Great Britain synchronised swimming manager Karen Thorpe says the national programme is gaining respect internationally.
The BBC is showing the England national Synchronised Swimming Championships live
Two British synchronised swimmers have been challenged to twirl and kick in a pool full of plastic to highlight the world's pollution problems.
Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports receive investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support their ambitions for Tokyo 2020.
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