Synchro teams excel on day one in Gloucester
30th November 2012
Creativity and teamwork marked day one of the British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.
The recreational event opened with the U12 combinations as 11 teams took to the water and performed some spectacular synchronised swimming.
We had difficulty learning the ending with the deck work but it has all paid off and it felt amazing.
Reading Royals ultimately took victory with a score of 53.280 and swimmer Abigail Taylor said: “We have been training as a team for the whole year. We had difficulty in learning the ending with the deck work but it has all paid off, it felt amazing.”
Hythe Aqua came a close second with a score of 52.700 and Walsall SSC girls claimed third position with 52.480.
Reading Royals took top position once again in the 13/14 age group combination.
Their seven swimmers performed an energetic routine to score 58.700 and finish ahead of Halifax SC (56.320) and Walsall (55.980).
Walsall stepped two places up to the top of the podium in the 15/16/17 combination event as they took gold with a score of 61.200. Halifax SC claimed another silver medal with their performance scoring 58.460 while Portsmouth Victoria SC took bronze with 57.200.
Bristol Central won gold in the top age group U19 combination.
It was a close call for the top three positions but Bristol ultimately took gold with an outstanding routine to score 61.980 and hold off Trafford Synchro (60.600) and Seymour (60.120).
Finally, Trafford Synchro’s Amy Codling and Eliza Rice performed an elegant and powerful routine to win the 18/19 Duet with a score of 58.080.