“Definitely a Distance Swimmer”: Taylor Swift’s Headfirst Dive Gets Approval From 10x Olympic Medalist Katie Ledecky

Published 03/22/2023, 1:37 AM EDT

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Taylor Swift never misses out on surprising her fans and her audience. Her innovations in her stage performances make her even more lovable to her fans. Swift is currently on her Eras Tour, which she kicked off this weekend in Glendale, Arizona. And as she is habitual of doing, the Grammy winner yet again gave a surprise to her fans as she dove into the stage. The fans went wild as she did the unexpectedly thrilling dive and recorded the video of the unreal experience. The clips went viral on social media, and many people and celebrities reacted to them. One of them was the swimming legend, Katie Ledecky, as she expressed her approval when she witnessed the performance through a tweet from People’s official Twitter account. 

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Here’s what the 10-time Olympic medalist said about the interesting dive.

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Taylor Swift began her Eras Tour on an extremely high note. The fans loved the three hours and 13 minutes long performance. However, the show spotlight was stolen by the impressive dive that Swift made into the stage. How can someone dive into the stage? Here’s how she did it.

As the Grammy winner walked towards a square-shaped hole in the stage, wearing her floor-length ruffled dress. She puts down her guitar and dived directly into that square hole in the stage. But it wasn’t just about the dive. The enthralling scenes were just about to come.

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As Swift dived, it was the graphics that handled the visualization then. The eye-pleasing graphics showed that Swift dived into an ocean and swam underwater toward the main stage. After a few seconds, as she reached the stage, it showed that Swift had disappeared as the gigantic wave hit her. Later, she came up with the help of a ladder to a cloud.

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Now, witnessing the whole performance, Ledecky couldn’t help but applaud her. Ledecky tweeted, “Three-hour shows. @taylorswift13 is definitely a distance swimmer.”

Further, let us have a look at a few comments made by the fans of Taylor Swift and Katie Ledecky as the swimming legend applauded the popular singer.

The fans reacted to Katie Ledecky’s tweet

The fans were ecstatic as they saw the legend’s tweet about Taylor Swift’s fabulous dive. Many fans praised Swift for her marvelous attempt and near-perfect dive. Whereas some other fans asked Katie Ledecky to rate her diving skills. Let us have a look at a few of them. 

Whereas some of their fans were going crazy with the iconic crossover. As they tweeted:

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Indeed, that was an impressive dive, especially not being a sportsperson. The commencement has been a fabulous one for the Eras Tour, and as it looks, it only will move upward from now. The Grammy winner will be next seen on stage this Friday at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Are you excited about the upcoming shows on the tour? And how did you like this iconic crossover of Katie x Swift? Let us know in the comments section.

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Written by:

Kaivalya R Pillai

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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.
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