As the Olympic synchronised swimmers prepare to compete in Rio, FEMAIL looks at their pre-competition regime - from combing gelatin through their hair to lathering on waterproof make up.

How synchronised swimmers keep their make up waterproof in the pool

As the Olympic synchronised swimmers prepare to compete in Rio, FEMAIL looks at their pre-competition regime - from combing gelatin through their hair to lathering on waterproof make up.

You’ll Never Guess Why Olympic Swimmers Put Gelatin in Their Hair

You’ll Never Guess Why Olympic Swimmers Put Gelatin in Their Hair

The Australian synchronised swimming team practise their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games and renovated for the 2016 Olympics

Incredible photos of Olympic swimmers at the peak of their fitness

The Australian synchronised swimming team practise their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, which was built for the 2007 Pan American Games and renovated for the 2016 Olympics

Australian synchronised swimmers wave their feat in the air as they practice their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre. The discipline has been part of the Olympics since Los Angeles in 1984

Incredible photos of Olympic swimmers at the peak of their fitness

Australian synchronised swimmers wave their feat in the air as they practice their routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre. The discipline has been part of the Olympics since Los Angeles in 1984

Swimmers in repeat and a tent for them to change!

Swimmers in repeat and a tent for them to change!

Olympics 2012 in infographics - Synchronized swimming via @Matt Valk Chuah Guardian

Olympics 2012 in infographics: water sports

Olympics 2012 in infographics - Synchronized swimming via @Matt Valk Chuah Guardian

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