I sacrificed some brain cells watching Olympic synchronized diving last night and came abruptly out of my stupor after hearing the following.
For the happily uninitiated, synchronized diving involves two people leaping off a platform at the same time, mirroring each other’s actions during the entire dive. They are then judged on how well they synchronized. Remember that: Two people. Synchronized.
Anyway, the announcer mentioned that American diver Haley Ishimatsu moved from California to Indianapolis so that she could train with her diving partner Mary Beth Dunnachay. To which Cynthia Potter, NBC’s synchronized diving analyst, replied:
“It’s so important in synchronized diving to be in the same place training.”