The seniors on the swimming team at the Naval Academy recently paid tribute to Joe Rosenthal's iconic 1945 photograph of U.S. soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima.

And being swimmers, these young men added a neat twist to the original image. They staged their photograph underwater.

Check it out:

And for comparison's sake, here's the original:

Tip of the cap to these First Class Midshipmen (Firsties, for short), for this classy salute.