Eat your heart out, America. Austin is home to the nation's one and only feminist synchronized swimming team, and we're darn proud of it. The swimmers, who go by the name of the H2Hos, have three central concerns: 1) homemade swimwear and accessories; 2) fabulousness; and 3) creating a space for inclusive discourse about gender roles and modes of femininity, next to a pool. The Hos held a performance in June at Elks Lodge #201, where poolside gawkers were treated to a finely tuned routine set to a live band of androgynous white-robed Scandinavians. Equal parts Marlene Dietrich, The Little Mermaid, and Busby Berkeley, with as many costume changes as a Cher concert in Vegas -- these hos know how to put on a show.
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