Scary faces of synchronized swimmers

While we have no doubt that it takes a great deal of athletic ability to perform their synchronized maneuvers, the combination of gelatin, nose clips, excessive makeup and rigid moves can sometimes give these Olympic swimmers a distractingly creepy, 'killer dolls from the black lagoon' appearance.

Olympics Day 10 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Gagnon Boudreau and Elise Marcotte of Canada compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 9 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Sona Bernadova and Alzbeta Dufkova of the Czech Republic compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 10 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Evangelia Platanioti and Desponia Solomou of Greece compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 10 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Mariangela Perrupato and Giulia Lapi of Italy compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 10 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Etel Sanchez and Sofia Sanchez of Argentina compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 9 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Xuechen Huang and Ou Liu of China compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 11 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Gagnon Boudreau and Elise Marcotte of Canada compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Italy's Giulia Lapi and Italy's Mariange

Italy's Giulia Lapi and Italy's Mariangela Perrupato compete in the duets free routine final during the synchronised swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages

Britain's Jenna Randall and Britain's Ol

Britain's Jenna Randall and Britain's Olivia Federici compete in the duets technical routine during the synchronised swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages

Olympics Day 11 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall of Great Britain compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Japan's Yukiko Inui and Chisa Kobayashi compete in the final of the duets free synchronised swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Centre in Shanghai on July 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 10 - Synchronised Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Yukiko Inui and Chisa Kobayashi of Japan compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Russia's Svetlana Romashina and Natalia Ishchenko compete in the final of the duets free synchronised swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Centre in Shanghai on July 22, 2011. Romashina and Ishchenko won gold. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)