Robyn maintains bid for clean sweep of National Age Group gold medalsMarch 3, 2019
Robyn Swatman maintained her bid for a clean sweep of golds at the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships.
Figures and duet champion Swatman was almost five points ahead of the 13-15 years solo field to claim her third gold medal of the weekend at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
It also ensured she retained the title she won at the 2018 National Age Group Championships.
The Walsall swimmer, and member of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming Talent Programme age group squad, scored 69.2000 in her routine to add to her figures total of 66.9772 to finish with a combined score of 136.1772.
She put her success down to working harder in the pool after finishing second in the figures competition in 2018.
Swatman said: “Since coming second last year, I haven’t really changed any of my training.
“I have just trained more often and with some different coaches.”
Reading Royals’ Eleanor Blinkhorn claimed the silver medal as she finished 4.6302 adrift of Swatman.
She finished on 131.5470 following her solo routine, which scored 67.2333.
Walsall’s Olivia Baker, who won the duet title with Swatman, was in third place.
Her routine total of 65.9000 meant she finished with a score of 127.1059.
Lily wins second national title
Lily Halasi sealed her second national title of the weekend with victory in the 12 years and under solo.
After triumphing in the figures contest, the London Regional Synchronised SC swimmer topped the podium for the second time with an impressive solo performance.
Halasi, who is a member of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming Talent programme development squad,was the only competitor in the 12 years and under category to score more than 60 points for her solo routine.
Her total of 61.8667 combined with her figures score of 64.0328 gave her an overall tally of 125.8995 – 8.1835 points ahead of her nearest rival, Florence Blinkhorn of Reading Royals SSC.
Florence’s routine score of 57.8333 and figures total of 59.8827 saw her finish on 117.7160 points to take the silver medal.
Rugby’s Eve Young was the bronze medallist with a final score of 116.8103 (56.2000 routine and 60.6103 figures).