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Reading Royals take second Team title on day three

Reading Royals secured themselves a second gold on day three, this time in the 13-15yrs Free Team event. The Snow White and the Huntsman film inspired their routine and the girls swam to the theme tune.

They started the event with a stunning lift which was controlled throughout and showed amazing strength. They held their expressions well and had great changes in pace.

The routine was sharp and snappy. This same group were medallists in the 12 and under age group in 2014 and 2015, and their experience showed as they came away with a score of 66.4467. This put them over nine seconds ahead of second place, finishing with 127.3597.

Isobel Blinkhorn said: “It feels really good to win a gold medal because we have worked really hard all year. Our hard work has finally paid off. We just love synchro, everyone in our club has lots of passion and that’s why we have done so well this year.”

‘Hearty’ performance by City of Bristol

Second place went to City of Bristol, whose interpretation of Pirates was dramatic and full of energy from start to finish. They had been focussing on their presentation and technique in training which showed in the judge’s scores.

They scored 63.2667 for their Free routine, taking their overall score to 118.7331. Bristol swam to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme by Klaus Badelt. They finished with a high lift that showed real control.

Bronze went to Rugby SC for their interpretation of Rio. They showed some excellent synchronisation and used a lot of changes in pace, without losing the overall momentum of the piece.

They pulled out a really nice lift towards the end, and scored 60.6333 for the routine. The girls made their way onto the podium with 116.5945 overall.

13-15 Yrs Team Free Results

1Reading Royals66.466760.8930127.3597
2City of Bristol63.266755.4664118.7331
4City of Birmingham59.166757.0000116.1667
6City of Salford59.533354.9978114.5311
7City of Leeds A58.133355.1719113.3052
8Portsmouth Victoria58.000055.0099113.0099
10London Region57.533353.9526111.4859
11Preston Aquatics53.033355.1837108.2170
13City of Leeds B52.466749.0934101.5601