2008

Reading Royals

2008

Club Awards Night - January



    SWIMMER OF THE YEAR 2007  - KATIE CLARK

For a report on the other awards on the night... click HERE

Reading Novice Comp 

- 14th June

A1 Open Skills   -     9-12yrs


Tianee Buckley     -        Gold

Amy Ostler           -        4th

Lily Ryan              -        6th

Natalie Saudan     -        8th

Lucy Farrell         -         9th

Maisie James       -         10th


B1 Open Skills     -       9-12yrs

Ellie Richards       -         Gold

Elizabeth Lee         -       Bronze

Nicole Ryan          -         6th


Open Free Teams   -   9-12yrs

Reading                  -        4th


Invitation Free Teams - 8-10yrs

Reading                  -       Gold

County Medallists ex above


C Invitational  8-10yrs

Sheena Austin        -        Gold

Millie Harris           -         Silver

Catherine Hamilton -       Bronze


C Open  9-12yrs

Bethan Scholey      -        Silver


C Open  13-19yrs

Iola Evans               -        Gold

Tianee Buckley


       Beth Lee    Ellie Richards

      Iola Evans

GB Junior Europeans / Worlds - Angers /St Petersburg - May/June

For many of the squad this was their first international appearance. The team finished in 10th place.




For more click on the British Synchro image to the right. Brief at-the-time updates on COMEN and Senior GB squad.



Interesting note made by Development Coach Alex Marchant re Figures in her report (courtesy Synchro World Aug 2008)  -

"we timed our top GB athlete and the lowest ranked Russian swimmer and in the compulsory Eiffel Walk figure and the Russian athlete was over 30 seconds slower to complete".


A two week camp in Sicily followed before the squad flew to St Petersburg for the Junior Worlds.


The GB Juniors squad including Harriet Roberts from RR were in Angers, France and swam Solo, Duet and Team. Kate Coupar was the Assistant Coach for the trip.

Reading Weekend Post

RR Open Day, July

Open Day images (RR swimmers)

Olivia Allison & Jenna Randall were the two GB athletes selcted to compete in the Duet, the pair having come through the Beijing qualifying tournament in March.









The pair finished 14th narrowly missing out on a place in the final .

Olympics - Beijing 18th -23rd August 

Reading Royals did have representatives at the competition.

Jenny Gray was the designated GB Judge in Beijing  and Helen Morris was one of the 4 synchro athletes chosen to travel to the 2008 Games as part of the BOA's Olympic Ambition 2012 programme.


The Reading Weekend Post article on the trip is HERE

Figures

12& under

2.   Jade Hearmon

3.   Tianee Buckley

4.   Lucy Farrell


13/14yrs

1.   Katie Clark

2.   Rebecca King

12. Charlotte Adams


15/16/17 yrs

1.  Harriet Roberts

2.  Kristina Holley

8.  Ava Pierro

Solo

12&under

No swimmer




13/14yrs

1.  Katie Clark

2.  Rebecca King




15/16/17yrs

2.  Harriet Roberts


Teams

12&under Comp

1.  Reading Royals


13/14yrs

No Team


15/16yrs

2.  Reading Royals


19&under Combo Rec

3.  Reading Royals

Duets

12&under

No swimmers


13/14yrs

1.  Katie Clark/Rebecca King


15/16yrs

3.  Ava Pierro/Kristina Holley

Slider right with other images from the day

Multi-Regionals

Haslemere, 24th October

Images taken from the  Reading Weekend Post (31/10/2008).  Swimmer names on the 19 & under are a little awry (and Megan Waldron looking a little less than impressed with her rosette!) Read the full 'Post' report HERE

GB Seniors, World Trophy - Madrid

5th-7th December

Results

National Age Groups -

Gloucester

Figures

12& Under

3.   Jade Hearmon

4.   Lucy Farrell

7.   Natalie Saudan

9.   Lily Ryan

10. Tianee Buckley


13/14yrs

1.   Katie Clark

3.   Rebecca King


15/16/17yrs

2.  Harriet Roberts

11. Hannah Rush


GB Junior Trial

1.   Katie Clark

3.   Harriet Roberts

14.  Hannah Rush

21.  Rebecca Bates

Solos








13/14yrs

1.   Katie Clark

2.   Rebecca King


15/16/17yrs

3.    Harriet Roberts


Champs

7.   Bethany Dearlove







Duets

13/14yrs

1. Katie Clark/Rebecca King


15-17yrs Free

3. Ava Pierro/ Kristina Holley

Teams

12&under

1. Reading Royals


15-17yrs Free

4. Reading Royals


Team Technical

3. Reading Royals


19 & Under Rec Combo

4. Reading Royals

Extract from Club President Mila Robertson's Christmas Programme message:-


"It has been another successful year for Reading Royals. Our novices had a great time at our Open Novice Competition in June. Gold medallists were Tianee Buckley, Ellie Richards, Sheena Austin, Iola Evans and the 10& Under team.


Katie Clark was selected to train as part of the GB Junior Duet and together with coach Kate Coupar spent two weeks training in Canada which was a great experience for them both. Katie is competing next weekend in Athens and we send our good wishes with her. Harriet Roberts was selected into the GB Junior Squad and swam at the World Championships in Russia, representing GB for the first time.

Our senior swimmers Katie Skelton, Helen Morris and Jazmine Stansbury continue their prerparation towards the London Olympics. By now they will have taken part in their first international  competition, the FINA World Cup in Madrid".

Christmas Show, Reading Central

Images from camcorder on the left and from Sian Kent's lens on the right (much better quality)

Gallery & other things

Beth Lee               Iola Evans

SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH

                Jessica Brown