Robyn Swatman doubles up at National Age Group Championships

Robyn Swatman was a double gold medallist on the opening day of the Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships in Manchester.

The Walsall swimmer won the silver medal in the 13-15 figures competition in the 2018 competition but went one better this year at the Manchester Aquatics Centre to top the podium

And she then teamed up with Olivia Baker as the pair successfully defended the 13-15 years duet crown they won in 2018.

In the figures, Swatman  scored an impressive 66.9772 to finish 2.6635 points clear of the rest of the field.

Eleanor Blinkhorn took the silver medal for Reading Royals SSC with a score of 64.3137, while her team mate, Alexandra Thickett, was third on 63.2843.

Duo comfortably retain title

Olivia Baker and Robyn Swatman won gold in the 13-15 years duet at the National Age Group Championships 2019

Swatman and Baker, who was fifth in the figures contest, were comfortable winners in the duet event, winning by more than five points.

The duo scored 66.5667 for their routine and finished with an overall total of 130.6582.

City of Salford’s Alicia Cox and Libby Taylor were 5.4866 points adrift in second place on 125.1716 after scoring 63.3333 for their routine.

The bronze medal went to the Reading Royals SSC pair of Alexandra Thickett and Lottie Moghul who scored 62.7667 to finish with a total of 124.3059.

Salford ease to Combination gold

City of Salford won the 13-15 combination gold medal at the National Age Group Championships 2019

In the 13-15 years combination, City of Salford were emphatic winners – beating second place Rugby SC by 10.2098 points and  bronze medallists City of Birmingham SC by 13.8462.

Their squad of Alicia Cox, Amy Kenny, Cienna Bhatti, Ellen Stevens, Ellie Alder, Eva Lawrence, Georgina Wareham, Katie McNeill, Lauren Hamilton, Libby Taylor, Mollie Mcdermott and Rhiannon Woodhouse finished with a score of 118.1454.

Rugby’s team of Abbey Jelf-Barrow, Ariane Sargent, Charlotte Putt, Emily Ogg, Eve Howard, Georgia Lindsay, Jadine Carroll and Sophie Thomas scored 107.9356.

Meanwhile, Amelie Knight-Markiegi, Ella Corcoran, Emily Taylor, Esther Cotgrave, Isla Shiner, Marie-Ange Siegfried, Natasha Ivory-White and Trinity Townsend scored a total of 104.2992 for third-placed City of Birmingham SC.

Pictures: Will Johnston Photography

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