Everyone meet Bridget Finn: member of the U.S. synchronized swimming team that took fifth at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, seven-time member of the national team, assistant coach on Stanford's national championship-winning squad in 2006-07. (She's currently the website editor at strategy + business.) Bridget's in the discussion below, ready to answer all your questions about hair products, nose plugs, sinister dolls, fainting, and all the various physical agonies hiding behind that grin.
Update (3:37 p.m.): Chat's over. Thanks so much to Bridget for joining us. You may still review all the questions and answers below.