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Synchronised Swimming: Huge success for Reading Royals at National Age Group Championships

                Reading Chronicle READING Royals secured 11 medals at the Swim England National Age Group Championships to make them the most successful club in the country for the second year in a row. In the Under 12 category, Madeleine Staples won a hat-trick of gold medals, with her fellow teammate Rebecca Saunders taking two gold medals and a silver. On day one of the event, Staples and Saunders won the free duet competition, while the former went on to secure the free soloRead 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


Reading Royals win 12yrs and under Team gold

                    Reading Royals won the 12yrs and under free team event on day two of the Swim England Synchro National Age Group Championships 2017. They were almost two seconds ahead of the rest of the field in their free routine, scoring 58.9000. They swam an upbeat and jazzy routine to Marvelous Party from The Halcyon TV Series soundtrack. Madeleine Staples, Rebecca Saunders, Hayley Pullen, Amelia Gelder, Eva Patrick, Louisa Horlock, Florence Blinkhorn and Charlie Razzell swam a routine with a fairlyRead 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


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


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


MIMI GRAY CLAIMS HAT-TRICK IN 13-15 YRS, ELEANOR BLINKHORN STARS IN YOUNGEST AGE GROUP

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


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


Jenny Gray awarded MBE in Birthday Honours 2016

   Story and picture – the ASA   Jenny Gray MBE“When I found out I had received an MBE I was shocked, totally thrilled and absolutely honoured” Synchronised Swimming’s Jenny Gray has been recognised for her services to the sport with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016. The world-renowned synchro expert is one of four members of the swimming community to be included in the list, which was announced as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. “I was shocked, totally thrilled and absolutely honoured” –  saidRead More