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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


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


English age group squad star with medal haul at Primorje Cup

                      Swim England Swim England Synchro’s Age Group squad landed medals in all four events with an impressive campaign at the 2017 Primorje Cup in Croatia. The team scored 68.7331 for their free routine to finish on 130.0609 overall. Turkey placed second on 128.8632 while Czech Republic took bronze on 126.4178. The Reading component of the English team comprised of Alyssa Basinger, Eleanor Blinkhorn, Isobel Blinkhorn, Cerys Larsen and Mimi Gray. Gray wins Solo gold and Duet silver Gray then returnedRead More


Three for Reading Royals on NAG Synchro day two

(British Swimming) In the 12yrs and under Duet event, it was a Reading Royals SSC one-two, with gold and silver finishes for their young duettists. The top spot went to Mimi Gray and Alyssa Basinger who performed a fast paced routine to the ‘Lone Ranger’, showing great synchronisation and use of pool space. They scored 60.7667 to take their total after this morning’s figures of 125.5040. Speaking after the medal presentation, Gray said: “Our goal coming into the competition was to win so we are very happy to have achievedRead More


THREE ENGLAND TALENT SQUADS CONFIRMED FOR UPCOMING SEASON

AQUAZONE The three England Talent synchronised swimming squads have been confirmed for the 2015 season after the completion of trials at the end of 2014. Following on from a record-breaking number of entries at the 2014 ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships, the competition was fierce at the trials with a higher overall standard than ever. While the Junior Training squad – from which athletes will be picked to compete internationally – had already been selected, 20 athletes contested for spots on the Age Group (13-14 Yrs) and DevelopmentRead More