2003

National Age Groups - Crawley Leisure

27th/28th September

Figures (top 10)

12&Under

Ava Pierro - 4th

Natalie Fennemore, Holly Gurr

 

13/14yrs

Grainne Shaughnessy - 4th

Jazmine Stansbury, Sophie Nevin

Rebecca Davies, Helen Morris

 

15/16/17yrs

Siobhan Goodchild - 6th

 

Duet

12&Under

Ava Pierro & Alex Harris - Silver

 

13/14yrs

Rebecca Davies & Jazmine Stansbury - Bronze

Sophie Nevin & Grainne Shaughnessy - 4th

Helen Morris & Melanie Devoy - 6th

 

15,16.17yrs

Siobhan Goodchild & Sarah Hale - 5th

 

 

Solo

12&Under

Ava Pierro - Silver

Also Natalie Fennemore, Holly Gurr -

 

13/14yrs

Jazmine Stansbury - 4th

Also Grainne Shaughnessy, SophieNevin,

Rebecca Davies

 

 

15/16/17yrs

Siobhan Goodchild

 

 

 

 

Team

12&Under Reading Royals - Bronze

13/14yrs - Gold

15,16,17yrs - Silver

Reading Royals

Through the Year 2003

 

Home

Swimmer of the Year -

Katie Hooper

"Reading Royals Synchro Club has awarded top performer Katie Hooper with the accolade of Swimmer of the Year for 2002.

Katie has sadly decided to hang up her costune and goggles after a distinguished career in the sport which ended on the high point of a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester last July.

Katie would like to thank her past duet partners with whom she has shared medals, in particular Kelly Wise , Emily Duerden, sister Jo and GB partner Gayle Adamson from the Gateshead Club and all the team members she has swum with. She would also like to thank all the club coaches who have worked with her over the years in particular Mila Robertson and Di Singh and everyone in the club who has helped her to her success" - Jon Hooper in SYNCHRO WORLD

 

Full article courtesy of Synchro World to the right and clickable.

 

Katie Hooper on her SOTY award and retirement with RR Chair Beverley Skelton.

Loano is a well worn Synchro destination about 50 miles across the French border at Nice.

 

The 2003 team was Tia Randall, Jenna Randall, Louise Woolley, Helen Condon Hannah Massey, Lynne Payne, Katie Skelton, Chloe Huggins andJennifer Waterfield with Kate Coupar as Assistant Coach and Jenny Gray travelling as a judge.

 

The team ranked 5th in Duet and Team at the competition.

Loano Synchro Cup XIX April 24th - 27th

Kate Coupar and Head Coach Adele Carlsen

Squad in Loano.

 

Photo: Sheila Huggins

'As there was no funding for a Great Britain side we competed as England

 

Synchro is a popular sport in Italy and the compettion was advertised all around town. When we arrived for the final we found that it was going to be televised on Italian TV. There was also a large audience with lots of home supporters as well as a small but loud group of English supporters and parents with their Union Jacks.

 

Going to Loano as part of an England Team was a grwat experience. We hope that the continuing difficulties with funding can be resolved to allow British Synchro to go on to greater and better things'

 

SYNCHRO WORLD

Potters Bar Competition

June

Clickable podium images on the right.

 

We do not though have the results from this competition If anyone has them please copy us in at adminroyals@synchrosight.co.uk. (paper report now below)

Southern Inter-County - Crystal Palace, June

 

Reading Weeken Post - 4th July

Novel points based competition for Solo, Duet and Team but excluding swimmers who had swum for Great Britain.

Inter-Club Competition

Exeter, June

Southern Counties Age Groups - Crawley

Solos

11/12yrs

Holly Gurr - 4th

 

13/14yrs

Grainne Shaughnessy - Gold

Sophie Nevin - 4th

Jazmine Stansbury - 6th

 

15/16/17yrs

Katie Skelton - 4th

Sarah Hale - 6th

Duet

12&under

Ava Pierro & Alex Harris - Bronze

Holly Gurr & Taylor Platten - 5th

 

13/14yrs

Grainne Shaughnessy & Sophie Nevin - Gold

Rebecca Davies & Jazmine Stansbury - Silver

Jenny Godding & Sian-Marie Kent - 5th

 

15/16/17yrs

Katie Skelton & Rachel Broadhead - Bronze

Srah Hale & Siobhan Goodchild - 5th

Team

12&under Reading Royals - Gold

13/14 yrs - Gold

15/16/17yrs - Gold

13/14 Team

Grainne Shaughnessy & Sophie Nevin

Figures

11/12yrs

Alex Harris - 6th

 

13/14yrs

Grainne Shaghnessy - Gold

Sophie Nevin - Bronze

Jazmine Stansbury - 4th

Rebecca Davies - 6th

 

15/16/17yrs

Katie Skelton - 4th

Siobhan Goodchild - 6th

 

18 and over

Joanne Hooper - Gold

Portsmouth Babes Novice Comp - Portsmouth

 

October saw the annual Portsmouth Novice Competition. Clubs from Portsmouth, Witney, Potters Bar, Calne, Clacton, Basingstoke, Kingston,Eastbourne and Rushmoor were competing....

British Championships - Walsall, November

Christmas Show -

Reading Central Pool

Gallery & other things

READING SPORTS AWARDS:

 

Junior Team of the Year

READING ROYALS 13/14 TEAM

Player Loyalty

KELLY-ANN WISE