The Australian swimming team performed some bizarre warm-up movements before a tough workout started this week.
The dolphins take part in the training camp at Niigata Prefectural Nagaoka Indoor Swimming Pool in Nagaoka, Japan, in preparation for the upcoming FINA World Championships.
Some of Australia's biggest swimming stars were present and showed their strange movements before they entered the water.
Clyde Lewis (photo) performed a series of handstands during the training camp in Nagaoka this week
Commonwealth gold medalist, Clyde Lewis, 21, stood out quite literally when he performed a series of handstands in his warming of the day.
Other swimmers participated in the unique stretching with Cate Campbell, half of the Olympic medal winning Campbell sisters, who stretched in different yoga movements.
Lewis, 21, is an Olympic gold medalist hoping to earn even more medals at the upcoming World Championships
Campbell, 27, seemed to be in a position comparable to a downward movement of dogs that is often used in yoga classes.
The current world record holder was also seen with rubber exercise bands around her forearms and legs, to help her get an extra benefit in the pool.
Cate Campbell (photo) seemed to train for a day through a series of yoga postures
Campbell stepped into the swing of things that stretched her upper arms and back before she stepped into the water
Campbell, a holder of several world records, used the help of a few practice bands to swim a day
Cate Campbell and her sister Bronte are some of the most successful swimmers in Australia who have won a large number of different medals between each other
Bradley Woodward (photo) relied on a flag pole to help him stretch his upper back for a day in the pool
Another Commonwealth medalist, Bradley Woodward, 21, entered the fun with the help of a flagpole to stretch his arms and back.
Other stars such as Alex Graham, the Australian freestyler, relied on a foam roller to help him prepare for a day of laps.
Graham, 22, who represented the country during the 2013 World Championships, released some tension as he rolled out his upper back and shoulders.
Alex Graham (photo) was shown with a foam roller to help his muscles cope with a day of hard training
Emma McKeon, one of Australia's most successful swimmers, has won four medals, including one gold at the 2016 Olympic Games, and has also participated in the training camp.
McKeon, 25, was shown on a snorkel while training, which may seem strange to non-swimmers, but is often used to help athletes relax in the water and focus on stroke technique.
Emma McKeon (photo) used a snorkel while she swam to help her relax and focus on the stroke technique
The Dolphins received a warm welcome from the local people of Nagaoka when they arrived on Tuesday.
Bronte Campbell, Cate & # 39; s younger sister and Olympic gold winner, said in a press conference that she was impressed by the facilities and welcome that the city offered.
& # 39; This is my first time in Nagaoka, we were very excited on arrival yesterday and I feel very welcome in the city, & # 39; she said as reported by Swimming in Australia.
& # 39; I love it here – the people have been so nice and the facilities here are fantastic and I feel at home right away. & # 39;
The dolphins receive a warm welcome from the Nagaoka locals (photo)
Some of the coaches even lead a training session for students at Nagaoka City Urase Elementary School (photo)
The dolphins are returning to Nagaoka next year in anticipation of the Olympic Games in Tokyo
The team's coaches even spent a day training sessions for a number of Nagaoka City Urase Elementary School students, who were more than eager to learn from the best.
The training camp was the second visit for the dolphins who will return again next year for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Dolphins train the rest of the week in the Nagaoka pool and travel to Gwangju next Tuesday before racing starts at the World Championships on July 21.
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