Almost every evening at the Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre, Team Malaysia synchronised swimmers – aged 14 to 22 – go through rigorous training comparable with that of military drills. As the athletes jump into the water, they would spin, flip and kick their legs to the beat of the music piped through underwater speakers. National Coach Long Yan remind them to keep an eye on each other. They make rapid, robot-like movements; one moment their bodies are upside down and their extended leg spiralling as they disappear underwater; the next, they strike exact angles with their arms and heads. These girls move explosively, propelling themselves up and out of the water using only their muscular power. Synchronised swimmers have to open their eyes wide — even when underwater. Goggles are forbidden but nose clips are acceptable. The nose clips help swimmers hold their breath. Their lung capacity are constantly pushed to the limits. As much as two-thirds of their lung-busting three minute routine is done underwater. Synchronised swimmers are known to practice more than most other athletes. They spend six days per week honing their craft. It is usually six hours per day; four in the pool and two hours on land drills.Throughout the SEA Games 2015, Team Malaysia synchronised swimmers performed well and hauled back their medals.