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Training with America's 'synchro' hopefuls

Published 0041 GMT (0841 HKT) July 15, 2016
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Synchronized swimmers Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva, who will represent the United States in next month's Olympics, train in the pool along with their alternate, Alison Williams. Aude Guerrucci
This will be the second Olympics for Koroleva, who also competed in 2012. It will be the first Olympics for Alvarez. Aude Guerrucci
Koroleva takes a ballet class with her teammates in June. They train eight to nine hours a day for six days a week. Aude Guerrucci
The team does strengthening exercises in the weight room. Aude Guerrucci
Koroleva lifts weights. She also just got her master's degree and is working several hours a week at a retail sport company, photographer Aude Guerrucci said. Aude Guerrucci
Koroleva, right, does exercises with U.S. team member Phoebe Coffin. Aude Guerrucci
Alvarez lies down for some physical therapy. Aude Guerrucci
Guerrucci also spent time photographing the U.S. junior team as it prepared for this month's World Championships. Aude Guerrucci
A member of the U.S. junior team practices in the pool. Aude Guerrucci
The junior team listens to comments from their coach, Jenny Ekhilevsky. Aude Guerrucci
Because Guerrucci knows the sport, shooting it was easy for her. "I know how they move," she said. "I know what to expect." She even got in the water to show what happens beneath the surface. Aude Guerrucci