Winnipeg dads perform for daughters, families as synchronized swimming team

Synchronized swimming has often been stereotyped as a sport for women.But now, a group of Winnipeg dads have hit the pool and formed their own team, all in the name of gaining a deeper understanding of — and expressing appreciation for — the sport their daughters love.“A few of the dads were talking one night and joking about getting a mens’ team together and they realized, maybe we can capitalize on this and make some sort of fundraiser,” said Scott Hjartarson.READ MORE: Half of Americans admit to using a swimming pool as a bath. Here’s why you shouldn’tThe 10 men are showing their support for Aquatica Synchro Swim Club, a team with which they all have a very close relationship.Nine of the men have daughters on the team, for example, while Hjartarson is married to the coach“At the beginning I think it was kind of a fun idea,” he said. “But the whole idea at the end of the day was that it’s for the kids.”WATCH: (Nov. 2, 2018) Kirby Cote reacts to Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction