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England Age Group squad win silver in Budapest

          England synchro   The England Programmes Age Group synchronised swimming squad won Team Free silver at this weekend’s Hungarian Open in Budapest. Competing in the Under 15 age group, the English girls scored 67.0667 for their routine to finish on 127.0802 behind eventual winners Hungary on 131.3062. The English girls’ routine also received the highest artistic impression score of the competition, scoring 27.4667. There were also impressive performances in the Solo and Duet competitions with three finishes in the top five. City of Bristol’s DaniellaRead More


European challenge awaits synchro juniors

British Swimming – Full story here The British Junior Synchronised Swimming team will head to Rijeka in Croatia for the European Junior Championships from the 22-26 June. 11 athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain (including Reading’s Emma Critchley and Hannah Mulshaw) with many making full international debuts. The team also comprises of four athletes that recently competed in London at the LEN European Aquatics Championships; Kate Shortman, Isabelle Thorpe, Emma Critchley and Danielle Cooper who will bring important experience into the camp. Competition begins in Croatia on 22ndRead More


Katie Clark enjoying new synchro partnership

  Reading’s Olympic synchronised swimmer Katie Clark is enjoying life with her new partner, Asha Randall. The pair picked up a bronze medal in their first competition together – the Berlin Open last month. Then at last weekend’s British Gas Championships in Sheffield, Katie and Asha took second place in the technical duet behind Canada on Saturday before winning the Free Duet on Sunday. The pair began with a score of 83.700 points after the technical duet, five points behind Canada. But the Canadians opted out of the free duetRead More


Medal winning debut for new GB synchro duet

 Article by the BBC’s excellent Ed Sherry GB synchronised swimming squad pair Asha Randall and Katie Clark finished their first competition as a duet with a bronze medal at the weekend. The pair were competing at the German Open in Bonn. “We were really pleased with our performance,” said 18-year-old Clark from Reading. “It was our free performance that we were most happy with. We also did a really good performance of our technical routine.” Clark added: “We wanted to look to improve our free for the final so weRead More