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England Talent swimmers star at Beacon Games 2017

  Swimmers from the England Talent Development Squad starred at last weekend’s Beacon Games 2017. The Development Squad athletes all placed in the top 17 in the 13-15 Years Figure competition, spaced between some athletes from the England Age Group squad and a couple of Beacon athletes. England Synchro Manager Karen Thorpe said: “This result is encouraging for the next year’s Age Group Squad. I am certain that we will have a very strong team next year.” England Age Group Squad member Isobel Blinkhorn and England Junior Training Squad memberRead More

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


                ASA Reading Royals secured themselves a second gold on day three, this time in the 13-15yrs Free Team event. The Snow White and the Huntsman film inspired their routine and the girls swam to the theme tune. They started the event with a stunning lift which was controlled throughout and showed amazing strength. They held their expressions well and had great changes in pace. The routine was sharp and snappy. This same group were medallists in the 12 and under age groupRead More

Mimi Gray takes top spot in 13-15yrs Solo

        ASA “Mimi Gray won the 13-15yrs age group Solo on Day Two of the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2016. The Reading Royals swimmer executed an expressive routine to Andrea Bocelli’s Nessun Dorma showed good technical ability and scored her a 66.4000 for a total of 132.2219. Second place went to Gray’s club mate, Isobel Blinkhorn. Her rendition of Baila Conmigo by Juan Magan showed some nice changes in pace, and she made good use of the pool space to score 64.0333. She finished with anRead 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