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Press release

Tuesday 2 November 2021

What COP26 Leaders can Learn from Synchronised Swimmers
As world leaders come together for COP26 to shape the world’s future, they need to find a way to move forward as one. A group of amateur swimmers in Cornwall believe those at COP26 could learn some useful lessons from the world of synchro…

Why synchro? Well, synchronised swimmers show creativity, perseverance and intense focus; demonstrate a willingness to try new things in pursuit of a successful outcome; put group needs above the individual; commit passionately to a shared objective, and use all of their resources to deliver.

With time fast running out for the planet, COP26 is a chance for our leaders to do the same.

With Russia and China, (the gold and silver ‘artistic swimming team’ medallists of the Tokyo Olympics), failing to join the talks in Glasgow, the Out of Sink swimming team are stepping into the breach. They’re a group of women in their 40s to 60s from Penzance who have had just 6 weeks to learn how to become amateur synchronised swimmers.

They’ve been practicing in all weathers, and are putting on their first ever performance during COP26. As swimmer Mary Woodvine says “COP26 is a chance for the world’s leaders to align their ambitions and find a way to swim in sync.

We hope they take the risk and try this – as we have – for all our futures.”

This project is one of 12 Shout LOUDER projects.

Part of the G7 Kernow Cultural Legacy Programme.

More info: feast cornwall