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An Update from Maria Ramos

   Hello Synchro Friends  Summer is well and truly coming to a close, we’re back to our schools/ work, our sun tans are fading, we find ourselves  wearing our warmer hoodies again, and coaches have starting to think about the Christmas show!  But before we look forward, I want to take a moment to reflect on a successful summer – it’s always special when it’s an  Olympic year, and I am sure you were all glued to your laptops and watched the Synchro live streaming.    The top countries continueRead More

Synchronized swimming themes are always strange, like that one time France picked the Holocaust

             Sarah Lyall, The New York Times NATIONAL POST Some observations on Synchro routines, some good, some bad…………….. “RIO DE JANEIRO — Down in the pool, the Australian synchronized swimming duet was performing a 3-minute whistle-stop tour of the animals of the outback — kookaburras, emus, centipedes — to music from “Crocodile Dundee.” In the stands, the American mother-and-daughter duet of Ruth and Emily Thunstrum was trying to figure out what, exactly, was going on. “There was definitely a bird of some kind,” Emily said.Read More

Katie Clark enjoying new synchro partnership

  Reading’s Olympic synchronised swimmer Katie Clark is enjoying life with her new partner, Asha Randall. The pair picked up a bronze medal in their first competition together – the Berlin Open last month. Then at last weekend’s British Gas Championships in Sheffield, Katie and Asha took second place in the technical duet behind Canada on Saturday before winning the Free Duet on Sunday. The pair began with a score of 83.700 points after the technical duet, five points behind Canada. But the Canadians opted out of the free duetRead More

Medal winning debut for new GB synchro duet

 Article by the BBC’s excellent Ed Sherry GB synchronised swimming squad pair Asha Randall and Katie Clark finished their first competition as a duet with a bronze medal at the weekend. The pair were competing at the German Open in Bonn. “We were really pleased with our performance,” said 18-year-old Clark from Reading. “It was our free performance that we were most happy with. We also did a really good performance of our technical routine.” Clark added: “We wanted to look to improve our free for the final so weRead More