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SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING GIRL JOINS NATIONAL SQUAD

            Picture: Henley Gazette A TEENAGER from Sonning Common has been chosen to represent England at synchronised swimming. Madeleine Staples, 13, has been called into the national development squad after winning three gold medals in the 12 and under age category at the National Age Group Championships in November. She came first in the solo section and in the duo section with her partner Rebecca Saunders and was part of the Reading Royals team that won the team category. She then had to attend aRead 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