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England Talent

The ASA England Talent Programme delivers high-quality training and competition for the most promising young synchronised swimmers in England.

The current Programme features three levels:

  • England Development (first level) featuring 12-20 athletes of any age.
  • England Age Group (second level) featuring 10-16 athletes, aged between 13 and 15.
  • England Junior (third level) featuring 10-20 athletes, all older than 15.

Athletes are selected from their performances at the ASA National Age Group Championships and a further selection camp following the Championships.

Selection is based on a number of physiological, technical and psychological factors as well as factors such as compatibility and work ethic.

Athletes selected for the squads will continue to work with their home clubs, but will also train at a mixture of camps and weekends, approximately 25 contact days.

The squads are coached by staff from the four synchronised swimming beacon programmes and managed by the ASA Talent Development Officer.

The vision for the ASA England Talent programme is to improve general level of athletes in figures and routines, educate and prepare athletes for the next level of the performance pathway, prepare athletes to compete internationally and keep talented athletes engaged within a National programme.

  • Click here to download the full overview for the ASA England Talent programme for 2015.

Take a look at who will be training in the three squads for 2015 by clicking one of the buttons below:

Junior Training Squad

  • Phoebe Bradley-Smith (Co Birmingham)
  • Jorja Brown (Rushmoor)
  • Danielle Cooper (Rushmoor)
  • Jodie Cowie (Rushmoor)
  • Emma Critchley (Reading)
  • Celina Dembinska-Kenner (Rushmoor)
  • Millie Grinham (Rushmoor)
  • Greta Hampson (Co Leeds / Salford)
  • Claire Harris (Aquavision)
  • Lara Hockin (Rushmoor)
  • Zoe James (Rushmoor)
  • Esme Lower (Reading Royals)
  • Genevieve Randall (Bristol Central)
  • Hannah Randall (Rushmoor)
  • Rebecca Richardson (Co Leeds)
  • Victoria Usher (Reading Royals)

Age Group Squad

  • Niamh Allanson-Campbell (Bristol Central)
  • Sophie Freeman (Stockport Metro)
  • Graccia Gardner (Bristol Central)
  • Savannah Gracey (Reading Royals)
  • Rosie Gunn (Portsmouth)
  • Greta Hampson (Co Leeds)
  • Zoe James (Rushmoor)
  • Daniella Lloyd (Bristol Central)
  • Kate Shortman (Bristol Central)
  • Olivia Sissons (Bristol Central)
  • Harriette Smith (Reading Royals)
  • Isabelle Thorpe (Bristol Central)
  • Victoria Usher (Reading Royals)

Development Squad

  • Alyssa Basinger (Reading Royals)
  • Isobel Blinkhorn (Reading Royals)
  • Tilly Budd (Co Leeds)
  • Millicent Costello (Trafford)
  • Mimi Gray (Reading Royals)
  • Sydney-Ann Jackson (Co Birmingham)
  • Cerys Landen (Reading Royals)
  • Hannah Linden (Rugby)
  • Amelia Quinn (Rugby)
  • Ella Rose (Rushmoor)
  • Jessica Smith (Bristol Central)
  • Abigail Taylor (Reading Royals)
  • Anna Welland (Reading Royals)
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