It’s hard to imagine a situation more surreal than swimming with a sea of sparkling waters that has been poured onto a water surface, and it is.
But that is what happened on Friday, when a group of Canadian athletes took part in a synchronized swimming competition in the Great Lakes.
The event was being held at the Lake Superior Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota, and according to organizers, they were not expecting a crowd of nearly 100 people to be there.
Instead, the pool was filled to capacity with about 100 participants.
Some of them wore masks, some of them had to wear masks, and some of the water was too warm.
It was a strange experience, but the water, as well as the ice, is perfectly fine.
And the athletes did not look like they were in a hurry to get going, which meant the water appeared to freeze, leaving the pool to sink as they swam.
As it turns out, this is how the Great Lake waters work: Water freezes and solidifies over time, and when the ice freezes, it becomes hard and brittle, allowing for the formation of large amounts of ice.
In the case of ice sparkling, the ice was actually melted by the heat of the sun.
The pool’s organizers decided to allow people to swim in the water at their discretion, which is what allowed them to get a feel for the water and make sure it was safe for the athletes.
It was, they said, “perfectly safe,” which is why the event went smoothly.
The water that the athletes swam in is also perfectly fine, and they have no idea how the lake water got there.
But as the sun set, the sun was still pouring on the pool, making it difficult for the swimmers to see what was going on.
The pool remained full until 4:30am, when the water had to be pumped out.
Some of the swimmers had to use the pool’s water-skiing area as a makeshift shelter, because it was very cold, according to WCPO.
The lake water in the pool remains frozen, and the temperature is just below freezing.