Andrea doubles up to land Virtual National Age Group Championships titlesNovember 7, 2021
Seymour ASC’s Andrea Eliasson was a double winner in the Swim England Artistic Swimming Virtual National Age Group Championships 2021 12 & under category.
Eliasson triumphed in the solo category and then teamed up with Georgina Steele to celebrate victory in the duet competition.
In the solo event, her score of 61.1000 was 2.5000 ahead of City of Salford’s Lena Ramanah-Beck, with Stockport Metro’s Floella Dixon third with a total of 56.6000.
Eliasson said: “I’m excited to have won it.”
Her second gold in the duet was a closer contest but Eliasson’s and Steele’s score of 55.1667 saw them edge out the Rugby SC duo of Olivia Barry and Chloe Bartholomew by 0.9334 points.
Third place went to Aqualina’s Evelyn Isherwood and Shameiah Nanton who scored 51.1667.
Steele said: “It was really good.
“I think it was Andrea’s mum who chose the music but it was a lot of fun to swim to.”
Rushmoor in pole position
In the team event, Rushmoor’s Isabelle Calvert, Eva Fitzgerald, Cerys Snelling and Pippa Welch took pole position with a score of 52.4667 for their cars-themed routine.
Rugby SC’s team of Olivia Barry, Chloe Bartholomew, Saranne Black, Lola Huett, Jemma King, Agata Scerbakova and Kitty Tyers were runners-up with a score of 52.3333 – while Isabelle Broomhall, Kali-Mae Fletcher, Molly Lunn and Ella-Rose Price, from Walsall SC, took the bronze medal with 45.9333 points.
Welch said: “It’s nice to know we have competed in a competition and won considering the year we have had.
“The theme was cars which was our coach’s idea. I think the music was from a movie and we tried to incorporate the theme of cars into our routine and it was quite fun to do.”
Fitzgerald added: “I was quite nervous to get back into the pool because I felt like I would forget everything but then I realised how much I enjoyed the sport and I really wanted to push myself to try and do my best.
“Most of us are stying in the group. Isabelle is taking a bit of a break but we hope she comes back so we can be a team again.”
Mixed duet aim to inspire others
Meanwhile the victorious mixed duet hope their performance will inspire more boys to take up artistic swimming.
Rugby SC’s Kitty Tyers and Aaron Lee scored a total of 41.4667 for their performance.
Lee said: “It feels really good – very happy to have won and what we have achieved.
“My sister used to do artistic swimming I used to always come and watch her. I wanted to try it out and I started to like it.”
Lee had a simple message to other boys wondering whether to give artistic swimming a try.
“Yes, do not worry about it,” he said. “It’s good fun.”
It was view shared by Tyers who added: “it’s something different to do.
“Not everyone does it and it’s actually really fun.”
Solo: 12 & Under
|1||Andrea Eliasson||Seymour ASC/td>||61.1000|
|2||Lena Ramanah-Beck||City of Salford||58.6000|
|3||Floella Dixon||Stockport Metro||56.6000|
|4||Summer Paterson-Neild||Reading Royals ASC||55.7000|
|5||Olivia Barry||Rugby SC||55.1000|
|6||Madeleine Fish||City of Leeds ASC||54.9333|
|7||Cerys Snelling||Rushmoor ASC||54.4000|
|8||Lola Huett||Rugby SC||53.3667|
|9||Chloe Bartholomew||Rugby SC||53.1333|
|11||Molly Doolin||Bramcote SC||51.2667|
|12||Molly Lunn||Walsall ASC||50.8667|
Solo: 13 - 15
|1||Cara Zeidler||Reading Royals ASC||66.3000|
|2||Lily Halasi||Reading Royals ASC||66.2000|
|3||Florence Blinkhorn||Reading Royals ASC||65.8333|
|4||Robyn Ashworth||City of Bristol||65.3000|
|5||Georgia Baker||Walsall ASC||65.0333|
|8||Eve Young||Bramcote SC||62.3333|
|9||Sophie Rowney||Denton ASC||60.4000|
|10||Magdalena Townsend||City of Birmingham||59.3000|
|11||Gabriella Jackson||City of Salford ASC||59.2000|
|13||Emily Taylor||City of Birmingham||58.7417|
|14||Josephine Mozley||Rugby SC||58.6000|
|15||Eva Lawrence||City of Salford ASC||58.3000|
|17||Louise MacDonagh||City of Birmingham||56.9667|
|18||Isabella Boyle||City of Salford ASC||56.6333|
|19||Lana Darcy||Rushmoor ASC||55.9333|
|20||Alexandra Tomusyak||Rushmoor ASC||55.6000|
|21||Anna McGregor||Nairn Synchro||55.5333|
|22||Poppy Williams||Rugby SC||54.7333|
|23||Francesca Rice||Rushmoor ASC||53.9667|
|25||Alice Foster||Stockport Metro||53.6333|
|26||Annie Lu||Stockport Metro||52.4000|
|28||Elsa Whitworth||Taunton and Deane||49.5000|
Duet: 12 & Under
|1||Andrea Eliasson / Georgina Steele||Seymour ASC||55.1667|
|2||Olivia Barry / Chloe Bartholomew||Rugby SC||54.2333|
|3||Evelyn Isherwood / Shameiah Nanton||Aqualina||51.1667|
|4||Cerys Snelling / Isabelle Calvert||Rushmoor ASC||49.9333|
Duet: 13 - 15
|1||Lily Halasi / Florence Blinkhorn||Reading Royals ASC||69.3000|
|2||Fransceca Pringle / Eva Narewska||Reading Royals ASC||63.1333|
|3||Elena Smith-Fernandez/ Sofia Dakovic||Reading Royals ASC||62.8000|
|4||Lola Dudkowsky / Olivia Tyers||Rugby SC||61.6333|
|5||Louise MacDonagh / Magdalena Townsend||City of Birmingham||59.6667|
|6||Emily Dossett / Lauren Mcgroarty||City of Leeds ASC||58.1667|
|7||Eve Young / Heather Moore||Bramcote SC||57.4667|
|8||Aisling Khan / Ola Czarnowska||Aquavision||56.6667|
|9||Trinity Townsend / Isla Shiner||City of Birmingham||56.4000|
|10||Alyssa Anderson / Amelie Knight-Markiegi||City of Birmingham||54.4000|
|11||Sofia Becerra-Mugica / Bethany Robinson||Gateshead ASC||54.0333|
|12||Elizabeth Elliot / Rhianna Selby-Nash||Bramcote SC||52.6667|
Mixed Duet: 12 & Under
|1||Kitty Tyers / Aaron Lee||Rugby SC||41.4667|
Mixed Duet: 13 - 15
|1||Kiarra Janikova / Maxwell Sewell||Aqualina||55.0000|
Team: 12 & Under
Team: 13 - 15
|Reading Royals ASC 1||64.5333|
|City of Salford||61.3000|
|Reading Royals ASC 2||56.4000|
|City of Leeds||55.3667|
|Rank||Name||Solo Score||Duet Score||Team Score||Total Score|