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This Senior-Citizen Synchronized Swim Team Will Make Your Day

The Harlem Honeys and Bears are a synchronized swim team for seniors 55 years and older. In this short film, Veena Rao captures the “freedom” that comes from being in the water, a freedom that allows these performers to “do all kinds of things that [they] cannot do on land” and stay, as one member says, “92 years young.”

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