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Unformatted text preview: Team goal or task-Level of difficulty Win the Olympics! Level of difficulty: difficult o Length of routine: technical 2 minutes 50 seconds +/- 15 seconds, free 4 minutes +/-15 seconds o Not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool o 8 teams of 9 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics o One team from each of the 5 continents and 3 teams that from the Olympic qualifying tournament o Physical exertion: body strength, grace and beauty, agility, split second timing, musical interpretation, stamina, dramatic flare (usasynchro.org), endurance, breath control Org influences Reward Systems: o National Competitions (US Championships) o World Competitions (FINA Championships) o Olympics Communication Systems: o Magazine (Synchro Swimming USA Magazine) o Website ( http://www.usasynchro.org ) o Internal Communication Systems (Coach-Swimmer) Organizational culture: o Follow coachs guidance o Pursuit of perfection o Reliance on other teams members o Synchronicity (things made right, at the same time) Organizational structure: o Commitees and Regulation Boards - Coaches Athletes Resources: o Sponsorships T rust: o Athletes need to trust each other and their coach o Athletes need to trust the judges Physical space: o pool length is 50 meters, 1.35 meters deep http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/synchronisedswimming/n2144 17771.shtml I ndividual characteristics. Who-highlight members (6) Leah Pinette (most experience) o Personality: hardworking through her knee problems, swell up to twice its size and force her out of the pool...
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