Underwater pole dancing is a relatively new aquatics discipline which is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world, attracting more and more followers who have found a new passion in the unusual swimming hobby.

A mixture of artistic swimming and pole dancing, it requires much physical strength and a unique breath-holding technique necessary to pull off difficult poses.

The discipline is similar to traditional pole dancing with acrobatics and dancing elements being performed on a vertical pole. However, the liquid surface allows “swimming dancers” to float under the water holding their poses for quite a long time, which would be impossible on land.

It remains unknown whether underwater pole dancing has any chance of becoming an officially-recognized sport as it must meet several obligatory requirements, including creating a governing body which will be responsible for promoting the sport on the international stage.

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