The Essence Of Swimming In Music

The Essence Of Swimming In Music

FINA selected a new anthem to celebrate its mission, called the Magic of Waves. The anthem was composed by Dong Jianjian with the lyrics by Gan Shijia Yvette Ling).

It evokes water, the common element of FINA’s five disciplines: pool swimming, open water swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming. But the anthem specifically seems to call to mind the sport of open water swimming. The lyrics are as follows and the song can be heard here:

Take a breath, we flow with surge of waves
With our arms, gliding through the first beat of our lives
Just like the sea, embracing the sky
Together we create touching moments that will never end

Panting of the waves, connecting the world
Joining heart to heart, this moment will meet together we will meet
Panting of the waves, nature hand in hand
Let the world, share that moment of glory
Share that glory of waves

Panting of the waves, connecting the world
Joining heart to heart, this moment will meet together we will meet
Panting of the waves, nature hand in hand
Let the world, share that moment of glory
Share that glory of waves


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