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Emma Critchley

Welcome to Emma Critchley’s profile page.

Personal Data

Date of Birth: 22nd January 1999                

Born: Liverpool

Team / Club: Reading Royals / Witney & District

Coach: Katie Dawkins / Lolli Montico

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
European Championships Team 2014 75.9667 10th
  Free Combination   76.1333 8th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Gas Synchronised Swimming Championships Team Tech 2014 63.5746 BRONZE
  Team Free   67.3333 BRONZE
  Free Combination   66.9000 BRONZE
ASA National Age Groups Free Solo (13-14) 2013 128.0554 BRONZE
  Free Duet (13-14)   130.3889 GOLD
  Free Team (13-14)   126.7417 GOLD
  Figures (13-14)   64.1554 6th

In The Pool

Aspirations: To compete at the highest level.

Finest performance: My first swim for GB at the 2014 French Open.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My teammates, family and coaches, especially Jenny Gray.

When did you begin synchro: When I was 10 years old. I saw Synchro on TV and thought it looked amazing. At the time I was doing gymnastics, swimming and dance. Synchro combines them all.

Out Of The Pool

If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Doing a different sport - maybe gymnastics.

Tip for the top: Stay focused and never give up.

Life after swimming: Go to University.

Would most like to meet: Barack Obama.

Most prized possession: My phone.


Sports: Synchro, gymnastics and netball.

Music: Chart music

Food: Pizza and ice cream.

Hobbies: Watching films and playing sport - not much time for other sports now but I still occasionally get to play a netball match and do the odd gym session!


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