Berks & Bucks County Champs
Bracknell - Feb 7th
SANDRA JACK took gold in the figures section of the senior championships as Reading Royals picked up a massive haul of medals of the Berks and South Bucks County Championships and Grade Four Synchronised Swimming Competition at Bracknell Sports Centre last Saturday. Jack was joined on the podium by Siobhan Goodchild who took bronze. Helen Morris took gold for figures in the junior championship and also achieved overall silver for her figure results in the senior competi-tion. Katie Austin won silver in the junior figures section with Grainne Shaughnessey taking bronze. In the grade four competition Isobel Hale took gold in the figure section with Victoria Willis winning the silver. In the grade four and championship competition the girls were challenged with Kip Twist Spin (2.5), Walk Over Back Closing 360 (2.6), Flamingo Bent Knee Spinning 180 (2.5) and Aurora (2.5). And Jack's confident and well-controlled figures made her a clear winner in the senior championships. Morris was second with Siobhan Goodchild taking bronze.
Morris put in an equally strong and confident per formance to earn her top spot in the junior competi-tion, ahead of Austin and Shaughnessey. In the grade four competition, Hale's care-fully performed figures gave her first position ahead of Willis. Shaughnessey's elegant and stylish performance gave her the overall gold in both the senior and junior sections of the solo championships. Melanie DeVoy took sil-ver in both both the junior and senior championships) with her excellent swim to music from the film "Mummy". Excellent Her routine demonstrat-ed strong confident moves and excellent flexibility. Morris took the bronze medal in both senior and junior championships with a graceful performance to music from "Rough Guide
To The Andes". In the championships duets Goodchild and Sarah Hale took gold with a strong and artistic duet to music from "Lord of the Rings". Jenny Gooding and Sian Marie Kent were in the sil-ver medal position. They swam a fast and lively routine to music with a science fiction theme.
Katie Clark - Silver
Rebecca King - Bronze
Emily Holmes - 6th
Isobel Hale - 8th
Grainne Shaunessey - Bronze
Katie Skelton - 4th
Helen Morris - 8th
Helen Anderson - 10th
Reading Royals 12&Under - Gold
RR 13/14 yrs - Gold
RR 15,16,17yrs - Gold
RR 18 & Over - Silver
Katie Skelton - Bronze
Emily Holmes & Megan Rothery - Silver
Alex Harris & Ava Pierro - Bronze
Katie Skelton & Katie Austin - Silver
Southern Counties Age Group - Crawley, 4th April
XIV Comen Cup - Egypt
FIVE girls from Reading Royals were selected to represent England in Egypt in August.
The girls – Rebecca Davies, Helen Morris, Jazmine Stansbury, Grainne Shaughnessy and Melanie DeVoy.
Clickables : image right is the Synchro World extract Aug 2004
The team finished 8th in the Free.
Carla Sanders - Bronze
Carla Sanders & Sandra Jack - Bronze
ASA 12th National Masters
Carla Sanders - Gold
Carla Sanders & Sandra Jack - Silver
ASA National Age Groups
Wigan International Pool - 25/26 September
Some images from the day
"In the 13/14 age group the swimmers that were part of the ASA Youth Team have clearly benefited from the training camps and competition experience. While this is a positive step, there is a gap apperaing between these swimmers and the rest of the age group. Melanie Devoy is looking strong with good leg extension and flexibility.
Another gap has been created in the 15-17 age group where Hanney Massey and Jenna Randall have benefited from international experince of competing in the World events this year. Unfortunately GB do not have the funds to provide this type of training for the majority of swimmers, however we can look much harder at what is being done in the clubs to try and bridge that gap"
Adele Carlsen GB Tech Director) for SYNCHRO WORLD