Nats racing presidents try Olympic-style synchronized diving, and it’s not pretty

Nationals racing presidents Olympic Synchronized Diving raceNationals racing presidents Olympic Synchronized DivingThe Nationals racing presidents continued their series-long tribute to the Rio summer Olympics on Friday night at Nationals Park, and if you didn’t think it Nats Olympic Synchronized Presidents Race Divingwas possible to take the silliness to another level, here’s your evidence to the contrary.

Wearing what could best be described as giant shower caps, the presidents paired off for a synchronized diving competition along the first base line, then stood on platforms and jumped two-at-a-time into kiddie pools about the size of their heads.

Washington and Jefferson attempted a “half twist and a tuck” according to Nats PA announcer Jerome Hruska, and received all eights from the judges in front of section 134.

Roosevelt and Taft then attempted a face-first dive with “a high degree of difficulty” into the pools, and received all nines.

In a questionable finish, Hoover and Lincoln attempted “a reverse dive with a full twist and tuck.” Hoover didn’t even complete the dive, but the judges gave them all tens.

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