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Swim England 2019 synchro training squad announced

Swim England has announced its 2019 synchronised swimming training squad. The squad includes 22 athletes, five of whom are new to the programme, and will form the 2019 senior and junior Great Britain teams. Throughout the season, the athletes will travel to world series events, the Senior European Cup and the Junior European Championships. There are 6 Reading Royals’ swimmers in the squads – Abi Taylor, Alyssa Basinger, Cerys Larsen, Daisy Gunn, Isobel Blinkhorn and Torrie Usher. Full announcement HERE


Synchro youngsters chosen for Age Group and Development squads

Twenty-one young synchronised swimmers have been selected for the Swim England Age Group and Development squads. They were chosen from previous results and recent trials held after the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships in Gloucester. Karen Thorpe, Swim England synchro manager, said that the performances of the athletes attending the trials was improving every year making selection extremely tough. Swimmers from clubs in Bristol, Leeds, Reading, Rugby, Salford, Stockport and Walsall have been chosen for the squads. Reading swimmers are Eleanor Blinkhorn, Maddy Brown, Beatrice Crass andRead More


Royals at the double to deny Hampson clean sweep

          In the 15-18 years free team competition, Reading Royals claimed their second gold medallion the free team routine competition by the narrowest of margins. They beat City of Bristol to the top spot by 0.0637 after finishing with a combined total of 135.0744. The team of Harriette Smith, Isabel Turrell, Teri-Faye Coupar, Abigail Taylor, Daisy Gunn, Cerys Larsen, Isobel Blinkhorn, Alyssa Basinger and Victoria Usher scored 70.8333 for their routine to add to their figures total of 64.2411 to take top spot. Rear MORE


Reading Royals take top spot after City of Bristol have points deducted

            Reading Royals A were crowned 13-15 years free team routine champions after City of Bristol were deducted two points which cost them the gold medal. That allowed Reading Royals’ A team of Rachael Newman, Tara Dakovic, Beatrice Crass, Molly Sexton, Lottie Moghul, Martha Crowland, Rebecca Saunders, Madeleine Brown and Amelia Gelder to take the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group title with 123.3864 points. It turned out to be a one-two for Reading as their B team of Madison Squire, Jessica Smith, EleanorRead More


Jenny Gray humbled to receive award

                  Swim England Jenny Gray said she felt humbled after becoming the first person from England to receive an international award for synchronised swimming. She was presented with the prestigious 2018 Paragon Award for Synchronised Swimming during a special ceremony at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   Full story HERE


SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING GIRL JOINS NATIONAL SQUAD

            Picture: Henley Gazette A TEENAGER from Sonning Common has been chosen to represent England at synchronised swimming. Madeleine Staples, 13, has been called into the national development squad after winning three gold medals in the 12 and under age category at the National Age Group Championships in November. She came first in the solo section and in the duo section with her partner Rebecca Saunders and was part of the Reading Royals team that won the team category. She then had to attend aRead More


Synchronised Swimming: Huge success for Reading Royals at National Age Group Championships

                Reading Chronicle READING Royals secured 11 medals at the Swim England National Age Group Championships to make them the most successful club in the country for the second year in a row. In the Under 12 category, Madeleine Staples won a hat-trick of gold medals, with her fellow teammate Rebecca Saunders taking two gold medals and a silver. On day one of the event, Staples and Saunders won the free duet competition, while the former went on to secure the free soloRead More


Reading youth synchronised swimming club is the countries best again

                          The Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club had more success in 2017 at the recent Swim England National Age Group Championships. This year, it was held in Gloucester at the end of November. Following on from their medal success at the National Age Groups Championships last year, Reading Royals secured 11 medals at this year’s competition making them the most successful Synchronised Swimming Club in the country for the second year in a row. Full article HERE “However our successRead More


Reading Royals retain 13-15 Yrs Team crown in Gloucester

                swimming.org Reading Royals retained their 13 – 15 Yrs Team crown on the second day of the Swim England Synchro National Age Group Championships 2017. The Berkshire club scored 67.2333 for their free routine, winning a second straight title by more than six points on 127.6168. The result also mirrored their clean sweep from 12 months ago, with Mimi Gray winning both Figures and Solo, and the pairing of Gray and Alyssa Basinger defending their Duet title. With half of last year’sRead More


Gray lines up clean sweep with 13-15yrs Solo gold

                swimming.org Mimi Gray set up a clean sweep of national titles as she won gold in the 13-15yrs Solo on day two of the Swim England Synchro National Age Group Championships 2017. Gray has three out of four titles (Solo, Duet, Figures) and looks set to repeat her performance from last year. She was in a class of her own in the Solo event, outscoring the rest of the field by more than 3.5 points for her routine, and nearly seven pointsRead More