For many people, the mere thought of treading water in the middle of a pool for minutes at a time is daunting beyond belief, never mind pairing it with sophisticated choreography. Yet this feat is all in a day's work for the Spanish synchronized swimming team, whose performance during the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, held in Rome, was so outstanding that it won them the competition's gold medal for the Free Routine Combination.
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As if the swimming team's movements – the pinnacle of precision and grace – weren't impressive enough, it was their song choice that truly took this synchronized act to soaring new heights (or rather, awe-inspiring depths). The women swam to the stylings of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," adding a bit of pumping pop culture relevance to their performance, a notable and captivating departure from the instrumental music that typically dominates the sport.

Between the Spanish synchronized swimming team's flawless timing and ethereal song choice, it's no wonder they were deemed champions of the event. To make the moment all the more special, Reuters reports that this gold medal marked their first international win. Watch them perform below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.