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Synchronised Swimming: Major success for Reading Royals stars

Reading Chronicle 09/01/2017 (incorrectly titled 12U team – this in fact the 13/14 Combo who faced stiffest competition in terms of numbers and came out a very creditable 5th/17. READING Royals dominated the ASA National Age Groups Synchronised Swimming Championships at the GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester. The club were awarded the Mrs Y.M. Price Trophy award after taking the highest combined figure and routine score in the 13-15-year-old age group. Their swimmers secured a total of nine gold, two silver and two bronze medals during the course of the three-dayRead More

Reading Royals win 12yrs and under Team Event

              ASA Reading Royals SSC took the gold in the 12yrs and under Free Team event for their interpretation of ‘Moulin Rouge’ which featured music from the soundtrack. Some of the swimmers were part of the gold medal winning team in 2015. The team showed great artistic interpretation of the music, making excellent use of the pool space and getting plenty of height out of the water. Their score of 60.7333 put them well ahead of the competition, taking a total score of 119.2066.Read More


                     Eleanor Blinkhorn and Beatrice Crass starred to land Duet gold at the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Glasgow. Following on from sister  Issy there was more success for the Blinkorn family in the youngest U12 Yrs age group as Eleanor Blinkhorn won double gold. Having won Multi-Regional gold earlier in October, Blinkhorn and Beatrice Crass topped the Duet podium again in Glasgow. The Reading Royals pair scored 58.6668 for their free routine to finish on 120.2513. Blinkhorn’s second title cameRead More

Welland and Blinkhorn win Duet gold at Scottish Nationals

                  Anna Welland and Isobel Blinkhorn starred to land Duet gold at the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Glasgow. The Reading Royals pair impressed to score 64.6332 for their free routine in Scotland, claiming the 13-15 Yrs Duet crown on 127.6517. It was an improvement of more than two points for the English synchronised swimmers from October’s South Multi-Regional Age Group Championships where Welland and Blinkhorn won bronze in a Royals clean sweep of the podium. Full article is HERE at theRead More


From: ASA “The other two age groups belonged to Reading Royals as Mimi Gray and Eleanor Blinkhorn laid markers down for nationals with golden hat-tricks. Gray has completed the same treble on the national stage for the past two seasons, and is competing in the 13-15 Yrs age group for the first time this term. After finishing first for figures, Gray scored 66.3000 for her Solo routine in Gloucester. She teamed up with Alyssa Basinger as they led home a Reading clean sweep of the podium in the Duet eventRead More

Age Group and Development Synchro squads 2016 announced

January 8, 2016 Swimmers have been named on the Age Group and Development Synchro Squads 2016 following performances at the ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships in December last year. The Age Group Squad 2016 is looking forward to competing at the Hungarian Open Age Group competition this June and will be focusing on the free team and figures. Reading Royals’ Age Group Duet champions, Alyssa Basinger and Mimi Gray, who also won Solo gold in the 12yrs and under category in December, have been named on the team following theirRead More