The pool might be shallow, but their show has a lot of depth!
At Japanese high schools around the country, there are a ton of different clubs that are offered, which gives students a plethora of options when choosing one to join. You’ve got your standard athletic clubs like baseball, soccer and volleyball, and you’ve got your non-athletic clubs as well, such as science, art and English.
The “Water Boys” swimming/synchronized swimming club at Kyoto’s Yamashiro high school most likely falls into the athletic column, but that doesn’t mean come culture festival time they aren’t ready to put on an epic show. The club practices hard all year to ensure that when their fans show up – and they do indeed show up! – they will be in for a special treat.
▼ Their performances are even broadcast on TV as this tweet shows.
【お知らせ】 9月16日(金)読売テレビ かんさい情報ネットten 16時47分～19時00分の間の約10分の間 山城ウォーターボーイズの特集が放映されます！ ※都合により変更になる可能性があります 晩ごはん前に見ましょう！！ https://t.co/2MSvmrGoRs—
山城Waterboys (@jaban777) September 15, 2016
Their performances are energetic and entertaining, but none are perhaps as hilarious as this golden gem from 2014. Even though we are happy to let it go, these Water Boys couldn’t resist choreographing their own version of Elsa’s “Let It Go” from Frozen.
You might be sick of the song, but trust us, this performance makes listening to that ear worm totally worth it.
▼ It may be hard to pick out at the beginning, but at 0:55 “Elsa”
comes out and directs her magic dancing “icicles” in the pool.
▼ Build your winter palace, Elsa!
▼ The Water Boys do their own impression of walking
on water at the end, which leads to the epic finale.
▼ But training for such shows can be difficult, as this first year
student on the left shows while learning to jump gracefully.
山城Waterboys (@jaban777) July 17, 2014
That’s just a drop in the pool of the Water Boys’ performances, and if you want to see more check out their YouTube channel. Watching them is the perfect way to “work” through an afternoon and to see just what high school boys are up to nowadays.