This 5th Grade Boys Synchronized Swimming Talent Show Skit Is Just Too Cute

By Kelly Larsen

When you’re in elementary school, there’s nothing quite as fun as the school talent show. Well, okay, except for field trips. The talent show is where everyone gets to show off their skills and wow the audience, and one group of fifth graders in Texas certainly succeeded at that. Their performance was so good that it’s gone viral!

These eight fifth-grade boys originally performed their skit for their classmates and teachers at W.A. Porter Elementary School in Hurst, Texas. They had no idea it would take off on YouTube and be viewed over 1.2 million times! The adorable performance shows the boys as “synchronized swimmers” who wear swim caps and goggles as they do their routine behind a blue mat (their “water”).

The boys perform to the classic song, “The Blue Danube,” and it complements their skit perfectly, adding even more comedy to their performance as they dive around on stage. The skit was choreographed by Nathalie Hembree, the mom of one of the boys. It took a lot of hard work, but it was worth it in the end. “There were a few practices I was ready to throw in the towel, but we persevered,” she said. We’re so glad they did!

The skit was inspired by a similar one that the mother of one of the performer’s found on YouTube. However, the boys made it their own, and it’s as impressive to watch as it is funny and sweet. The fifth graders weren’t expecting to find Internet fame, but they have. As their school principal, Greg Bicknell, said, “I think they were a little surprised by the reaction at the talent show but even more so afterwards. I think they’ve been really surprised by all the attention this has gathered.” We know we’re fans!

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