Swimming as a sport has gone through many changes and has evolved as one of the most graceful and spectacular sport.
Swimmers leave the audience in awe as they perform somersaults, pikes, twists and turns at the ongoing FINA World Championships in South Korea. Rediff.com gives you a peek into some breathtaking views from the Yeomju Gymnasium, in Gwangju.
IMAGE: Team Japan in action in the Women's Team Free Combination Preliminary event. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
IMAGE: Team Italy competes in the Women's Team Highlight Final. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
IMAGE: Russia's Mayya Gurbanberdieva and Aleksandr Maltsev perform in the Mixed Duet Technical Final.Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
IMAGE: Britain's Jack Laugher of Britain competes in the Men's 3m Springboard Final. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters
IMAGE: Sweden's Sarah Sjoestroem during the 100m Butterfly event. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters
IMAGE: Gold medallist Margaret MacNeil of Canada, silver medallist Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden and bronze medallist Emma McKeon of Australia pose on the podium after the Women's 100m Butterfly event. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
IMAGE: USA's Bill May competes during the Mixed Duet Technical Preliminary Round. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters