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Player Loyalty Award: Kelly-Anne Wise

 Reading Evening Post 2004 – Sports Awards KELLY-ANNE WISE collects her trophy from Adrian Williams   The Player Loyalty Award was presented to Kelly-Anne Wise who has been a member of Reading Royals since she was eight and has achieved all the necessary synchronised swimming grades to perform at local, national and international level. Kelly became a well respected club captain, gaining numerous trophies. She was national duet champion with Katie Hooper from ages 12 to 16 and won nationals at senior levels. For full article click on thumbnail below.Read More

Busy on Great Britain duties

              Reading Weekend Post SINCE the beginning of January, Katie and Jo Hooper, Claire Butler and myself have all been training with the Senior Great Britain Squad. Jo, Katie and Claire have been training with the team while I have been concentrating on the duet in preparation for the Commonwealth Games next year. Full story below …………..with an insert on Reading swimmers at an Inter District Competition.       Reading Post   Much more from the club’s 2001 HERE

Hoopers double up

    Hoopers double up   Evening Post swimmer of the month awards were able to celebrate when Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club held their annual barbecue. Among those who collect their prizes were Katie Hooper. Kimberley Smith and Jo Hooper.  

German date for Royal trio

Reading’s international trio ( from left to right) :- Vicky Saltmer, Samantha Luckett, Katie Hooper (sitting) Three of Reading Royals Synchro Club’s brightest stars jetted off to Germany this week to represent their country. The three young ladies – Vicky Saltmer, Samantha Luckett and Katie Hooper are members of the ten strong England squad who will compete at the Dusseldorf Junior Open this weekend… READING CHRONICLE full article. Click thumbnail to enlarge.

Royals Magical Weekend

Pictured are:- Sam Luckett, Helen Evans, Hayley Pearce, Victoria Saltmer, Karen Clarkson, Michelle Charles, Sandra Jack, Rachel Moorhouse, Tracy Harper, Anne-Louise Forster. “Hopes were running high as the 36 members of Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club together with coaches parents and supporters, set off last Friday to travel to Halifax, Yorkshire for the annual National Age Group Competition”……..(paper report). After an exhausting seven hours coach trip the Royals’ energy was not diminished and team spirit never better as the girls made their last minute preparations for the competitions on the followingRead More

Going for gold in Halifax

Jo Seeburg in the Reading Chronicle looking forward to the club’s Age Group prospects in 1993. Noted swimmers are Jennifer Murtagh, Abigail Moore and Amy Foster (12 and Under), Kelly Wise, Emily Duerden and the then National Champion Katie Hooper (14 and Under) and Sam Luckett (Junior National Champion) in the 16 and Under. Click on the image to read the article.

Royals at the movies

 “Always look on the  bright side of life” –  heralded the show stealer in a highly innovative indivualistic debut by the “Men’s routine”   “DATE – December 1, 1991, Place – Reading, Scene – A lone moonlit swimmer – Lights – Camera – Action” – the opening words of the Reading Royals Christmas Show, which certainly set the scene for the evening entitled “Royals at the Movies.” ‘Central swimming pool was decorated with film posters supplied by local video shops together with a wide screen effect and a special finishingRead More