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Synchronised swimming success at University of Bristol

In the first of a series of features highlighting the success of synchronised swimming clubs across the country, we take a look at how the University of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club has gone from strength to strength.

It took only two months for the founders of the University of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club to realise the newly-formed group was going to be a success.

By that stage, more than 80 people had signed up or expressed an interest in the club, which was only created in March 2018.

Organisers of the club, which was formed with the help of Swim England’s Support University Funding, ran multiple introductory sessions with great success and these appealed to a large range of people.

The session provided the opportunity for anyone to go along, try the sport and see the benefits it could bring – and those that came along included both keen enthusiasts and people who had not been involved in the sport before but wanted to try something new and unique.

To see some footage from the introductory sessions head to the University of Bristol Synchro Instagram page.

Striving for great things

Now the club has set its sights on growing even further and is planning a number of events to help increase membership and awareness.

A stall will be held at the University’s Freshers’ Fair and free sessions are being staged for new students to go along and try out synchronised swimming. If you are a member of the University of Bristol community, why not go along and get involved?

Sarah Darragh, Swim England’s synchronised swimming national development officer, said: “We’re delighted to hear that the University of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club is going from strength to strength.

“University clubs, such as those at Bristol, provide the perfect opportunity to promote synchronised swimming to a wider audience. We hope many others will follow in Bristol’s footsteps and strive to provide further opportunities for over 18s to get involved in synchronised swimming.”

For further information about the University of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club, please e-mail Fiona Williams (Founder and President).

If you would like more information about starting a new synchronised swimming club at your university please email Sarah. Or, if you are interested in joining an existing synchro club, check out our find a club page.

We’d love to hear about the success story of your synchronised swimming club. Email Emily Clark with the details and we could be featuring your club online.