In synchronized diving, two divers of the same gender perform the same dives from different boards on the same height level, at the same time. Four events are contested in national and international synchronized competition - men's and women's synchronized springboard and men's and women's synchronized platform.
The goal is to have the two divers and their dives mirror each other. The pair of divers are judged on both the synchronization of the two dives, and on the execution of each of the individual dives. Synchronized diving first became a medal sport in the Olympics in 2000 and was featured as a demonstration sport in Atlanta in 1996.