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Royals at the double to deny Hampson clean sweep

          In the 15-18 years free team competition, Reading Royals claimed their second gold medallion the free team routine competition by the narrowest of margins. They beat City of Bristol to the top spot by 0.0637 after finishing with a combined total of 135.0744. The team of Harriette Smith, Isabel Turrell, Teri-Faye Coupar, Abigail Taylor, Daisy Gunn, Cerys Larsen, Isobel Blinkhorn, Alyssa Basinger and Victoria Usher scored 70.8333 for their routine to add to their figures total of 64.2411 to take top spot. Rear MORE


Reading youth synchronised swimming club is the countries best again

                          The Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club had more success in 2017 at the recent Swim England National Age Group Championships. This year, it was held in Gloucester at the end of November. Following on from their medal success at the National Age Groups Championships last year, Reading Royals secured 11 medals at this year’s competition making them the most successful Synchronised Swimming Club in the country for the second year in a row. Full article HERE “However our successRead More


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

                swimming.org 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


Staples and Saunders take gold in 12yrs and under Duet

                  swimming.org Madeline Staples and Rebecca Saunders secured a second gold medal for Reading Royals after winning the 12yrs and under Duet at the NAG Champs in Gloucester. The pair stood out in their Free Duet performance, and moved up from second place in the Figures to take the title. Their upbeat routine to a remix of Sucker Punch by Tangle & Mateusz vs Lele Troniq was well received by the crowd. Staples said: “It feels really good to win gold. We’veRead 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


GOLD FOR 13-15YRS AT NATIONALS

                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


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


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


Three for Reading Royals on NAG Synchro day two

(British Swimming) In the 12yrs and under Duet event, it was a Reading Royals SSC one-two, with gold and silver finishes for their young duettists. The top spot went to Mimi Gray and Alyssa Basinger who performed a fast paced routine to the ‘Lone Ranger’, showing great synchronisation and use of pool space. They scored 60.7667 to take their total after this morning’s figures of 125.5040. Speaking after the medal presentation, Gray said: “Our goal coming into the competition was to win so we are very happy to have achievedRead More


Reading land second Duet gold

    Reading Royals landed their second duet gold of the 2014 ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships as Hannah Mulshaw and Alex Turrell claimed top spot in the 15-17 years age group. Their Spanish themed routine comprised a confident mix of technical difficulty and artistic flair for a routine score of 63.7333 and overall score of 125.7739. Mulshaw, who won gold in the younger age group in 2013, commented on their performance: “We didn’t really expect that at all. We didn’t compete at the last competition so itRead More