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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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.

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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