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REACH Mentoring Program

By Jody Acers
Pine Knot News 

Looking Back: Evolution of an Aquaduck

Forty years ago, synchronized swimming combined athletics, drama and occasional political commentary


April 19, 2019

White Pine Cloquet High School yearbook images contributed by Jody Acers

A young girl sits in the dark silence, the only light the aura of the aqua green water a few feet away from her. It's humid; and in a moment a deep, loud voice booms: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, WELCOME TO THE CABARET!" The spotlight pierces the darkness and all focus is now on the line of young women on the pool deck, dressed in black swimsuits and black tights.

They tip their top hats in salute to the audience, the lights creating a silhouette on the decorated wall behind them. The piano music starts, and the spotlight shines on them, one after another, as they dive into the jade-gree...

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