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City of Leeds and Rushmoor dominate in Free Solos at Masters Nationals

Both City of Leeds and Rushmoor secured two gold medals each in the Free Solo competition at the Swim England Artistic Swimming National Masters Championships 2022.

The Yorkshire-based club proved too strong in the younger age groups, as Tilly Budd and Rosie Barrington both finished on top of the podium.

It was tight between Budd and City of Birmingham’s Tegan Smith for the gold medal in the 18-24 Years age group, but the City of Leeds swimmer edged the win by just 0.2.

A breakdown of scores with 19.4000 for execution, 25.4667 for artistic impression and 19.5000 for difficulty, resulted in an overall score of 64.3667.

Meanwhile, Smith secured silver with 64.1667, followed by Seymour’s Yessane Rimbon in the bronze medal position with her score of 63.1333.

Barrington scored the highest out of all the swimmers competing in the Free Solo event, achieving an impressive 69.2000.

She finished clear of the remainder of the field in the 25-29 Years age group to claim another gold for her club.

Taking home the silver medal was City of Bristol’s Laura Perry (61.5333) and bronze went to Alyssa Ward (61.4667) of Rykneld.

Unstoppable Andrea

Andrea Holland and Carla Sanders were the gold medal winners for Rushmoor Artistic Swimming Club.

Holland laid claim to yet another solo title, following on from her victory in the virtual event in 2021. She scored 61.0667 in the 60-69 Years age group.

Sanders also backed up her win in the virtual event by retaining the 40-49 Years solo crown. She scored higher this time around, with a total of 62.2667.

Aqualina’s Alina White (58.7333) was the silver medallist and John Kelly (56.1000) of Out To Swim recorded the next highest score to finish third.

There was another medal for Aqualina, this time in the 50-59 Years age group. Jayne Jarvis earned her spot on top of the podium with 56.9667. Rugby’s Annette Parker (54.8333) took silver.

Laura Loi of Brighton Dolphins was another to improve on their score from last year whilst retaining their respective age group title.

She was victorious in the 30-39 Years solo competition, finishing ahead of Seymour’s Elizabeth Winter and Kingston Synchro’s Rachael Stevens, who joined her on the podium.

Full results for each event can be found on the event page.

Free Solo medallists

60-69 Years

  • 1 – Andrea Holland (Rushmoor Artistic SC) 61.0667

50-59 Years

  • 1 – Jayne Jarvis (Aqualina) 56.9667
  • 2 – Annette Parker (Rugby SC) 54.8333

40-49 Years

  • 1 – Carla Sanders (Rushmoor Artistic SC) 62.2667
  • 2 – Alina White (Aqualina) 58.7333
  • 3 – John Kelly (Out To Swim) 56.1000

30-39 Years

  • 1 – Laura Loi (Brighton Dolphin) 63.1333
  • 2 – Elizabeth Winter (Seymour Synchro) 61.2667
  • 3 – Rachael Stevens (Kingston Synchro) 59.1000

25-29 Years

  • 1 – Rosie Barrington (City of Leeds) 69.2000
  • 2 – Laura Perry (City of Bristol) 61.5333
  • 3 – Alyssa Ward (Rykneld SC) 61.4667

18-24 Years

  • 1 – Tilly Budd (City of Leeds) 64.3667
  • 2 – Tegan Smith (City of Birmingham) 64.1667
  • 3 – Yessane Rimbon (Seymour Synchro) 63.1333

Photos:Will Johnston Photography