One of the things I like best about Baltimore is its lively and sometimes quirky art scene. Every summer, a band of friends gets together to present a swimming extravaganza at two local public swimming pools. This is a combination of synchronized swimming and performance art and it's called Fluid Movement.
The group usually starts with a well-known theme and then riffs on it until they get a quasi-political and always funny show. This year's presentation, Mother Goosed, is a take off on the American race for President with Humpty Dumpty representing the current head of state. Last year, the troupe did a spoof on War and Peace, about the local dog park, called War & Fleas.
One of our friends is participating this year and so we spent a threatening Sunday afternoon being spashed, laughing hysterically and appreciating the Olympic synchronized swimmers who do this as a sport. It didn't matter what size or shape you are, the only requirement is enthusiasm (and the ability to swim).It's playing again next weekend at Patterson Park Pool in Baltimore. Don't miss it.