high performance sports mp3 player that comes in four stylish colours - black, blue, pink, white. Its lightweight and comfortable design provides a secured fit for intense workouts.


'The Walkman W series was created for people who love listening to music while staying fit, whether they're working out on land or in the pool," said Abel Makhraz, Head of Video & Sound at Sony Australia and New Zealand. 'Giving Australian synchronised swimmers a music track to play with and seeing what inspired them seemed like a perfect way to support the sport and demonstrate what the Walkman can really do."


For more information on the Waterproof Walkman, visit
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