New generation come through synchro trials
3rd September 2013
Performances at the British Synchronised Swimming trials have secured places for nine athletes to the full-time training squad based at the sport’s High Performance Centre in Aldershot.
The trials, held at the end of August, have shaped the future of the sport following a number of athlete retirements at the end of the FINA World Championships in July.
The following athletes have been selected to the squad:
- Lucy Bowes (15), Trafford SSC. Lives in Aldershot
- Jorja Brown (16), Rushmoor. Lives in Fleet
- Amy Campbell (16), Rushmoor. Lives in Gillingham Kent
- Jodie Cowie (16), Rushmoor. Lives in Ashford, Kent
- Emily Randall (17), Rushmoor. Lives in Old Woking, Surrey
- Genevieve Randall (15), Bristol. Lives in Faringdon, Oxford
- Hannah Randall (16), Rushmoor. Lives in Old Woking, Surrey
- Sophie Randle (16), Rugby. Lives in Rugby
- Imogen Smith (14), Rushmoor. Lives in Winchfield, Hampshire
All of the successful athletes are a product of the synchronised swimming talent identification and development programme implemented by National Performance Director Biz Price.
"It’s an exciting time for the athletes and the sport as they are now ready for the next phase of their development into the senior ranks," - Biz Price“This is a very exciting group of athletes who have a strong background of coming through our talent pathway programme,” said Price.
“From a young age, these athletes have laid down the foundations required at the very top of the sport and this will provide a huge boost to future performances.
“It’s an exciting time for the athletes and the sport as they are now ready for the next phase of their development into the senior ranks.”
The nine selected athletes will focus on developing team routines to continue Britain’s rise through the world rankings while five of the group - Bowes, Campbell, Cowie, Genevieve Randall and Hannah Randall – will also work towards the duet and solo events.