<p>The United States synchronized swimming team practices a circular formation in Indianapolis, Indiana.</p>

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The United States synchronized swimming team practices a circular formation in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photograph by David Bowman, Nat Geo Image Collection

Dive in! 14 Photos of Summer’s Best Water Sports

The water’s fine for swimming, so plunge into our favorite photos of windsurfing, boating, and more from National Geographic’s archive.

Nothing says summer like sunny days spent floating on a raft in the pool or water-skiing across a lake.

Though Labor Day marks the end of the season for many aquatic activities, some water sports—like synchronized swimming—are practiced year-round. Here’s a look at ways to enjoy the water.

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