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Gray lines up clean sweep with 13-15yrs Solo gold

       Mimi Gray set up a clean sweep of national titles as she won gold in the 13-15yrs Solo on day two of the Swim England Synchro National Age Group Championships 2017. Gray has three out of four titles (Solo, Duet, Figures) and looks set to repeat her performance from last year. She was in a class of her own in the Solo event, outscoring the rest of the field by more than 3.5 points for her routine, and nearly seven pointsRead More

Gray leads England’s juniors to synchro success in Croatia

                          MAIDENHEAD’S Mimi Gray was the stand-out performer for England’s Synchro u13s/14s team at the Primorje Cup in Croatia last month, clinching individual and team gold medals. The 14-year-old Furze Platt Senior School pupil competed in Rjeka after her selection to the England junior squad and wowed the judges with a routine performed to Turandot’s Nessun Dorma. Gray swims for the Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club and is coached by ex GB synchronised swimmer Kelly-Anne Russell. She wasRead 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

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

A trio of clean sweeps on NAG Synchro day three

  The first event of the day saw those who qualified from yesterday’s Figures event competing for national honours in the 12yrs and under Solo competition. It was Reading Royals SC swimmer Mimi Gray who topped the points table with a total score of 132.0826, taking her second gold at the Championships. Gray, who won 12yrs and under Duet gold yesterday, performed to Andrea Bocelli’s Por Ti Volare (Time to Say Goodbye) and showed equal power and grace throughout the routine to score 68.6159. Speaking after the event, Gray said:Read More

12 & unders continue to excel

Multi Regional Age Groups Royals’ 12 & under swimmers (pictured left with Jenny Gray) continued more or less where they where they were at Nationals 2014 last December – on top. Mimi Gray (68.57) won gold in Figures, Solo and Team and with Alyssa Basinger in Duet, who finished in silver behind Mimi in both the Figures and Solo. Isobel Blinkhorn was third in Figures and whilst just missing  the Solo podium in 4th, she did secure a  second place with her sister Eleanor in Duet   The 1-2-3 inRead More

Mimi Gray completes Duet and Solo double

 – Mimi Gray added the 12&Under Solo title to her Duet gold for a memorable golden double at the 2014 ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships in Gloucester. Having finished top in the figures for her age group, the Reading Royals swimmer confirmed her place at the top of the Solo event, scoring 57.8667 for her routine to finish with an overall tally of 123.7412. “I’m really pleased,” said Gray. “That was one of the best performances I’ve done so I’m happy. “It’s quite competitive at Reading butRead More